Test & Measurement

New low cost Module enables full Test of DIMM168 Interfaces per JTAG/Boundary Scan

1st August 2007
ES Admin
GOEPEL electronic announces the market introduction of CION Module™/DIMM168 as another I/O module of the CION product family. The new digital low cost module is serially controlled via TAP by special CION™ ASIC chips, and enables the testing of all signal and voltage supply pins of JEDEC Std. compliant DIMM168 plug connectors.
“The new module for testing DIMM168 sockets is another step towards the consistent availability of our innovative CION Module™ architecture for all important interfaces”, explains Thomas Wenzel, managing director of GOEPEL electronic’s Boundary Scan Division. “At the same time, we’re meeting the demands of many customers for an extensive product portfolio of test solutions in the lower price segment.”



The CION Module™/DIMM168 is plugged into a respective socket, whereby the interface stages’ voltage between 1.8V and 5V are adapted automatically. Because the modules are equipped with transparent TAP, several boards of the same or different types can be cascaded in a Daisy Chain configuration. The structural Boundary Scan test of all DIMM168 signal and voltage supply pins are executed by the on-board CION™ ASIC ICs. All channels can be independently switched as Input/Output/Tristate.

To ensure protection of test equipment and unit under test (UUT), CION Module™/DIMM168 provides special safety mechanisms such as “UNSTRESS” to prevent damages in case of shorts, extended power yield and voltage programmable TAP.



These features guarantee not only a high reliability and flexibility but also outstanding safety and extendibility.



The new hardware module is completely supported by all JTAG/Boundary Scan controllers of the ScanBooster™ and SCANFLEX® families as well the integrated Boundary Scan software platform SYSTEM CASCON™. Since more than 10 years, SYSTEM CASCON™ is the most innovative Integrated JTAG/Boundary Scan Development Environment with more than 35 fully integrated tools. Users are now able to easily integrate the CION Module™/DIMM168 into a respective test project with fully automatically generated test vectors. Any faults can be interactively debugged and visualised graphically at pin and net level in the layout and schematic.



About GOEPEL electronic:

GOEPEL electronic, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena/Germany, is a worldwide leading vendor of innovative JTAG / Boundary Scan / IEEE 1149.x solutions, offering mature software tools in an integrated development environment, high-performance Boundary Scan controllers and accessories, as well as comprehensive product support and value added services. The company of 125 employees generated a revenue of more than 16 million EURO (about 20 million US Dollars) in 2006, maintaining support and sales offices in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. An extended distribution and service network of more than 300 specialists ensures excellent local and on-site customer support for more than 4,500 worldwide system installations. 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. Further information about the 2004, 2006 and 2007 “Best-in-Test Award” winner can be found on the Internet at www.goepel.com.

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