Preview for JTAG Technologies for the Embedded World, Nuremberg February 25th -27th, 2014, Booth 619 in Hall 4

Eindhoven - JTAG Technologies BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), a vendor of test and debug tools based on boundary-scan, will showcase the following JTAGLive products in Hall 4, booth 619:

JTAGLive Studio - One package covers all needs

It is a comprehensive package of JTAG/boundary-scan tools that enable designers and manufacturing test engineers alike to develop complete test and programming applications - at an unprecedented [low price level. The benefits offered by the JTAG Technology for debugging, testing and in-system programming are not limited to complex designs with many JTAG devices. Designs with only a few, even just one or two, JTAG devices can also greatly benefit from this technology during all stages of the life cycle. A toolset capable of handling even the most (very) complex boundary-scan designs, however, often is not economically feasible for a company that only uses a few JTAG devices in its designs. It establishes a new class of test and device-programming tool-set that dramatically lowers the cost of entry for test and hardware engineers, while still offering the many traditional benefits of JTAG/boundary-scan alongside newer technologies like processor-controlled test.

It works with or without design netlist data and can be used to test interconnects (from individual nets to an entire board), logic clusters, memories and more. Studio also includes device programming features that support JAM/STAPL and SVF data formats for CPLD and [FPGA configuration PROM programming.

JTAGLive CoreCommander -

CoreCommander is a simple, low-cost system that uses microprocessor core emulation modes to aid hardware validation and board (PCBA) testing. The easy user interface and low-cost JTAG interface hardware will enable users to construct read and write sequences from the processor core to embedded or external peripherals and peripheral controllers in minutes. Python support further enables users to construct more sophisticated test sequences using CoreCommander Python libraries as required  - all from within the user-friendly JTAGLive environment. Supported Cores include ARM 7/9/11, Cortex, Marvell PXA, Microchip PIC32, TI C2000, Freescale PowerPC/Nexus, and Infineon TriCore.

Support for new IEEE JTAG Standard (IEEE P1687) – New Demo – Revolutionary Extension to Basic IEEE 1149.1

Newly available as an addition to our standard range of tools, is a module aimed at the support of new IEEE P1687 (aka IJTAG – Internal JTAG) compliant devices that are currently under development. IJTAG/P1687 has been devised as an evolutionary extension to the basic IEEE 1149.1 and IEEE 1500 standards and describes how embedded (test) instruments within a device or S-O-C may be accessed using the conventional 4/5 wire JTAG port.

While the instruments themselves (typically HS-IO modules for high-speed interface testing like DDR3 etc.) are not described as part of the standard all the mechanisms for interacting with the instruments are. JTAG Technologies has therefore developed tools to read in the new P1687 description format and make available the features of all compliant devices to our customers.

The specific P1687 module supports the key language elements of the proposed standard, namely:- ICL- Instrument Connectivity Language that defines the hardware/logic interface to the instruments IP and; PDL – Procedural Description Language (a close relative of TCL) that defines the patterns or vectors that are applied and sensed via the logic interfaces in order to invoke the instruments’ IP functions. Our P1687 tool contains all the necessary parsers and interpreters required to create working applications for P1687 compatible devices that are now emerging in some key industry sectors.

About JTAG Live

JTAG Live is the economic easy-to-use family of board debug tools from JTAG Technologies. The original offering for JTAG Live, first introduced in November 2009, comprised of three family members: Buzz, Clip and Script. Last year two new products were added to this family: BuzzPlus and AutoBuzz.

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 6000 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

Press contact: Renate Fritz, RF Communications, Germany

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