Corelis Unveils a New Streamlined Software Interface for Production Boundary-Scan Testing
RunnerClick™ minimizes user intervention from traditional boundary-scan test software allowing
volume production testing on a full range of different products by non-technical users.
Cerritos, CA, October 9, 2006 – Corelis Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance boundary-scan and emulation tools, announced today the availability of RunnerClick™ and Express RunnerClick™, two new production based JTAG test execution packages revealing a simplistic software interface that allows non-technical users to perform JTAG testing on a wide range of product lines. Users are now able to run different test procedures on multiple products by simply entering product serial numbers. When combined with a compatible bar-code reader, the RunnerClick™ test environment makes user errors virtually impossible. RunnerClick™ is compatible with all test plans that currently run under the ScanPlus Runner and ScanExpress Runner test executives.
RunnerClick™ is used in the testing of devices, boards, and systems compliant with IEEE Std-1149.1. The tool provides direct username and serial number entry via a keyboard or bar-code reader and opens the correct test plan automatically based on the serial number provided. None of the test plan settings can be modified by the user to assure that a full test is run each time and quality control is maintained. Log files for the entire test or each individual serial number can be saved to any local or network drive giving instant access to failure data. A cross reference table is used to specify acceptable serial numbers and additionally points to a specific test plan to open automatically when the software detects a valid serial number. This cross reference table provides a powerful capability to quickly test multiple products, each having a different set of test vectors.
Express RunnerClick™ offers the same functionality as RunnerClick™, but also provides for concurrent testing and in-system programming with practically unlimited scalability. For practical purposes, the Express RunnerClick™ is configured to support up to 1024 UUTs simultaneously.
“As JTAG testing becomes more commonplace, it is important that our tools are capable of being used by anyone on the production floor. This product was designed to meet the needs of production and manufacturing facilities by reducing the complexity of running JTAG tests,” said Karla May, Boundary-Scan Product Marketing Manager at Corelis. “With this new software package, we are filling a gap to allow technical resources to be freed for more important tasks. And because RunnerClick™ is compatible with existing test plans, there is no need to regenerate test vectors eliminating the learning curve altogether. Our customers will realize higher productivity and tremendous costs savings.”
RunnerClick™ and Express RunnerClick™ are available as an upgrade to current ScanPlus and ScanExpress Runner users.
Corelis offers the industry’s broadest line of boundary-scan software and hardware products that combine exceptional ease-of-use with advanced technical innovation and unmatched customer service. Corelis’ ScanPlus and ScanExpress boundary-scan systems are used for interconnect testing and in-system programming of Flash memories, serial EEPROMs, CPLDs and FPGAs. Systems include a complete range of IEEE-1149.1-compatible boundary-scan testers for PCI, PC-Card, 10/100 LAN, USB 2.0, cPCI/cPXI, PC Card and VXI host interfaces. Corelis also offers a full-line of JTAG emulation and debugging tools, and provides custom test engineering services.