XJTAG adds Arm SWD support and user-defined libraries
Serial Wire Debug (SWD) support, user-defined libraries, a new clock generator, and other benefits enhance XJTAG’s latest software release, XJTAG 3.11.
XJTAG giveaway celebrates boundary scan anniversary
XJTAG will give away 150 XJAnalyser systems, worth $7900 each, between November 2019 and December 2020 to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the IEEE standard for boundary scan.
Software extends power of boundary scan testing
Software that helps engineers develop better test programs and operate more efficiently has been released by XJTAG. It introduces a new API that brings boundary scan’s power of individual pin control into a developer’s own test code, an editor that allows device models to be created that have configurable options for maximum reuse, and data-rich log files that are now even easier for existing systems to analyse.
Boundary test upgrades to demo at electronica
Key enhancements to XJTAG v3.8 will be demonstrated by XJTAG at electronica in Munich (November 13-16). Visually targeted debugging will now be available with Waveform Viewer. While Waveform Viewer has previously given insight into circuit behaviour in XJAnalyser, it is now available with XJDeveloper, for an improved debugging experience.
Free XJTAG DFT assistant offering for Mentor Xpedition customers
Developed by XJTAG, the free software for the Mentor Xpedition Designer product will increase the design for test and debug capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB design environment. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are densely populated and access to pins under many packages, such as Ball Grid Array (BGA), is virtually impossible. JTAG was designed to solve the problem of access and so it is now vitally important to get the JT...
XJTAG announces DFT assistant for PCB design suite
Zuken and XJTAG have released a plugin that will enhance Zuken’s CR-8000 with a Design For Test (DFT) capability improving test coverage by allowing additional design checks during schematic entry. The capability is based on XJTAG’s DFT Assistant and will be released as a free plugin for Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway users at embedded world 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Flying probe, boundary scan combo enhances testing
An integrated solution using XJTAG boundary scan and Takaya’s flying probe system has been announced by XJTAG and Systech Europe. Based on strong customer demand XJTAG has worked with Takaya’s European distribution partner, Systech Europe, to create a powerful combination by integrating JTAG boundary scan with flying probe testing capabilities.
Software upgrade cuts board test setup time
A major update to its flagship software, XJDeveloper has been announced by XJTAG. XJTAG v3.6 includes several new productivity and automation-focused enhancements, allowing engineers to setup tests for even the most complex boards in significantly less time. Simon Payne, CEO, said: “XJTAG has been able to improve XJDeveloper’s key aspects through continuous engagement with our client base and by remaining focused on the development of...
Collaboration enhances PCB test coverage
Zuken and XJTAG have entered into a partnership to enhance Zuken’s CR-8000 with a design for test (DFT) capability that will improve test coverage during schematic entry. The capability is based on XJTAG’s DFT Assistant, and will be available later this year as a free plugin for Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway users.
Duo collaborate on boundary scan test support
A joint Technology Partner Agreement has been announced by XJTAG and Flying Test Systems. Flying Test Systems offer electronic circuit board test and repair services, Design for Test (DFT) consultancy services along with in-circuit, SPEA flying probe and bespoke functional test equipment for production.
Fast ISP flash configuration delivered for ARM-Based FPGA SoCs
XJTAG has extended the capability of its high-speed In-System Programming (ISP) technology, XJFlash by bringing the benefits of XJFlash to memory devices connected to the processor sub-system of dual ARM-Cortex-A9 based FPGAs. Using XJFlash speeds up programming times by as much as 20 times faster than existing solutions when configuring memory attached to the processor sub-systems of the industry’s leading FPGA SoCs, such as Xilinx Zynq an...
ISP technology greatly reduces programming times
Extended capability to XJTAG’s high-speed In-System Programming (ISP) technology, XJFlash, has been announced. For the first time, this brings the benefits of XJFlash to memory devices connected to the processor sub-system of dual ARM-Cortex-A9 based FPGAs.
Automating product development - from design through to manufacture and test
Increasing design automation requires an appreciation for the challenges incurred and complexities involved at every stage of product development. EDA tools targeting complete product design offer many benefits, including the ability to increase functionality through extensions and plug-ins. Robert Huxel, Technical Marketing Manager, Altium and Philip Ling, Technical Marketing Manager, XJTAG explain.
Design for Test software debuts at Embedded World
The XJTAG DFT Assistant for Altium Designer will be officially unveiled at Embedded World 2016, Nuremberg (February 23-25). Developed by XJTAG, the free software extension for Altium Designer significantly increases the Design for Test capabilities of the unified schematic capture and PCB design system.
Boundary scan test software enhances multi-core support
Version 3.4 of XJTAG’s Development System introduces major improvements in the visibility into complex systems during all phases of electronic product development and manufacture. As it becomes increasingly difficult to physically access the fine-pitch arrays of modern integrated devices, engineers must rely on alternative solutions to debugging and testing complex circuits.
Software suite enhances design to test cycle
Major new features of the XJTAG Development System including Log File Viewer and Waveform Viewer will be on parade at productronica in Munich (November 10-14). Working in conjunction with XJTAG’s production test environment, XJRunner, Log File Viewer bridges the gap between the design domain and the production test environment by allowing test engineers to capture vital fault diagnosis and convey it back to design teams, enabling effe...
Software update increases test flexibility
The focus of the latest software update from XJTAG is on increasing the flexibility of JTAG chain control to make it easier for engineers to access the full JTAG capabilities of their boards and so achieve maximum test coverage. Dynamic chain profiling makes it easier to initialise boards with multiple JTAG chains, in which a device in one JTAG chain controls power supplies or reset lines for JTAG devices in the other chains.
Integrated feature enables faster flash programming
XJTAG has pepped up flash programming. XJFlash allows engineers to automatically generate customised programming solutions that can overcome the speed limitations generally associated with using boundary scan to program flash memories connected to FPGAs. It enables up to 50 times faster flash programming.