Aeroflex has added integrated JTAG/boundary scan capabilities to its 5800 Series multi-configuration, multi-function Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) system.
The 5800 Series will feature as an option, the PXI-based SCANFLEX platform from GOEPEL Electronic, a leading vendor of JTAG/boundary scan solutions. Boundary scan delivers structural device, board and system-level test access throughout the whole product life cycle without invasive bed-of-nail access.
The integrated GOEPEL hardware consists of a controller, a TAP (Test Access Port) Transceiver, TAP Interface Card (TIC) and distributed I/O modules. The SCANFLEX hardware will offer extended fault coverage for the 5800 Series by utilizing digital and analog I/O modules, and the 5800 Series' digital suite of cards. The controller's architecture supports data rates of up to 80 MHz on up to eight independent TAPs.
The 5800 Series is an easy-to-use digital ATE system that integrates seamlessly with an analog suite to provide mixed signal testing as well as pure digital functional test. The system is based on a digital test controller board and up to 18 digital testpoint boards, giving a maximum digital functional testpoint count of 1152 un-multiplexed I/O channels.
Three different body styles make up the 5800 Series"floor standing (5850), benchtop (5820) and rack-mount (5830). Each body style has a common core of 21-slot rack, power and utility cards.
A starting configuration for the 5800 digital test controller is priced at approximately $4,800 and the SCANFLEX boundary scan option will start at approximately $2,700.
More information is available at www.aeroflex.com.