VarioTAP® processor emulation for Texas Instruments AM355x family

VarioTAP® processor emulation for Texas Instruments AM355x family

GOEPEL electronic extends the VarioTAP® technology for universal processor emulation for the Texas Instruments AM355x family of the Sitara™ series. The processor is reconfigured to provide design-integrated test and programming instruments via the native debug port. A respective VarioTAP® model, as part of an extensive IP library, contains all relevant access information for the respective target processor. On this basis, users can select a processor corresponding to their design and be able to test and validate the connected hardware unit as well as program Flash memories.

The new VarioTAP® model offers these techniques for the AM355x family from Texas Instruments. These processors allow designs with many features including lower power consumption. Main areas of application are automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The processors are based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex A8 RISC architecture with clock frequencies up to 1.0 GHz. They are integrated into miniaturized housings as BGA components with up to 324 Pins, not allowing direct contacting to external instruments. VarioTAP® can be utilized to provide design-integrated tools for test, hardware debug, Flash programming and design validation after chip mounting.

About VarioTAP®:

VarioTAP® is a technology for processor emulation developed by GOEPEL electronic. Thereby, a processor is reconfigured to provide design-integrated test and programming instruments via the native debug port. A respective VarioTAP® model, as part of an extensive IP library, contains all relevant access information for the respective target processor. On this basis users can select a processor corresponding to their design and be able to test and validate the connected hardware unit as well as program Flash memories.