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Publication Date: 02/1/2011
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Goepel Vector Link for Agilent with JTAG Platform
Agilent vector migration screen photo.
Jena, Germany — Goepel electronic has introduced a special linking software to migrate test vectors to Agilent In-Circuit Testers (ICT). The vector link was developed in cooperation with the GATE Program member WG-Test and supports the transfer of hybrid Boundary Scan test sets to the parallel pin electronics at parallel pin level fault diagnosis.

Direct transfer of test vectors — which have already been proven on the prototype — to the New Product Introduction (NPI) stage is an important aspect of the testing process. According to the company, the vector link is available for the entire Agilent ICT product range — complementing the existing high performance integration solutions — helping users to react to the production test's individual performance demands.

Test vector generation and evaluation used in conjunction with the high-quality pin electronics of the HP/Agilent 3070 test system can be performed off-line. And the system can use already-generated and checked test vectors. Signals can be sent to the standard test fixture without the need for additional pin electronics — resulting in simple and efficient test development, combined with high test coverage.

The vector link is a bidirectional software bridge between the Agilent ICT and the JTAG/Boundary Scan software SYSTEM CASCON, and all platforms are supported. The vector transfer is implemented by direct generation of the native ICT format. All serial TAP vectors as well as parallel I/O vectors are transferred to the pin electronics.

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