Preview for IPC Apex 2012, San Diego, Booth # 3307 for Market Leader JTAG Technologies - a bundle of Brand New Solutions for the Design, Engineering and Production Industry

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, - JTAG Technologies, market leader in boundary-scan solutions will showcase these latest hard - and software solutions at this year's IPC/Apex 2012 in San Diego.

Our new quantum step in training and demonstration equipment

In co-operation with the Benelux regional representative of Altium - Transfer BV - and hardware development consultancy - DsignWorx BV - the new JT 2155 training board has been devised to demonstrate all the latest features and test techniques available to users of JTAG Technologies' ProVision & JTAGLive application development systems. For Altium users the design serves as an example of how to adapt the feature-rich Nano board into a realistic custom design. Key features of the JT 2155 are:

o ARM 7TDMI Core NXP processor

o Altera Cyclone 3 FPGA

o DDR2 memory block

o Serial I2C memory

o Analog to Digital Converter

o Accelerometer

o Touch screen controller

The new training board has been built to allow us to show exactly what JTAG/boundary-scan is capable of in the second decade of the 21st century. Traditional IEEE Std. 1149.1 boundary-scan testing is well known, but many of our leading edge customers need to both learn about and see other JTAG applications.

And for the acclaimed JTAG Live Product Range - New AutoBuzz Tool

The makers of JTAG Live(TM) Buzz and Buzz-plus are proud to showcase first time in Europe AutoBuzz, the most exciting addition yet to their no-netlist-required range of JTAG/boundary-scan test and debug tools. AutoBuzz is an amazing tool that uses a unique 'seek and discover' feature to scan completely a compliant design and then perform comparative tests using JTAG/boundary-scan.

With only JTAG scan-chain information plus BSDL models of the JTAG/IEEE std 1149.1 compliant parts (available from manufacturers' web-sites), users of AutoBuzz will be able to connect to their designs via a number of compatible JTAG interface options. AutoBuzz can then be set to gather a complete 'connectivity map' of any board's boundary-scan to boundary-scan pin connections (where these can be direct or via 'transparent' devices such as series resistors). AutoBuzz supports just two simple operating modes: Learn and Compare. With AutoBuzz in Learn mode a 'known good' sample PCB is initially scanned to establish a reference connectivity map. Suspected faulty boards can then be scanned by AutoBuzz in Compare mode, and a comparison is automatically made of their connectivity maps. Differences between the two maps are highlighted to indicate possible faults such as interconnect short-circuits, open-circuits or 'stuck-at' faults.

A Symphony of Systems - Our comprehensive Test Strategy for most worldwide vendors

As board density and complexity have increased over the years, ICT and flying probe suffer from the need for physical contact with test points on the board, hence the emergence of boundary-scan as a superior test technology for today's systems.

However, portions of a system, such as the analog portion of a mixed-signal board, may be well-suited for ICT or flying probe.

In such cases, the test strategy may consist of one of our Symphony systems in which boundary-scan tests the digital portion of the target, and the ICT or flying probe system performs the analog testing.

The result is a comprehensive test strategy with high coverage for digital and analog in one platform.

We offer Symphony integrated within many of today's popular test systems such as : SPEA, Agilent, Digitaltest, Macpanel, Teradyne, Teradyne DI Series, Aeroflex.

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 6500 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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