ASSET InterTech published a new eBook. The publication discusses how hardware-assisted debugging tools are able to tap into the embedded trace resources in Intel processors to methodically and quickly track bugs through the interrelated web of software, firmware and hardware. The title of the paper is: Faster Firmware Debug with Intel Embedded Trace Tools.
ASSET InterTech published a new eBook. The publication explains how to test DDR memory with non-intrusive JTAG or boundary-scan (IEEE 1149.1) methods. The title of the paper is Testing DDR3 Memory Boundary Scan JTAG. The paper was written by Kent Zetterberg, product manager, ASSET InterTech.
AWR recently published a new eBook. The book describes the use of AWR’s Microwave Office and AXIEM software to design RF electronic devices for applications such as amplifiers, radar, mobile phones, Bluetooth, and WLAN. It was written by C. J. (Keith) Kikkert, an adjunct associate professor of James Cook University (JCU) School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The title of the publication is RF Electronics: Design and Simulation.
ASSET InterTech published a new ebook: How to Debug Dead Boards in Production. The new publication is a case study that will help circuit board manufacturers who want to recover their investment in assembled boards that won’t boot so called dead boards and still maintain the tight production deadlines that constantly reduce the time they can spend on board debug.
ASSET InterTech published an ebook about JTAG. The article describes how the structural test methodology based on the IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan standard can apply functional tests to I2C and SPI system monitors during prototype board bring-up and later during production of the circuit board. The title of the technical paper is: Functional Test on I2C and SPI System Monitors with JTAG.
ASSET InterTech released a new white paper that explains why test coverage from intrusive, probe-based in-circuit testers with their bed-of-nails fixtures is diminishing. The technical paper is titled, Solving the problem of diminishing test coverage from in-circuit test (ICT). The ebook was written by Adam Ley, chief technologist of non-intrusive board test for ASSET.
ASSET InterTech published a white paper titled: Bandwidth tests reveal shrinking eye diagrams and signal integrity problems. The paper explains how increasing bus speeds on circuit boards could create havoc for signal integrity on those buses, in turn degrading the bus’ throughput performance. Each new generation of a high-speed bus typically runs at a higher signal frequency, but this decreases the margin for error on the bus, making it more sensitive to disruptions from jitter, inter-symbol interference (ISI), crosstalk and other factors.
Apple’s iPad announcement is big news. It’s a robust tablet form factor that is a half-inch thick and weighs 1.5 pounds, with a 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display that supports 1024×768 VGA video. The ebook implementation is everything one would expect. The application can be downloaded from the App Store and the content is managed by the “iTunes” platform, so it seamlessly integrates e-book with the other popular personal content. All iBooks are stored on your Bookshelf. As you would expect, all books are displayed on a sharp, color screen with many personalization options.