Technotime integrates XJTAG boundary scan into PCB test solution
Jun 28, 2007
XJTAG (www.xjtag.com), a supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.1 compliant boundary scan tools, has signed a technology agreement with German printed circuit board (PCB) test specialist Technotime Electronic (www.technotime.eu), which has resulted in the XJTAG Professional development system being integrated with Technotime's novel two-step test fixture solution.
With 'XJTAG Inside', the Technotime system now provides In-Circuit and JTAG Functional testing all from one single, modular test fixture. By combining this capability, engineers have a solution that is quick and easy to set up (1-2 days as opposed to 4-6 weeks for some test fixtures) and can provide near 100% test coverage much more competitively than other similar products. The Technotime system works with all leading In-Circuit Test (ICT) systems.
In addition, having XJTAG built-in provides Technotime's customers with the capability to test both JTAG-enabled boards - those containing one or more ball grid array (BGA) or field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, as well as non-JTAG enabled PCBs by using XJTAG's XJIO expansion board. Besides its 208 digital I/Os, the XJIO board features 16 JTAG controllable analogue I/Os (8 x ADCs and 8 x DACs) which allow power rail verification and analogue inputs to be stimulated.
Commenting on the announcement, Simon Payne, XJTAG's CEO, said: "We are delighted that Technotime has selected XJTAG as its boundary scan partner. The combination of our powerful product with Technotime's innovative two-step offering creates a compelling solution for companies looking for a cost-effective solution to production line testing. Also, the agreement provides XJTAG with sales potential and exposure in the much larger mainstream PCB test market."