Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
STANDARD TEST AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (STAPL):
STAPL is a vendor- and platform-independent language for programming and testing devices via the IEEE standard 1149.1 interface, commonly known as JTAG. STAPL enables programming of designs into programmable logic devices (PLDs) offered by a variety of PLD vendors. STAPL is also suitable for testing 1149.1-compliant devices.