The PXI-XJLink2 module allows the integration of XJTAG into PXI-based test systems. PXI-XJLink2 has one JTAG controller that can be connected to up to 4 JTAG chains, which are configurable for pinout and voltage. It is easily integrated with LabVIEWTM with a full set of Virtual Instruments (VIs) included.

PXI-XJLink2 product sheet Technical specifications Get further info

Example of connectors to connect to the PXI front module: Manufacturer: 3m (refs. 10320-3210-000 and 10120-6000EL)

Key Benefits

  • Standard PXI interface: ideal for lab and production work.
  • Modular, scalable solution.
  • Self-contained licence allows you to run XJTAG from a standalone PXI rack.
  • Re-configurable unit for multiple UUTs saving costs.
  • Easy integration with NI’s LabVIEW™ and TestStand™*.

PXI-XJLink2 JTAG Controller


  • 32 bit PXI/cPCI bus interface.
  • NI LabVIEW Virtual Instruments (VIs) available (National Instruments).
  • 3U form factor.
  • Connects to up to 4 JTAG chains on the UUT.
  • Configurable pinout for any cable or board.
  • TCK clock frequencies up to 166 MHz.
  • Two different voltages can be configured, from 1.1V to 3.3V in 0.1V steps
  • Visual indication of test status.
  • Adjustable JTAG signal termination.
  • Automatic signal skew control.
  • Can supply power to the target board through the JTAG connector (3.3V, <100mA).
  • Built in voltage meter on all I/O pins. Voltage input: Min 0, Max 5 V
  • Frequency counter on all I/O pins. Frequency input: Min 1 Hz, Max 200 MHz. Selectable measurement period of 1 ms, 10 ms, 100 ms, 1 s, 10 s
  • JTAG signals are +5V tolerant.
  • Spare pins on the JTAG connector can be used to indicate the test status or to control other items — e.g. hold a board in reset / turn on a PSU.
  • Pins can also be used as general purpose I/O during testing, for example for fast Flash programming.
  • Simple DLL API interface: includes commands such as tmsReset() irScan() drScan() etc.
  • Full tutorials provided for all software packages based on supplied demonstration hardware.

PXI/cPCI solution

PXI-XJLink2 provides a JTAG solution that can be integrated with other test equipment using the industrial PXI standard designed to minimise the effect of electrical noise. CompactPCI® compatible so it can be used in any cPCI or PXI-based test system.


Configurable JTAG interface

Only one simple cable assembly is required to connect to your target board — no extra adapters needed. The 20-way connector is configurable to match the connector pinout on the PCB. The ability to change the pinmap for the JTAG signals simplifies the process of connecting your XJTAG test system to the Unit Under Test.


The standard .NET and COM interfaces allow you to integrate XJTAG testing with test executives such as NI LabVIEW™, LabWindows™/CVI, with ATE machines, or a bespoke application written in languages such as Visual Basic .NET® or C#®. XJTAG provides coding examples for LabVIEW, LabWindows, C#, C++ and Visual Basic.

*The XJTAG trademark and logo are registered trademarks of XJTAG Ltd. All Rights Reserved. CompactPCI® is a registered trademark of the PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group. LabVIEW and LabWindows are registered trademarks of National Instruments. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Flexible & scalable

From a single port system for development to multiport test and programming systems in production, the PXI-XJLink2 module provides a flexible, scalable JTAG solution.

With self-contained licences, all XJTAG hardware provides flexibility as no network connection is required for the test system to run.

Advanced connectivity

PXI-XJLink2 has variable signal termination, so it can handle boards both with and without signal termination. The advanced auto-skew control enables you to get the maximum frequency out of your JTAG chain and cable.

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