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Publication Date: 05/1/2011
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Goepel Intros Smallest JTAG/Boundary Scan Controller
PicoTAP boundary scancontroller.
Jena, Germany — Goepel electronic has introduced PicoTAP, calling it the world's smallest JTAG/Boundary Scan Controller with single TAP interface. The new and extremely handy solution (matchbox size) has been designed for simple Boundary Scan test and programming tasks and for cost-critical applications throughout the entire product life cycle.

If users want to upgrade their Boundary Scan applications at a later point in time, programs generated with PicoTAP are cross-compatible with all controllers from the company, such as the SCANBOOSTER® series or the high-performance platform SCANFLEX®.

According to the company, the new low cost controller is its response to increasing customer requests to execute simple or non-time-critical test, debug and programming procedures with minimal equipment. Furthermore, PicoTAP enables a fast introduction to the standardized test topic via IEEE 1149.x by keeping full compatibility to the company's existing hardware and software portfolio.

The low cost JTAG/Boundary Scan Controller is controlled by a USB 2.0 interface and does not require any additional voltage supply, making it very handy and efficient. PicoTAP provides a preconfigured plug-in TAP (Test Access Port), and therefore can be directly plugged into the assembly, eliminating the need for additional cable adaptions. PicoTAP can provide further flexibility by using a 5V auxiliary supply voltage that is switchable at the TAP interface.

Contact: Goepel electronics LLC, 9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 150W, Austin, TX 78759 888-446-3735 or 512-782-2500 E-mail: Web: or

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