Austin, Texas and Jena/GermanyIEEE-1149.x JTAG/boundary-scan vendor GoPEL electronic, has a software option in its existing SYSTEM CASCON software suite to support Altera Corp.'s popular USB-Blaster download cable.
The option, as a driver integration of the USB-Blaster download cable in the SYSTEM CASCON software suite, enables the USB Blaster download cable to be used as a native JTAG/boundary-scan controller. It can be used throughout a product's life cycle.
No New Hardware Needed
Using an existing USB-Blaster set-up, configuration data can be applied immediately through SYSTEM CASCON software in conjunction with other test and programming procedures. That can be an effective approachwithout the need to purchase new hardware.
Of course, the USB-Blaster can also be used to ISP (in-system program) flash devices. It can also be used to configure Altera FPGAs (field programmable logic devices) via STAPL (Standard Test and Programming Language), JEDEC Std. JESD-71, SVF (Simple Vector Format) specification, or the IEEE-Std. 1532 spec.
Additional SYSTEM CASCON software support for boundary-scan chain designs, with multi-drop devices, is automatic, including all scan router devices offered by Firecron, National Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments.
All test and ISP procedures generated with Altera's USB-Blaster download cable are fully cross-compatible with other JTAG/boundary-scan controllers from GoPEL. These include the recently introduced SCANFLEX hardware platform.
Support for the USB-Blaster download cable is included at no additional charge in SYSTEM CASCON, beginning with Release 4.3. You can purchase the USB-Blaster download cable from Altera.
For additional information contact Stefan Meissner at GoPEL electronic GmbH, Gschwitzer Str. 58/60, 07745 Jena, Germany. Phone: 49-3641-6896-39. Fax: 49-3641-6896-44. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Or, contact Gopel electronic LLC, 9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 150 W., Austin, Texas 78759. Phone: 512-502-3010. Fax: 512-502-3076. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
GoPEL electronic LLC, 512-502-3010, www.goepel.com