GOEPEL electronic Extends ChipVORX Technology for Chip Embedded Instruments


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GOEPEL electronic has extended the availability of ChipVORX model libraries for Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) using SoC FPGAs of the Altera Arria V series to support embedded test and embedded programming.

ChipVORX is a technology for universal control of Chip Embedded Instruments via JTAG port. The ChipVORX models are modular IP (Intellectual Properties), which contain all relevant access information for the target FPGA and are part of a comprehensive IP library. Thus, the user can select the target FPGA and then enable the desired test or programming function during project development.

Fast Flash programming, RAM Access tests and universal clock frequency measurement as well as Bit Error Rate Tests (BERT) can be performed without special FPGA knowledge required of the user. By design, with integrated test electronics, no needles or probes are necessary for contacting the UUT. Application settings for the FPGA images (including the connection between IP and pin) are performed automatically and without FPGA synthesis. Parameters for functions like Bit Error Rate Test and frequency measurement are interactively set via control panels and become operative immediately.

About Altera Arria V SoC FPGA

The Altera Arria V family offers an optimal mid-performance range. It combines a wide array of functions, such as memory, logic and DSP units with first-class signal quality through transceiver up to 28,05 Gbps. The Arria V SoC FPGA devices are manufactured in a 28 nm process. ChipVORX has been developed to provide effective tools with minimal access requirements for test, hardware debugging, Flash programming and design validation after chip mounting. ChipVORX is fully integrated into the system platform SYSTEM CASCON.

About ChipVORX

ChipVORX is an IP-based technology for implementation, access and control of Chip embedded Instruments via IEEE Std. 1149.x/JTAG. It also supports FPGA embedded instruments in the form of softcores. The ChipVORX® library currently contains more than 300 different test and measurement instruments for all leading FPGA platforms. Some of these instruments are frequency meters and high-speed Flash programmers as well as IP for at-speed access test of dynamic RAM devices. The use of ChipVORX® requires neither expert background knowledge by the user nor special FPGA tools or continuous IP adaptations.

About GOEPEL electronic

GOEPEL electronic is a worldwide leading vendor of innovative electronic and optical test and inspection systems, being the market leader for professional JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions for Embedded System Access (ESA). A network of branch offices, distributors and service partners ensures the global availability of the products as well as the support of the more than 8,000 system installations. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena/Germany, GOEPEL electronics employs currently more than 230 employees and generated a revenue of 30 Million Euro in 2015 (ca. $32 Mio). GOEPEL electronic has continuously been ISO9001 certified since 1996 and has been honoured with TOP-JOB and TOP-100 awards for being one of the best medium-sized companies in Germany. GOEPEL electronic’s products won several awards in recent years and are used by the leading companies in telecommunication, automotive, space and avionics, industrial controls, medical technology, and other industries. For more information, click here.

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