Corelis Debuts Universal Serial Bus 2.0 Boundary-Scan Controller

12/24/2003 - Corelis Inc., unveiled a new high performance intelligent boundary-scan controller device, USB-1149.1/E, that connects to a userís PC via the high speed USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus).

The Corelis USB-1149.1/E is an intelligent test controller that can be used in the testing and programming of devices, boards, or systems, compliant with IEEE Std 1149.1. It connects to the PC via the standard USB port that allows quick and convenient installation on any computer without opening the PC. The controller offers excellent performance due to included performance-enhancing innovations that increase test vector throughput. The test clock (TCK) is user programmable with speeds up to 100 MHz. The JTAG ports and discrete I/O voltage levels are programmable from 1.25 to 3.3V and are 5V compatible.

The USB-1149.1/E allows a laptop computer to be used for boundary-scan testing, in-system programming, and emulation in various phases of a product life cycle such as design, manufacturing, and field service. Boundary-Scan test vectors developed with Corelis' ScanPlusTPG Test Program Generator can be executed directly on the USB-1149.1/E controller.

"With this new controller design, we are able to support portable testing, in-system programming, and emulation of very complex boards using TCK speeds of up to 100 MHz, thus greatly reducing test, programming, and development times." said Jim Rodgers, Technical Marketing Engineer at Corelis Inc. "By having a common portable test platform for design, manufacturing, and field service, our customers will realize tremendous costs savings. This new controller is an important addition to our existing line of boundary-scan controllers as we can offer our customers a wide selection of tester platforms, speeds and prices".

The USB-1149.1/E controller ships with built-in self-test software and Plug and Play Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP Scan Function Library and device drivers.

The USB-1149.1/E is available from stock with a list price starting from $2,950.

Boundary-Scan is an embedded IC technology for in-system programming and testing of digital circuit boards and components that have been standardized as IEEE Std 1149.1. Corelisí ScanPlus Boundary-Scan tools include hardware and software products offering exceptional ease-of-use combined with advanced technical innovation.

Corelis Inc., offers a broad line of boundary-scan software and hardware products for interconnect testing, in-system programming of Flash memories & CPLDs, JTAG emulation and debugging. It includes full range of IEEE Std 1149.1 boundary-scan testers for the ISA, PCI, PCMCIA, LAN, USB, cPCI/PXI and VXI busses. Corelis also provides various engineering services and is well known for its outstanding customer support.

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