Map your JTAG Test Access with Altium Designer

Easily map boundary-scan net access and prepare your JTAG test data in advance

Eindhoven – November 2016. JTAG Technologies, the leading specialist in JTAG/boundary-scan solutions for board testing and device programming are excited to introduce their new collaborative product with Altium – JTAG Maps.

Introduction

A large number of today's electronic designs feature JTAG/boundary-scan components that provide valuable test resources during hardware debug, manufacturing test and even depot repair. JTAG Maps is a simple extension to the Altium Designer tool suite that allows the user/engineer to thoroughly assess the capabilities of the JTAG/boundary-scan resources on their design - before committing to layout.

Highlighting the schematics

Until now engineers could often spend hours highlighting the boundary-scan nets of a design manually to assess the fault coverage that boundary-scan testing could bring a specific design. Today the free JTAG Maps for Altium, application extension, does all this and more, freeing up valuable time, allowing a more thorough DfT and speeding time to market.

With or without boundary-scan models

Boundary-scan device models (BSDLs) are pivotal to any JTAG/boundary-scan process as they indicate precisely which pins can be controlled or observed by JTAG/boundary-scan. However BSDL models are not always available in a timely manner. To overcome this potential problem JTAG Maps for Altium includes an 'assume scan covered' feature enabling a view of potential boundary-scan coverage without a specific BSDL. This feature can also be used to indicate fault coverage to a connector (set to assume scan covered) or to highlight the differences in fault coverage between two equivalent parts, one with and one without built-in JTAG/boundary-scan.

Automatic chain detection

JTAG Maps for Altium will automatically detect the scan chain path (or paths) with no limits to the number of paths (aka TAPs) in the design. The nets associated with the TAPs will be highlighted separately from the 'testable' nets using different colors.

Import as well as export

While most users will want to simply use the quick coverage report that JTAG Maps for Altium can provide, it is still possible to import a more accurate picture.

After exporting a JTAG ProVision project, the data can be sent to your local JTAG Technologies office, Approved Application Provider, or approved JTAG representative for further analysis. A simple message file containing full fault-coverage information can then be read back into JTAG Maps for display/highlighting.

Optional Developer Tools

For engineers wishing to apply JTAG/Boundary-scan tests directly onto their design JTAG Technologies can offer two further options, JTAG Live for low cost functional testing with boundary-scan and JTAG ProVision a full-blown automated test program generation and device programming system. JTAG Maps users looking for a demonstration or evaluation of these systems should contact their local sales office or email Email Contact 

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 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 www.jtag.com

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