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This site features posts from the Corelis Support and Engineering team for the purpose of helping to educate other engineers and students alike about Boundary-Scan technology, testing, and maximizing productivity.

Semi Conductor Verification & Anti-Counterfeiting

Why the need for Semi Conductor Authenticity Verification & Anti-Counterfeiting? Identify old-revision and fraudulent parts Gain peace-of-mind Simple-to-use software and hardware interface Top manufacturers have used JTAG tests for years to ensure electronic systems are free from defects and assembled correctly. With growing uncertainty in supply chains and the proliferation of counterfeit components, that same technology can be used to verify …

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New JTAG Starter Kit

The Corelis JTAG Starter Kit is now available! The JTAG Starter Kit includes everything you need to get up and running with JTAG quickly and easily. ScanExpress Debugger JTAG analyzer and toolkit. Portable USB JTAG controller. 1 year of technical support and software updates. Software Feature Highlights Topology wizard with chain auto-detection makes it easy to set up a project. …

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ScanExpress Software CD v8.1 is now available!

A new ScanExpress software CD has just been released featuring an updated ScanExpress Debugger application with new component visualization windows, making it easier than ever to use JTAG to troubleshoot and debug boards. The new component windows display the current status of each boundary-scan IO and can also be used to specify a state for that pin,including setting a pin to …

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Corelis ScanExpress Systems for VDATS

We announced last week Corelis‘  inclusion as an optional component for Versatile Depot Automatic Test Station (VDATS). Adding Corelis JTAG/boundary-scan capability to the VDATS system allows organizations to support JTAG-enabled systems with boundary-scan structural test, in-system-programming, and JTAG embedded functional test. Corelis JTAG is a perfect fit for VDATS–by limiting the pin interface to a simple JTAG TAP, boundary-scan capable systems provide …

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ScanExpress Software Support for Windows Operating Systems

With the end of support for Windows XP looming, many organizations are preparing to upgrade or replace their systems. ScanExpress tools are currently tested on the latest available versions of Microsoft Windows, but older versions of the boundary-scan software and JTAG controller drivers may not be compatible. If you’re getting ready to upgrade and are unsure about your software versions …

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Visit Corelis Europe at Embedded World 2014

Embedded World 2014

Corelis Europe and A.R. Bayer DSP Systeme GmbH will be exhibiting at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany 24-27 February 2014. Learn about the latest in boundary-scan tools from the experts.

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Tip: Send a JTAG test log to your e-mail account using Blat

Tip: Send a test log to your e-mail account using Blat Introduction Being notified when a test plan completes can be very useful for those times when you’ll be a way from the test station but need to know when the test has finished. Luckily it’s very easy to send a test log by e-mail using ScanExpress tools and the …

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Flash Programming – Part 3 of Test Coverage Q and A

Part 3: Flash Programming In-system-programming is a popular application of JTAG/Boundary-scan, but what about test coverage? How can flash (and other non-volatile memories) be tested and what kind of test coverage is available? In this article we’ll explore which flash tests offer coverage and how that coverage is presented in ScanExpress DFT Analyzer. Q: How do ScanExpress tools handle calculate test coverage …

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TI AM335x ARM CortexT-A8 CPU Support for JET (JTAG Embedded Test)

For ScanExpress JETThe next release of ScanExpress JET includes a new CPU support package for Texas Instruments AM335x (ARM Cortex-A8) Sitara CPUs.The AM335x CPU support package includes auto-generated tests for the CPU and common periphera…

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Capacitors – Part 2 of Test Coverage Q & A

Part 2: CapacitorsTest coverage of capacitors in boundary-scan are an interesting topic—after all, isn’t boundary-scan capable of digital signaling only? Sure the IEEE-1149.6 standard added the capability to test across coupling capacitors, but what abou…

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