April 2008; FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GÖPEL electronic's ScanAssist awarded "2008 Best in Test" by Test & Measurement World For the third time in a row
GOEPEL electronic won the “Best in Test Award” sponsored by the international magazine and website Test &
rewarded for another outstanding JTAG/Boundary Scan innovation.rewarded for another outstanding JTAG/Boundary
This is a special honour, because numerous companies and their products apply for this award each year, thus the
“Best in Test Awards” are highly rated.
“We are very proud to have repeatedly won the Best in Test Award for our revolutionary JTAG/Boundary Scan
solutions”,says Thomas Wenzel, Managing Director of GOEPEL electronic’s Boundary Scan division. “It is our goal to
continuously develop technologically leading platform solutions in hardware as well as software. To be awarded again
is also an approval, in our opinion, for the continued quality level we strive to maintain.”
Scan Assist™ enables the real-time activation and analysis of individually defined logic states directly in the target
hardware (Pin/Net Toggler) without prior test program generation. It features unrivalled intelligence, and automatically
identifies potentially unsafe or hardware harming vectors as well as logic states of non-Boundary Scan nets and pins
The new ScanAssist™ Interactive Pin Toggler complements the existing ScanAssist™ Multi Mode Debugger building a
complete debug tool suite.
The tool uses the central data base of the development environment SYSTEM CASCON™, and in active state
initialises all Boundary Scan structures and administrates the test vectors. That means, the user doesn’t need any
knowledge about specific TAP control sequences and operation modes, and can concentrate on verification tasks.
Logic levels can be provided in object browsers and ASCII files as well as in schematic and Layout Visualizer.
The ScanAssist™ interactive pin toggler can reach an especially high performance in combination with the innovative
SCAN VISISON™ III Visualizers, which can be completely integrated. Besides standard functions they enable a net
and pin oriented colour presentation of logic states and fault states. The Virtual Schematic principle enables the
synthetic combination of native schematic sectors, and therefore, improves the debug process efficiency.
GOEPEL electronic, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena/Germany, is a worldwide leading vendor of
innovative JTAG / Boundary Scan / IEEE 1149.x solutions, offering mature software tools in an integrated
development environment, high-performance Boundary Scan controllers and accessories, as well as comprehensive
product support and value added services. The company of about 125 employees generated revenue of more than
18 million EURO in 2007, maintaining support and sales offices in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the
United States. An extended distribution and service network of over 300 specialists ensures excellent local and on-
site customer support for more than 4,500 worldwide system installations. GOEPEL electronic has continuously been
ISO9001 certified since 1996 and has been honoured with TOP-JOB and TOP-100 awards for being one of the best
medium-sized companies in Germany. GOEPEL electronic’s products won several awards in recent years and are
used by the leading companies in telecommunication, automotive, space and avionics, industrial controls, medical
technology, and other industries. Further information about the three time “Best-in-Test Award” winner can be found
on the Internet at www.goepel.com