The electronica exhibition in Munich (November 13-16) will see JTAG Technologies will celebrate 25 years of developing, supplying and supporting world-class board (PCBA) test and programming solutions based on IEEE Std 1149.x . During this period there have been a great many technological advancements within niche areas of board test and programming and in Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Telecoms and Datacoms where many of the company’s customers operate.
Products that will feature in Munich include the latest version of the Visualizer graphical viewing tool for board (PCB) layouts and schematics. This allows users to assess fault coverage data and pin-point production test faults in a snap.
Wide ranging CAD support will be demonstrated. Users of Visualizer can import schematic data direct from Mentor (Pads, DxDesigner, Capture) Cadence, Altium and Zuken tools as well as board layout information in ODB++ and a dozen other vendor specific formats.
JTAG Maps has been introduced in this version of Visualizer. This feature offers a basic test-accessibility view by a simple click of the mouse. The view can easily be fine-tuned by adding just a few key component descriptions to a look up table.
Using customisable colours to indicate test coverage levels or access types, a colour-coded schematic can be displayed or printed. Once the design has been optimized for boundary-scan test coverage and committed to layout, final application development can begin in the JTAG ProVision developer tool.