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JTAG Technologies Targets Functional Testers

Sep 12, 2011

JTAG Technologies provides high integrity interface to MAC-Panel SCOUT

JTAG Technologies is pleased to announce the immediate release of a new JTAG/boundary-scan hardware interface product compatible with the MAC-Panel ‘Scout’ mass interconnect system. The JT 2147/DAK is a signal conditioning module that allows seamless connections from JTAG Technologies PXI DataBlaster to the Scout’s connection system.

Based on the highly successful QuadPod architecture from JTAG Technologies the JT 2147/DAK has been specifically designed in the MAC Panel ‘Direct Access Kit’ (DAK) form factor.  In using the JT 2147/DAK, test system builders will greatly simplify their wiring tasks and, at the same time, retain the excellent signal integrity assured by the QuadPod’s active interface.

The JT2147/DAK features four independent JTAG Test Access Ports (TAPs) along with 16 user assigned Digital I/O channels. Each TAP can be programmed to operate through a range of voltage levels to suit various logic families.

Dave Wilson, General Manager of MAC Panel, comments " We are delighted to have partnered with JTAG on this project. The combination of an outstanding boundary-scan application with the premier PXI dedicated connectivity solution is further confirmation of our commitment to providing exceptional solutions to the PXI market."

Peter van den Eijnden, Managing Director, comments “JTAG Technologies’ equipment is used worldwide within Mil/Aero and other industries as a component within functional testers. The JT 2147/DAK will greatly simplify the system builder’s tasks and enhance the power of their test systems through improved signal conditioning.”

JTAG/boundary-scan applications prepared using JTAG Technologies’ ProVision or ‘Classic’ software tools may be executed on this PXI platform with driver packages that are available for NI LabView, TestStand and LabWindows as well as Geotest ATEasy and a number of generic language compilers (
e.g. CC, C++, Visual basic and .NET).

DAK adapters utilize standard MAC Panel series connector modules, providing a wide variety of contact types. The connection between the PXI instrument and receiver module is accomplished using either a passive printed circuit board, active signal condition module (as with the JT 2147/DAK) or flex circuit, with each providing optimum connectivity performance while reducing wiring cost.


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 6000 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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