May 3, 2012 -- GOEPEL electronic GmbH has introduced the ChipVORX Module, a special FPGA-based I/O module product line. The new modules are controlled via a standard TAP enabling access to the entire ChipVORX ecosystem of test and programming IPs for external instrumentation.
The first ChipVORX module, the FXT-X90, is based on a Xilinx FPGA, providing 90 I/O channels, with 72 being voltage programmable. Equipped with a transparent TAP, the module enables the daisy-chained cascading of several boards of the same or different types. Various functions for universal frequency measurement, RAM test, fast Flash programming or control of user-specific instruments are provided as ChipVORX IP. Among other things, the module provides a separate clock generator. Another unique feature is that the ChipVORX-IP do not require specific design synthesis, i.e., they are ideally suited for adaptive debugging.
In addition to FPGA embedded instrument utilization, FXT-X90 can be applied as a simple boundary scan I/O module with dynamic-mode-switching capability.
The new hardware module is supported by all SCANFLEX boundary scan controllers as well as GOEPEL electronic's integrated software platform SYSTEM CASCON.
The user can comfortably integrate the ChipVORX Module FXT-X90 into a respective test object, automatically generate all required test and programming vectors, and interactively debug and visualize faults at pin- and net-level in the schematic.
The usage of the ChipVORX IP requires neither expert background knowledge nor specific FPGA tools or programmers. The ChipVORX I/O Module model line will be extended to additional Xilinx chips as well as additional FPGA vendors.
Go to the GOEPEL electronic GmbH website for details.