XJTAG offers contract manufacturers a free XJRunner
Sep 28, 2006
XJTAG, a leading supplier of boundary scan development tools, is offering UK-based contract electronic manufacturers (CEMs) a free XJRunner, the production-optimised version of its XJTAG boundary scan development system.
"We want to remove the barrier to boundary scan adoption in the UK by ensuring that every CEM has XJTAG in its test portfolio," says Simon Payne, CEO of XJTAG.
"With more and more design engineers using XJTAG during the development phase to debug and test their early prototypes and then outsourcing their circuit production, we want to provide all CEMs with the capability to re-use these tests through into production and beyond."
XJRunner is designed to speed up the testing of densely-populated printed circuit boards â€“ particularly those with JTAG devices such as ball grid array (BGA), chip scale devices, and other high-density packages, which cannot be tested by traditional methods.
"XJRunner offers CEMs a multitude of significant and quantifiable benefits," added Simon Payne. "It improves the speed and accuracy of fault diagnosis, achieves high test coverage, boosts production yields and reduces lifecycle costs. In addition, as product development cycles shorten and board re-spins become more frequent, it can also replace costly in-circuit test fixtures."
To apply for a free XJRunner, please visit XJTAG's web site at www.xjtag.com.
Alternatively, visit XJTAG at the Embedded Systems Show (October 11-12, NEC, Birmingham, UK) or at Electronica (November 14-17, New Munich Trade Fair, Germany).