PADS Strengthens DFT Capability with XJTAG Boundary Scan Know-How

Mentor Graphics Siemens Business - XJTAG Case Study

Testing with Boundary can help boost test coverage, accelerate design verification and debugging, and increase production-test efficiency for Mentor, a Siemens Business. Mentor PADS® users can now leverage XJTAG’s experience to maximise the power of boundary scan in their designs without leaving their favourite environment, using the new, free XJTAG® DFT Assistant for PADS.

Engineers can maximise the test coverage achievable with boundary scan by connecting JTAG compatible components into a JTAG chain. Using the JTAG chain, testing can be further extended to non JTAG compatible devices. PADS users can take advantage of XJTAG’s Design-for-Test (DFT) know-how, acquired through years working with clients and refining the XJTAG test development suite, by using the XJTAG DFT Assistant for PADS now included in their favourite design environment.

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Our customers can now use PADS to produce even better board designs that benefit from higher test coverage, faster debugging and prototyping, and more efficient testing in production. Working with XJTAG enabled us to achieve a high-quality result within a fast turnaround time.

Boundary scan can add value from the beginning of the product lifecycle, and is becoming increasingly important to our customers. We saw the opportunity to enhance PADS with class-leading design for boundary scan test, by integrating the features of XJTAG’s highly regarded DFT Assistant.

Jim Martens, Product Marketing Manager, PADS Solutions Group – Mentor, a Siemens Business

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