JTAG Technologies increased the performance of their ProVision suite of boundary-scan development tools with the addition of eleven enhancements. The new enhancements are all available on CD17, which also includes the ProVision Designer Station (PV_DST). Support for additional microprocessors with embedded flash and a new Production Integration Package (PIP) for supporting .NET (for interfacing with Microsoft applications) has been added to the range of existing PIP packages.
Corelis introduced the TestGenie low-cost, low-risk boundary-scan JTAG test solution. TestGenie is ideal for engineers with restricted resources, limited JTAG experience, fixed schedules, and tight test budgets. The service-oriented product TestGenie provides designers with a boundary-scan test procedure along with a production-ready execution station. TestGenie is designed for boundary-scan testing and reduces the inherent risks involved with boundary-scan employment. TestGenie allows engineers to use full-featured versions of Corelis ScanExpress products at a fraction of the cost.
Corelis introduced Runner-Lite, which is a free software test executive for performing boundary-scan testing, JTAG Embedded Testing (JET), and in-system device programming using pre-generated test plan files built for specific reference boards. Runner-Lite features unrestricted access to complete off-the-shelf JTAG structural and functional test solutions for many silicon vendor reference designs. The tool enables engineers to familiarize themselves with Corelis test capabilities and can be use as a test bench for reference board based designs.
JTAG Technologies introduced JTAG ProVisionT V1.8 boundary-scan tool. The ProVision development and hardware debug tool combines advanced automation with the level of control and precision that engineers demand when creating test programs and in-system programming (ISP) routines for PLDs, FPGAs, flash memories, serial PROMs, and other devices.
Corelis introduced version seven of the ScanExpress Boundary-Scan Tool Suite. Version 7.0 CD now supports FlexNet licensing. Legacy software licenses will continue to be supported. However, all newly issued software and network licenses will utilize FlexNet. Current Corelis customers that have a valid maintenance contract can now access the Version 7.0 CD.
XJTAG introduced the XJTAG XTR series boundary scan solution. The XJTAG XTR series offers improvements in functionality and usability. The new boundary scan system makies debugging, testing and programming electronic printed circuit boards and systems more efficient. XJTAG XTR features multiple Test Access Ports (TAPs), configurable TAP voltage and voltage measurement, flexible pin mapping and GPIO on pins.