News Articles – 2006
New JTAG tools that extend boundary scan test capabilities can help military designers meet the test access challenges that come with the most advanced COTS silicon.
Thales UK uses XJTAG's boundary scan development system to debug and test complex PCBs in its software-defined radios (SDRs). The system debugs and tests the baseband PCBs that form part of the MSN 8100-H SDR, European operational software radio. The radio is designed for naval and ground-based applications and is on the Royal Navy's next class of Destroyers, the Type 45, scheduled to enter service in 2009.
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SMS Electronics in Beeston, Nottingham is one of the largest EMS companies in the UK. Its customers are vendors of advanced, complex products including telecom, medical and industrial equipment. Its services span design for manufacture and test, rapid prototyping, procurement, PCB and full product build, test and life cycle support, and the company currently supports more than 600 live products.
SMS Electronics has invested in the XJTAG boundary scan development system to speed up fault diagnosis on complex boards with multiple JTAG devices such as ball grid arrays (BGAs) and limited test points - and to assist with a flurry of RoHS-led redesign work. Full article (PDF, 950k)
Military sets sights on JTAG to meet test coverage challenges imposed by COTS design - Military Embedded Systems - July 2006
The increasing deployment of FPGAs and other JTAG-enabled ICs across aerospace and defense products is forcing board designers to think again about boundary scan/JTAG test solutions.
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XJTAG supports off-board test coverage
Boundary scan testing grows as BGAs proliferate