Corelis Supports Both USB 2.0 and LAN with Boundary-Scan Controller

1/14/2004 - Corelis Inc. recently unveiled their NetUSB-1149.1/E, a new high-performance, intelligent boundary-scan controller that can be connected either to a userís PC via the high-speed USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) or a 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN interface. In addition to providing the ease and flexibility of connection associated with both USB and LAN interfaces, the NetUSB-1149.1/E offers testing and in-system programming of CPLDs, FPGAs, and Flash memories on up to four concurrent (ganged) JTAG chains. This feature comprises the ability to deliver test vectors at a sustained test clock (TCK) frequency of 80 MHz on all four JTAG chains while simultaneously verifying results in hardware at each individual TAP.

The Corelis NetUSB-1149.1/E is an intelligent Boundary-Scan controller that can be used in the testing of devices, boards or systems compliant with IEEE Std 1149.1. The controller offers excellent functionality due to its large array of performance-enhancing innovations that increase test vector throughput. The NetUSB-1149.1/E interfaces with the host computer either via industry standard high-speed USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) or via a 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN interface. This allows a standard desktop or laptop PC to be used for boundary-scan testing in various phases of a product life cycle including design, manufacturing and field service. Boundary-Scan test vectors developed with Corelis' ScanPlusTPG Test Program Generator can be executed directly on the NetUSB-1149.1/E.

"Because it can connect via LAN or USB, the NetUSB-1149.1/E offers its use in a variety of situations supporting both desktop and laptop PCs, and local or remote proximity to the PC" said Jim Rodgers, Technical Marketing Engineer at Corelis Inc. "By having a common test platform for both design and manufacturing 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 optimal solutions even under the most demanding applications".

The NetUSB-1149.1/E controller ships with built-in self-test software and Plug-and-Play Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP device drivers. The NetUSB-1149.1/E controller is available from stock with prices starting from $5,950.

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, FPGAs, JTAG emulation and debugging. It includes a 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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