For those interested in learning more about Boundary-Scan, Corelis offers free three-day training classes that include a boundary-scan tutorial and hands-on lab exercises using Corelis ScanExpress hardware and software. The training class cover…Read More »
When a board is designed, boundary-scan-compliant devices are organized into “chains”. Scan chains form the basis for system-level and board-level tests that are capable of detecting and diagnosing pin-level structural faults such as opens and shorts. Au…Read More »
Differential Signals and JTAG Boundary Scan
IEEE 1149.6AC-coupled differential interconnections on very high speed (1+ Gbps) data paths are not testable using traditional IEEE 1149.1 techniques. The IEEE 1149.1 structures and methods are intended to test static (DC-coupled), single ended network…Read More »
You can obtain a copy of the IEEE standard from http://www.ieee.org/.The IEEE Std 1149.1-1990 - Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture, and the Std 1149.1-1994b - Supplement to IEEE Std 1149.1-1990, are available from:IEEE Inc., 345 East…Read More »
Applying JTAG for Production Test
Production test, utilizing traditional In-Circuit Testers that do not have JTAG features installed, experience similar problems that the product developer had and more:Loss of Physical Access to fine pitch components such as SMTs and BGAs reduces Bed-o…Read More »
In the previous paragraph we listed all the benefits that a designer enjoys when using boundary-scan in his product development. In this section we will describe the tools and design data needed to develop JTAG test procedures and patterns for in-circuit…Read More »
Recent marketing drive for reduced product size, such as portable phones and digital cameras, higher functional integration, faster clock rates, shorter product life-cycle with dramatically faster time to market, has created new technology trends. These…Read More »
Where can JTAG be applied?
While it is obvious that JTAG based testing can be used in the production phase of a product, new developments and applications of the IEEE-1149.1 standard have enabled the use of JTAG in many other product life cycle phases. Specifically, JTAG technolog…Read More »
What is JTAG?
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