ASSET InterTech announced the Remote Instrumentation Controller 4000 (RIC-4000) for the ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments. The RIC-4000 can connect over an Ethernet network and apply boundary scan (JTAG) tests on as many as four circuit boards at once. The ASSET InterTech RIC-4000 will be available next month. Prices for the Remote Instrumentation Controller 4000 start at $8,495.
The RIC-4000 controller for ScanWorks can handle up to four circuit boards at once. Each RIC-4000 four-TAP controller has its own IP address. As a result, the units under test (UUT) and ScanWorks can be in the same room on the same local network, or located across the globe, connected over the Internet. It can target its test and human resources anywhere in the world.
The new Remote Instrumentation Controller 4000 features four Test Access Ports (TAPs) that conform to the IEEE 1149.1 (JTAG) boundary scan test standard. The RIC-4000′s TAPs connect the UUTs to the PC-based ScanWorks, which applies test routines without physically probing the boards.
Many of the parameters on the RIC-4000′s four TAPs can be individually configured. As a result, the UUTs attached to a RIC-4000 do not need to be identical. In addition to thoroughly testing each UUT for faults and failures, ScanWorks includes diagnostic and debugging tools that isolate faults and help determine their root causes. Test routines can be processed step-by-step in real time to locate faults on device pins or chip interconnects. In addition, the Remote Instrumentation Controller 4000 can be used to load programs or data into programmable devices like flash memory that have already been soldered to a circuit board.
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