Goepel electronic opens its Scanflex Platform to third party applications

August 24, 2012 // By Julien Happich
In cooperation with selected partners of the GATE alliance program, Goepel electronic has developed a comprehensive Application Programming Interface (API) for its hardware platform Scanflex.

The API provides third-parties direct access to, and control of, the entire Scanflex hardware down to bit level from their respective software systems. Hence, users will be able to define synchronized interactions with other processes and modules as well as control non-JTAG protocols and hardware.
The new Scanflex API provides both access to serial Test Access Ports (TAPs) and to all I/O modules, which can be controlled in parallel and independent from the TAPs. Using standard programming languages such as C/C++, Pascal, or Visual C, customizable serial or parallel vectors to be processed by the Scanflex hardware can be generated (and responses can be analyzed) by third party software. Applications range from controlling special boundary-scan components, emulation sequences, and exotic programming tasks, up to complex analysis functions for chip validation. Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) operating systems are supported. The new Scanflex API is available free of charge and will be provided and licensed upon request.

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