To meet the cost and time constraints facing developers, engineers need tools that overcome the limitations of traditional test techniques, but that also allow developers to retest revised assemblies quickly each time the design is changed. Boundary scan testing provides a means to meet these requirements.
Wireless camera systems developer, Link Research, has partnered with Briton EMS, a UK CEM with RF capability and boundary scan test experience. The company is an approved XJTAG EMS Developer. This means that it is using the full development capability of the XJTAG system for debugging, testing and programming complex PCBs and systems throughout the product lifecycle.
Dominic Plunkett describes how an alternative flash programming method achieves near theoretical programming times.
Relatively inexpensive, high-density flash memories are good news for product developers under pressure to implement more and better functions in next-generation designs. Reprogramming in situ not only streamlines design and prototyping, but also delivers several advantages when used in the end product.