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Gang Tester Improves Efficiency During Boundary Scan in Mass Production

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A new gang tester enables users to test or program up to 16 boards in parallel, applying only one central controller. With the SFX-TAP16/G from Goepel Electronic, users are now able to implement highly compact and cost-efficient gang test applications. The system utilization also increases efficiency in the production at significantly reduced manufacturing costs.

The new TAP transceiver’s concept is based on modularly configurable TAP Slot Cards (TSC) and Power Slot Cards (PSC). By this, the system can be freely adapted to nearly any kind of UUT interface and gang numbers. Investments are protected by the hardware’s exchangeability and upgradeability. The number of TAPs on the UUT may vary between eight (2 UUT) and one (16 UUT). The Power Slot Cards enable the individual power supply per UUT, monitoring the power consumption and feature isolating relays. In addition to solutions for TSC and PSC, Goepel Electronic provides engineering services to develop project-specific modules and turnkey  gang testers. SFX-TAP16/G is also available as a pure kit without housing for integrations on customers’ sites.

The SFX-TAP16/G can be open configured, supporting numerous modern test and program strategies such as Processor Emulation Test (PET), core assisted Flash programming, chip embedded instrumentation and protocol driven interface tests as well as Boundary Scan. 

It can also be freely combined with all Scanflex controllers supporting PCI, PCI Express, PXI, PXI Express USB, GBit LAN, FireWire or LXI, whereby the distance can be up to five meters. The new gang testers are fully supported in the industrially leading JTAG/Boundary Scan platform SYSTEM CASCON from version 4.5.4 on. 

GOEPEL Electronic, Jena, Germany. +49 3641-6896-0. [www.goepel.com].