JTAG Technologies Supports Texas Instruments Digital Signal Controllers

JTAG Technologies, the leading world-wide provider of boundary-scan products, has further broadened its in-system programming (ISP) support to include a number of popular DSCs (Digital Signal Controllers) from Texas Instruments. As a result, both test and development engineers will now benefit from an enhanced device programming portfolio compatible with standard, familiar hardware and software tools.

JTAG Technologies boundary-scan production programming for Texas Instruments Digital Signal ControllersIn addition to existing support for over 50 other microprocessors and controllers JTAG Technologies has now introduced easy options for programming embedded flash memory within the TMS320F28xx series of DSCs; used widely in automotive and defence applications. This means that in addition to precise PCB testing and high-throughput, on-board programming of discrete flash memories and CPLDs, users of JTAG Technologies’ tools can now perform ISP of embedded flash memory within these devices.

Custom program registers, accessible via the built-in JTAG interface, allow JTAG Technologies’ controller hardware to stream flash image data into the internal memory rapidly and efficiently. The applications are available now and may be executed through JTAG Technologies’ ProVision developer suite or within any of its comprehensive range of run-time software options.

Run-time options include JTAG’s own Production Stand-Alone software plus ICT (In-Circuit Test) integration for Agilent 3070, Aeroflex 42xx, Spea 3030 and Teradyne TestStation, FPTs (Flying Probe Testers) from Takaya, Seica or Spea. Functional systems such as those based on NI’s LabVIEW, LabWindows, TestStand and GeoTest’s ATEasy are also supported.

High-speed device ISP using JTAG is critical in saving money within volume production applications. What’s more, field service can also benefit where this support can help with system upgrades. James Stanbridge, JTAG Technologies’ UK Sales Manager, comments: “This new facility is a timely introduction for several of our key customers. We are proud of the fact we can quickly engineer these solutions according to customer demands.”

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.

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