GOEPEL electronic accelerates graphical Boundary Scan Project Development for Multi Board DesignsNew version of the ScanVision tool suite for Boundary Scan design visualisation
In cooperation with the company ASTER Technologies, GOEPEL electronic developed a new version of the ScanVision™ tool suite for Boundary Scan design visualisation.
The further development solves the problem of multi board design visualisation at the layout and schematic level, enabling a significantly improved level of productivity in project development as well as fault analysis on the production stage.
“The increasing penetration of Boundary Scan technology into testing complete systems puts new demands on visualisation tools, which we are able to meet with our enhanced ScanVision tools”, says Bettina Richter, GOEPEL electronic’s Marketing Manager. “In addition to continuing the long-term cooperation with our partner ASTER, we facilitate the hierarchical utilisation of Boundary Scan throughout the entire product life cycle.”
Christophe Lotz, President of ASTER Technologies says: “ASTER is proud to have strong relationships with our strategic partners and have the opportunity to work together in developing advanced technology to meet the ever increasing demands of the Boundary Scan market.”
About the new ScanVision tool suite:
Basically, ScanVision™ consists of the three elements Layout Visualizer, Schematic Visualizer and Virtual Schematic Visualizer. All components are integral parts of the Boundary Scan system software SYSTEM CASCON™, using a consistent project data base. This data base is generated by importing individual design data and interconnection referencing. For this purpose, appropriate tools are the CASCON Board Merger™ and CASCON Component Explorer™.
Using this information provides opportunities for interactive cross-probing between schematic and layout, selective labelling of pins, components and circuits, as well as tracking of signal paths via multiple boards with dynamic switching. That enables operations such as test coverage analysis, hardware debugging or graphical fault display far above the board boundaries up to system level.
The enhanced ScanVision tools are integrated as standard starting from SYSTEM CASCON™ version 4.6.1 and are activated by the licence manager like the system software. For customers with a valid maintenance contract the new features are free of charge. SYSTEM CASCON™ is a professional JTAG/Boundary Scan development environment, developed by GOEPEL electronic currently with 45 completely integrated ISP, test, and debug tools for the support of all Embedded System Access technologies.
Category: Boundary Scan
Author: Stefan Meissner