Corelis Adds JET Support for TI Sitara ARM Microprocessors
Non-intrusive functional test solution for high performance ARM microprocessors
Cerritos, CA, December 6, 2011 – Corelis, Inc., the leading supplier of high-performance JTAGtest and measurement tools, announced today ScanExpress JET™ support for Texas Instruments Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 and ARM9™ microprocessors, specifically the AM37x, DM37x, and AM18x families. ScanExpress JTAG Embedded Test (JET) is a cutting edge test methodology providing at-speed testing of embedded processor-based electronic printed circuit boards and systems to detect, isolate, and diagnose structural and functional defects while minimizing test development time and resource investment.
ScanExpress JET utilizes a processor’s JTAG debug port to download and command execution of microprocessor coded test steps which enable at-speed functional testing of the processor and all major peripheral interfaces. ScanExpress JET also provides an integrated development environment allowing users to create or import their own scripted test cases through a simplified graphical user interface. Benefits of using ScanExpress JET for TI Sitara ARM microprocessors include:
Standardized interface tests for SDRAM memory, I2C, Ethernet, PMIC, and UART
Fast in-system programming and testing of parallel and serial NOR and NAND Flash
Automatic test development for supported peripherals
Integrated scripting environment for test customization
No boot code requirement for test execution
“The IEEE-1149.1 JTAG standard has quietly evolved to close the test coverage gaps created by technology miniaturization and high-speed interfaces,” states Ryan Jones, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Corelis. “Processor driven test solutions, such as ScanExpress JET, are able to remove the necessity of having a large number of JTAG devices on a board to justify JTAG testing-a single MPU is often adequate. Applications for Texas Instruments Sitara ARM microprocessors represent the typical high performance, low accessibility case where they are the only JTAG device in a design making them great candidates to apply this technology.”
Sitara microprocessors are utilized in applications such as retail point-of-sale terminals, industrial automation, human machine interfaces, single-board computing, network storage, and network printing. ScanExpress JET for TI Sitara ARM microprocessors is designed to provide engineers with a ready-to-use solution that helps speed up their design, development, and test processes. To receive additional education on the benefits of embedded testing, download the ScanExpress JET whitepaper today at:
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.