Corelis JTAG Tools Extend Manufacturing Test Capability for IEC
Boundary-scan software enables quick, comprehensive test coverage for top manufacturer IEC Electronics.
Cerritos, CA, June 4, 2012 – Corelis, Inc., the leading supplier of high-performance boundary-scan test and measurement tools, announced the integration of Corelis ScanExpress boundary-scan tools at IEC Electronics in Albuquerque, NM. The ScanExpress system adds non-intrusive JTAG capabilities to IEC Electronics’ impressive test arsenal which already includes automated optical/x-ray inspection (AOI/AXI), in-circuit test (ICT), flying probe, and functional test systems.
Ryan Jones, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Corelis, explains the synergy, “As specialists in low volume, high mix manufacturing, engineers at IEC Electronics understand the high setup costs and long development times that traditionally accompany in-circuit testing. Having ScanExpress tools available in-house affords IEC the capability to provide their clients with fast, comprehensive tests at a fraction of the cost of traditional test methods.”
The ScanExpress system includes a rapid test development environment well suited for contract manufacturers with diverse clients. “Boundary-scan by its nature is ideal for testing short manufacturing runs due to fast test development and low setup requirements,” comments Butch Thornburg, Senior Test Engineer at IEC Electronics. “I can develop boundary-scan tests with Corelis tools in a matter of hours. Equivalent ICT tests take days, even weeks to develop.”
The Corelis tools have quickly gained popularity with IEC’s own customers as well. Thornburg explains, “Our boundary-scan projects have been so successful that our defense customers now demand that we perform boundary-scan DFT analyses on all new designs, providing recommendations on how testability can be improved.”
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.