GOEPEL Electronics is presenting a webcast, hosted by Test & Measurement World, on in-system programming (ISP) methods and in particular on means to improve ISP performance. Flash EEPROM and serial EEPROM devices can be found on almost every electronics product today. In the past, such devices have most commonly been programmed before being mounted on a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), but to help shorten product design cycles and improve flexibility, these devices are increasingly being programmed in-situ after being mounted on the PCBA. Once mounted, the devices must be accessed and programmed from an external source through an interface on the PCBA, such as a JTAG Test Access Port (TAP). The existence of a TAP interface makes access and programming possible but is relatively slow and can be problematic in terms of the amount of time that is required to program the devices. This webcast will discuss alternative programming methods and their benefits. The focus will be on design techniques to reduce programming time as well as on high-speed in-system programming capabilities, such as those provided by the Goepel Electronics' VarioTAP and ChipVORX technologies.
While a basic understanding of JTAG / boundary scan IEEE Std 1149.1 is beneficial, it is not required to be able to understand the concepts presented in this webcast.
If you are designing PCBAs which contain Flash and/or serial EEPROM devices, are responsible for the manufacturing or test of such boards, or are interested in the cost benefits of programming such devices in-situ, please be sure to view this session.