Test & Measurement

VarioTAP model libraries test Bay Trail processors

7th January 2015
Mick Elliott

GOEPEL electronics has developed specific model libraries for testing and programming of Intel Bay Trail processors, which are part of the Intel Atom family. The libraries called VarioTAP models allow flexible execution of processor emulation tests using the native debug port. Users are now able to use the processor as an instrument for hardware design validation of prototypes as well as programming of Flash devices.

Intel Bay Trail is a series of multi-core SoC (System-on-Chip) solutions based on the Silvermont architecture. Manufactured in a 22nm process, the Chips offer optimized performance with low energy consumption.

Main application fields of the Bay Trail processors are mainly mobile applications such as tablets and notebooks, but also hybrid and embedded devices. There are various Intel Bay Trail series with up to four processor cores and clock speeds up to 2GHz.

The processors are integrated in µFCBGA (Micro Flip Chip Ball Grid Array) packages with several hundred pins which are mounted directly on the board, not allowing direct contact with external instruments. VarioTAP offers embedded instruments for test, hardware debugging, Flash programming and design validation even after mounting.

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