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TapCommunicator - Intelligent Long-Distance TAP Connection

TapCommunicator - Intelligent Long-Distance TAP Connection

TapCommunicator - Intelligent Long-Distance TAP Connection


TapCommunicator - Intelligent Long-Distance TAP Connection


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JTAG Technologies B. V.

Company Information:

JTAG Technologies B. V.

Market leader and technology innovator of boundary scan software and hardware products and services.

Eindhoven , Netherlands

Software Manufacturer, Test Services

  • Phone +31 (0) 40 295 0870
  • Fax +31 (0) 40 246 8471

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TapCommunicator - Intelligent Long-Distance TAP Connection Description:

JTAG TapCommunicator facilitates remote execution and diagnostics of boundary-scan applications, regardless of distance or environmental difficulties. The off-the-shelf system is based on a one gigabit  Ethernet connection (IEEE Std 802.3z) providing virtually unlimited range between the controller and target. However, the TapSpacer technology upon which TapCommunicator is based allows any communication link to be used. For solutions using communication links other than Ethernet, contact JTAG Technologies.

The standard system consists of an “uplink” or primary module (JT 2143), located in proximity to the boundary-scan controller, and one or more “downlink” or secondary (JT 2144) modules at the target.

  • Encodes and decodes JTAG for long distance transmission
  • Based on TAPSpacer IP/technology
  • Standard unit is gigabit ethernet based


All applications that require access to the boundary-scan chains without physical proximity (eg. application execution where human access is not possible) can be supported by TapSpacer technology. Examples of the range of new applications made possible by the Ethernet-based TapCommunicator are:

  • Remote system control
  • Environmental testing
  • Factory with multiple production lines
  • Contract manufacturer with different brands of boundary-scan controllers


  • Supports use of the existing Ethernet communication channel to a system for remote operation of boundary-scan
  • Allows unlimited distance between target and boundary-scan controller without need for range extenders
  • Overcomes harsh environments and other situations where human access to the target would not otherwise be possible
  • Enables sharing of a single boundary-scan controller or a pool of controllers among multiple production platforms
  • Overcomes range limitations of adaptive clocking techniques
  • Supports all brands of boundary-scan controllers


  • Supports remote boundary-scan operation
  • Gigabit Ethernet channel between controller and target
  • Zero signal degradation between uplink and downlink modules
  • Full boundary-scan IEEE std 1149.x functionality

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