JTAG Technologies, a leading provider of boundary-scan test tools and an Aeroflex technology partner, announces the availability of the JT 2147/AGP boundary-scan interface for use with Aeroflex high-performance In-Circuit Testers (ICTs). With the availability of the JT 2147/AGP, both current and previous generation 4200 Series systems can be more easily upgraded with a high-performance JTAG Technologies boundary-scan controller.
The JT 2147/AGP provides an enhanced method for bringing boundary-scan Test Access Port (TAP) signals close to the point of contact within the ICT system. This technique greatly improves signal integrity and simplifies fixture design. A single JT 2147/AGP can be installed on the Aeroflex GPIO custom interface module and provides ground isolation plus a switching matrix to route TAP signals to pins on the test fixture.
Users of integrated JTAG Technologies products benefit from off-line, fixtureless test preparation and the re-use of stand-alone applications at other stages of the product life cycle such as prototyping and field service.
Furthermore, the combination of ICT and boundary-scan draws on the strengths of both technologies and achieves excellent cost-effectiveness through reduced test fixture complexity.
Renishaw plc of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, UK has been assessing the product within its inventory of 4200 Series systems since its inception. Ian Evans, senior test engineer at Renishaw, stated: “The JTAG Technologies JT2147/AGP card fully meets our test requirements, enabling integration of the JTAG Technologies boundary-scan capability into our 4200 In-Circuit Test systems.”
About JTAG Technologies
JTAG Technologies is a market leader and technology innovator of boundary-scan software and hardware products and services. The company was the first to bring to the market such important advances as automated test generation, automated fault coverage analysis, automated flash and PLD programming via boundary-scan, and visualized boundary-scan analysis. Its customers include world leaders in electronics design and manufacturing such as Ericsson, Flextronics, Honeywell, Medtronic, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Raytheon, Rockwell-Collins, Samsung, and Sony. Its innovative boundary-scan products provide test preparation, test execution, test result analysis and in-system programming applications. With an installed base of over 5,500 systems worldwide, JTAG Technologies serves the communications, medical electronics, avionics, defence, automotive, and consumer industries with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. JTAG Technologies headquarters are located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.