by Corelis Inc. Corelis Inc.

Corelis Adds Boundary-Scan Test Capability to the Blackhawk XDS560™-Class JTAG Emulator

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Dallas, TX, TI Developer Conference, March 7, 2007 – Corelis Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance boundary-scan (JTAG) test tools named ScanExpress, announced today boundary-scan interconnect test support for Blackhawk XDS560-class JTAG emulators. This added capability allows Blackhawk emulator users to integrate JTAG debug and testing into their existing design, development, and production environments.

Corelis already provides the widest option of high-performance boundary-scan controllers on PCI, PCIe, PXI, USB 2.0 and Ethernet platforms supporting test clock speeds up to 100 MHz. Now Blackhawk emulator controllers can work directly with ScanExpress software products, including the new ScanExpress Debugger™, an excellent, low-cost tool for engineers doing hardware debug during prototype design, verification, and testing. ScanExpress Debugger™ is very useful for finding shorts and opens on and between BGA devices and any fine-pitch component.

“The integration of Corelis Boundary Scan tools with the Blackhawk emulator line provides important new capability to assist TI DSP developers in designing, powering up, and testing new board designs,” said Stephen Lau, TI Emulation Technology Product Manager.

“Blackhawk emulators have become synonymous with TI DSP development. Corelis recognized the opportunity to provide a boundary-scan debug and test solution to Blackhawk customers, while still allowing them to use their existing test hardware,” said Karla May, Corelis Boundary-Scan Product Manager. “In addition to lowering costs, adding boundary-scan test support to an already familiar controller allows engineers to integrate their designs much more quickly.”

The ScanExpress support product for Blackhawk XDS560-class JTAG emulators is available from stock. Prices start from $2,950.

About Blackhawk

Blackhawk, a division of EWA Technologies, Inc., of Herndon, Virginia, provides hardware and software for the rapid development of DSP-based applications for a wide variety of vertical markets. Blackhawk™ is a TI DSP total solutions provider for development hardware, advanced JTAG emulators, Real-Time Operating Systems, design services and consulting. For more information on Blackhawk, please visit

About Corelis

Corelis, Inc., a subsidiary of Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc., offers bus analysis tools, embedded test tools, and the industry’s broadest line of JTAG/boundary-scan software and hardware products combining exceptional ease-of-use with advanced technical innovation and unmatched customer service. Since its founding in 1991, Corelis has delivered a diverse range of electronic test equipment solutions for customers across a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, medical, manufacturing, networking, and telecommunications. Today, Corelis continues that trend with focus on product ease-of-use and dedication to customer service.

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