First Boundary Scan Controller with wireless LAN interface

GOEPEL electronic has released the SFX/WSL1149-(x), which, according to the company, is the world’s first controller for Wireless LAN (WLAN) and is an addition to the company’s Boundary Scan hardware platform SCANFLEX. The new controller series provides a Triple Stream/Dual Band WLAN interface for theoretical transmission speed up to 450 Mbps, enabling wireless utilization of the newest Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies for testing, programming and debugging of complex chips, boards, and entire systems.

“Our goal of continuously expanding the market leadership of the Boundary Scan hardware platform SCANFLEX is demonstrated by the new controller on WLAN basis”, says Thomas Wenzel, Managing Director of GOEPEL electronic’s JTAG/Boundary Scan division. “The wireless communication enables considerably more flexible process integration for operations such as remote debugging, centralized control of distributed test and programming systems, or resource splitting between several users in the lab as well as in the production process.”

The SFX/WSL1149-(x) controller series is said to be the first with integrated WLAN control and is compatible with IEEE standard 802.11a/b/g/n. Additionally, the module provides USB2.0 and Gbit Ethernet interfaces.

The controller series includes three models of different performance classes that can be configured by software, enabling TCK frequencies of up to 80 MHz. In combination with additional components of the modular SCANFLEX product range, such as the SCANFLEX TAP Transceiver (SFX Transceiver) and SCANFLEX I/O modules (SFX Modules), the WLAN controlled Boundary Scan system can be configured with up to eight independent parallel TAPs and up to 31 additional analogue or digital functional modules.

The wireless operation greatly simplifies handling, providing benefits for remote test, debug and fault diagnosis applications. On this basis, the SFX/WSL1149-(x) is able to support all technologies for Embedded System Access.

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