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Corelis Inc., Unveils a High-Performance Parallel Port Boundary-Scan (JTAG) Test Controller Board

New Parallel Port JTAG Controller provides boundary-scan
testing for field service and portable applications.

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Cerritos, CA, February 10, 2002 — Corelis Inc., today unveiled a new high performance intelligent boundary-scan controller board, PIO-1149.1/E, that connects to a user’s PC via the standard parallel port.

The Corelis PIO-1149.1/E is an intelligent test controller that can be used in the testing of devices, boards, or systems, compliant with IEEE Std 1149.1. It connects to the PC via the standard parallel port that allows quick and convenient installation on any PC without opening the PC.  The controller offers excellent performance due to included performance-enhancing innovations that increase test vector throughput.  The test clock (TCK) is user programmable with speeds up to 25 MHz. The JTAG ports and discrete I/O voltage levels are programmable from 1.25 to 3.4V and are 5V compatible. The PIO-1149.1/E supports two independent boundary-scan chains.

The PIO-1149.1/E allows a laptop computer to be used for boundary-scan testing in various phases of a product life cycle such as design, manufacturing, and field service. Boundary-Scan test vectors developed with Corelis’ ScanPlusTPG Test Program Generator can be executed directly on the PIO-1149.1/E controller.

“With this new controller design, we are able to support portable testing of large boards using TCK speeds of up to 25 MHz, thus greatly reducing test times” said Steven Hartman, Product Marketing Manager of Corelis Inc. “By having a common portable test platform for design, manufacturing, and field service, our customers will realize tremendous costs savings. This new controller is an important addition to our existing line of boundary-scan controllers as we can offer our customers a wide selection of tester platforms, speeds and prices”.

The PIO-1149.1/E controller ships with built-in self-test software and Plug and Play Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP Scan Function Library and device drivers.  The PIO-1149.1/E is also compliant with the IEEE-1284 specification, which requires a parallel port with ECP capability.

Boundary-Scan is an embedded IC technology for in-system programming and testing of digital circuit boards and components that have been standardized as IEEE Std 1149.1.  Corelis’ ScanPlus Boundary-Scan tools include hardware and software products offering exceptional ease-of-use combined with advanced technical innovation.

The PIO‑1149.1/E is available from stock.

Corelis Inc., offers a broad line of boundary-scan software and hardware products for interconnect testing, in-system programming of Flash memories & CPLDs, JTAG emulation and debugging. It includes full range of IEEE Std 1149.1 boundary-scan testers for the ISA, PCI, PCMCIA, LAN, USB, cPCI/PXI and VXI busses. Corelis also provides various engineering services and is well known for its outstanding customer support.

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