Boundary Scan from Jaltek Systems
May 25, 2005
Offered as either a stand-alone package or part of a full manufacturing contract, Jaltek Systems boundary scan engineering service can begin with a design-for-test analysis aimed at raising a product's boundary scan compatibility at the early stages of the design process.
With the introduction of Jaltek Systems full boundary scan test engineering service, customers can benefit from reduced engineering costs, faster time-to-market and improved confidence in product performance and reliability.
Jaltek has been providing boundary scan services since 1999, starting with runtime and debug capabilities. Then, in 2003, the company increased its boundary scan facilities by introducing a full test engineering service. With this level of practical experience and investment in test software/hardware, Jaltek Systems is now launching a stand-alone boundary scan test bureau as part of its 'Value Add' engineering offering.
Jaltek Systems Director of Technology, Leon Dixon, explained: "Although traditional Manufacturing Defect Analysis (MDA) techniques, such as Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) and flying probe are excellent tools for inspecting components and open lead-frame devices, the year-on-year increase, of some 25 per cent, in the use of full Ball Grid Array (BGA) parts is steadily reducing test access."
"With a technical capability ranging from trapping shorts/opens to programming FPGAs, boundary scan straddles the MDA/functional test processes and complements traditional inspection methods."