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JTAG/ Boundary-scan Tool-set – Available from Web-shop

JTAGLive Studio is a comprehensive package of JTAG/boundary-scan tools that enable electronic designers and manufacturing test engineers alike to develop complete PCB test and programming applications - at an unprecedented price level. For sale now online, Studio establishes a new class of circuit validation, test and programming tools that dramatically lowers the cost of entry to JTAG, boundary-scan and processor emulation test.

JTAGLive Studio is a comprehensive package of JTAG/boundary-scan tools that enable electronic designers and manufacturing test engineers alike to develop complete PCB test and programming applications - at an unprecedented price level.

On sale now at www.jtaglive.com Studio establishes a new class of PCB test and device-programming tool-set that dramatically lowers the cost of entry for test and hardware engineers, while still offering the many traditional benefits of JTAG/boundary-scan alongside newer technologies, like processor-controlled test.

JTAGLive Studio works with or without design netlist data and can be used to test interconnects (from individual nets to an entire board), logic clusters, memories and more. Studio also includes device programming features that support JAM/STAPL and SVF data formats for CPLD and [FPGA] configuration PROM programming. It can be further used to program flash and serial PROMs. Low-cost options for accessing the debug modes of 'processor cores allows cut-price access to techniques known variously as Processor Controlled Test and JTAG Emulation Test. A dedicated, USB-powered, TAP interface/controller with programmable thresholds is also supplied as part of the Studio system.

Many of the cluster test and memory programming features are provided through high-level easy-to-use Python™ language JTAG script routines, called through Studio's embedded API. Moreover, Python™ power can again be used to construct stand-alone test sequences in conjunction with 3rd party, open source libraries such as the Tkinter graphics set.



Peter van den Eijnden, JTAG Technologies MD, comments: "In the 20 or so years since JTAG technology was introduced and subsequently vaunted as the de facto method to test PCBs, many potential users have been put off adoption due to cost and perceived complexity of the available tools. To address these concerns JTAG Technologies is proud to announce JTAGLive Studio; believed to be the first genuine attempt to dispel many of the JTAG boundary-scan myths.

The benefits offered by the JTAG technology for debugging, testing and in-system programming are not just limited to complex designs with many JTAG devices. Designs with only one or two JTAG devices can also benefit greatly from this technology throughout their life cycle. Such designs are now served by a cost-effective JTAG toolset making it feasible for many more companies to adopt a JTAG/Boundary-scan strategy.

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