Boundary scan development tool supplier XJTAG has added a JTAG chain debugger to its XJTAG Development System, which will further reduce debug and test times for engineers designing and testing complex printed circuit boards ...
Boundary scan development tool supplier XJTAG has added a JTAG chain debugger to its XJTAG Development System, which will further reduce debug and test times for engineers designing and testing complex printed circuit boards,
Since its introduction as an industry standard in 1990, boundary scan (also known as JTAG) has enjoyed growing popularity for board level manufacturing test applications. JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) as defined by the IEEE 1149.1 Standard, is an integrated method for testing interconnects on PCBs that is implemented at IC level. One company that has taken the principles of JTAG a stage further is Cambridge-based XJTAG. EMP's Dave Tudor visited the company to see how an already-established technology could be enhanced even more.
Increasing density of components on circuit boards, and the use of finer pitch packaging, is forcing defence firms to investigate more novel forms of test.
Defence giant Thales UK, for example, has just selected a boundary scan system from XJTAG of Cambridge to test its software defined radio boards.
Lord Sainsbury, Minister for Science and Innovation, welcomed over 100 international companies from 21 different countries at UK Trade and Investment's TechnologyWorld05, taking place today at Hinxton Hall in Cambridge.
"The presence of so many senior technologists from around the world demonstrates the high regard in which the creativity of UK companies is held," said Lord Sainsbury. "This event provides an excellent forum for UK and overseas enterprises to come together, explore new ideas and do business. I hope that many new partnerships will be made as a result of today's meetings."
Contract electronics manufacturer, Hansatech, is to use boundary scan test solutions from XJTAG initially at its manufacturing facilities at King’s Lynn and Cambridge, and subsequently at its Poole facility and at its partner’s production site.