ScanWorks Component Action Model-based Test Methodology

ASSET InterTech announced Component Action, which is a new model-based test methodology for the ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments. ScanWorks Component Action extends non-intrusive boundary-scan (JTAG) test coverage to devices that previously could not be tested or programmed with boundary scan. The Component Action models will be available in November as a capability of the ScanWorks platform. Pricing for ScanWorks starts at $5,995.

ScanWorks Component Action enables engineers to quickly describe devices like system monitors on the I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) or SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) buses, switches, power managers, LEDs (light emitting diodes), clocks, data converters and memories that do not typically conform to the IEEE 1149.1 boundary-scan (JTAG) standard. After a model has been created in the Component Action, it can be placed in a library so that it can be re-used and automatically included in any number of boundary-scan tests for different circuit boards or platforms. Prior to ScanWorks Component Action, tedious manual effort was required before devices could be tested or programmed with a boundary-scan test tool.

The new Component Action models of non-boundary-scan devices will be included in the ScanWorks online model library. The library currently features thousands of models for boundary-scan devices and other types of non-boundary-scan devices, including memories like NOR/NAND flash, EEPROM, RAM, SRAM, DRAM, DDR SDRAM and others. All of these models reduce the time engineers spend developing tests by enabling automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) within ScanWorks.

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