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Editors | Preview for Embedded World Nuremberg for JTAG Technologies, Booth 4, 578

Feb 15, 2016

Boundary Scan Market Leader, JTAG Technologies invites client to join them at Embedded World in Nuremberg to discuss two hot board test topics :

Design for Testability (DfT)

The DfT challenge is the ‘Cinderella’ of the design process. Overcoming this challenge is not as exciting as designing and proving a new solution. Yet, DfT/testability should not be overlooked. A design that addresses testability without requiring add-ons that compromise the original scheme is every bit as fulfilling as seeing the first prototype roll off the production line. After all, without adequate testability, that new assembly’s debut will be delayed by revisions and, possibly even, reworking.

Ideally, a new board design can be debugged using software tools completely before the first prototype is built. Unfortunately, though, we do not live in an ideal world and obscure design bugs tend to appear only after the hardware is built.

The reasons for testability challenges are many-fold and all are a consequence of advances in electronics design. The drive to miniaturize all designs, means that components are placed close together with fine-pitch interconnects and the latest chip-scale-packages (CSPs) do not make it easy to probe I/Os hidden beneath the component.

JTAG Technologies believes that only an integrated test strategy offers a solution. At Embedded World we show the latest Boundary Scan solutions.

And Optimise your ATE

What test engineers worry about these days: the access to nodes of assemblies with ever increasing complexity is more and more difficult and results in reduced fault coverage.

JTAG Technologies’ main motto for Embedded World 2016 year reads: Optimise your ATE with JTAG Technologies Inside —clients can take a look at the test possibilities that arise from the use of “JTAG TECHNOLOGIES INSIDE” and see the current test methods and possibilities from a different perspective. In their booth at Embedded World JTAG Technologies will display the following highlights from their comprehensive ATE product portfolio:

  • ICT, MDA or flying probe systems are quickly and easily upgraded with JTAG Technologies’ boundary-scan solutions. Special add-on cards and software integration suites enable users to benefit from the features of the combined systems.
  • Traditional functional tests based on National Instruments’ LabView/TestStand, C++, .net and other programming languages often feature complex and time-consuming test programs. Easy access to assembly via boundary-scan pins can simplify existing test programs and ease diagnosis in case of faults.

Peter van den Eijnden, managing director of JTAG Technologies commented this year’s focus for the Embedded World show: “For many years we have been cooperating with renowned ATE suppliers to make sure that our customers will continue to enjoy optimal use of their existing ICT/MDA/FPT/FCT systems throughout the coming years. In joint efforts with several test system manufacturers we have developed special hardware and software solutions. These special solutions enable perfect integration of our tools into these test systems, so users benefit from advantages of the combination of both methods”.

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 8000 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. For more information please visit


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