Gleichmann Electronics Research presents cost-efficient JTAG tool for easier debugging and testing of PCBs and ICs

Entry-level version available for less than 400 Euros

(PresseBox) (Hagenberg (Austria), ) Gleichmann Electronics Research presents its Hpe_JTAG, a plug-and-play tool designed for the interactive debugging and testing of PCBs and ICs, in Hall 9, Booth 235 at embedded world 2009. Hpe_JTAG costs only a fraction of conventional high-end JTAG tools.

Hpe_JTAG is delivered with an optional USB-JTAG cable. It supports all obligatory JTAG instructions (SAMPLE, EXTEST, BYPASS) as well as INTEST. Additionally, arbitrary user register accesses can be defined.

To make it easier for users to locate relevant signals, signal names can be imported from BSDL or pin files, which were generated during the FPGA synthesis. As a result, it can be checked at a glance whether, for example, reset and enable signals are set correctly, clock inputs are toggling or data and address buses are stuck at a certain value. As opposed to measurements with an oscilloscope or logic analyzer this observation is absolutely non-intrusive.

A python scripting interface allows users to add functionality to the tool or to automate repetitive tasks. Any user defined JTAG access is allowed - users are only limited by their imagination.

A free demo version of Hpe_JTAG is available now and can be downloaded from:

http://www.ge-research.com/....

Entry level pricing of the full version is 399 Euro and during the embedded world 2009 only 359 Euro (plus VAT).

MSC Technologies GmbH

Gleichmann Electronics Research (Austria) GmbH & Co KG is a subsidiary company of the German Gleichmann & Co Electronics GmbH. Founded in 2004, the company develops and manufactures high-end development tools for FPGAs and ASICs. Additionally, various services in connection with FPGA and ASIC development are offered. Detailed information can be found at: www.ge-research.com

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