XJTAG unveils XTR series

  • XJTAG XTR features multiple Test Access Ports (TAPs), configurable TAP voltage and voltage measurement, flexible pin mapping and GPIO on pins
  • XJTAG XTR also features the only JTAG interface that can accurately measure signal frequencies
  • New features and usability enhancements guaranteed to save developers time and reduce the amount of test equipment required
  • Free trial and board set-up offer extended to XJTAG XTR series

Cambridge, England, January 07, 2010 — XJTAG (www.xjtag.com), a leading global supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.x boundary scan development systems, today announced its second generation boundary scan solution, the XJTAG XTR series.

The XJTAG XTR series includes all the features of the XJTAG development system plus lots of new features and usability enhancements, from support for multiple JTAG chains to the ability to measure supply rail voltages and signal frequencies.

These features are designed to save developers, test engineers, OEMs and contract manufacturers time and money, and reduce the amount of test equipment required during production testing and board bring up.

“The XJTAG XTR series delivers significant improvements in functionality and usability across the every aspect of our boundary scan system making debugging, testing and programming electronic printed circuit boards and systems even more efficient,” said Simon Payne, XJTAG’s CEO. “We have listened carefully to feedback from our customers and distribution partners to ensure that our second generation system fully meets their needs.”

The XJTAG XTR series supports multiple JTAG chains – with up to four Test Access Port (TAP) connections available to a target board. Also available with the new series is the ability to measure up to 18 different voltages. This is an important addition as modern boards often feature numerous supply rails, so the ability to measure their different voltages, before and during JTAG testing, is extremely useful for ensuring stable circuit operation.

The XTR series also boasts the only JTAG interface that can accurately measure clock signal frequencies. It measures frequencies with an accuracy of 10 ppm up to 200 MHz. This is particularly useful when clock sources are present on a target board.

XJTAG has also introduced features to improve laboratory and field work by making it possible to start the test procedure remotely. This is done by using the button on the new XJLink2 adapter, which conveniently includes three LEDs to give the user a visual indication of the system status. The XJLink2 is also available to order in two colours so that users can use this to differentiate between units with different licences.

In addition, XJTAG has also introduced to its XTR series the ability to run the JTAG TCK signal at up to 166 MHz, plus there’s adjustable signal termination, improved automatic signal skew control, and support for running within a virtual machine (e.g. under VMWare®). Improvements have also been implemented to XJDeveloper, XJRunner and XJEase to support the new features.

“We are confident that the XJTAG XTR series has the potential to transform any company’s development and test regime,” added Simon Payne. “We therefore challenge design engineers, developers, OEMs and contract manufacturers, in fact anyone producing complex BGA-populated printed circuit boards and systems, to take a free trial or let us demonstrate our new system’s capabilities on any prototype board, completely free of charge, with no obligation.”

XJTAG contact details: XJTAG, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0DS, UK.
Telephone +44 (0) 1223 223007, fax +44 (0) 1223 223009 or email enquiries@xjtag.com. Alternatively, visit www.xjtag.com.

About XJTAG (www.xjtag.com)

XJTAG is a leading global supplier of boundary scan development systems compliant with IEEE 1149 standards. XJTAG allows hardware development and manufacturing processes to be shortened significantly, through early development of re-useable tests. XJTAG development systems enable rapid hardware debug and test of both JTAG and non-JTAG (cluster) devices, such as SDRAMs, Ethernet controllers, video interfaces, Flash memories, FPGAs and microprocessors. XJTAG also enables In-System Programming of FPGAs, CPLDs and Flash memories.

XJTAG’s headquarters are in Cambridge, UK, with a network of distributors across Europe, the Far East, North and South America, the Middle East and Australasia.

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