Richardson, Texas--August 24, 1998--Two new products are included with the new release (Version 2.3) of Asset Intertech, Inc.'s (Richardson) boundary-scantest and programming system, which supports both standard ISP languages currently in use-serial vector format (SVF) and Jam.
The two new products, ISPextender and QuickISP, expand options for both test engineers who are adding ISP capabilities to boundary-scan test stations and engineers who only need to program devices.
ISPextender is an optional software module to Asset's Scandriver product, which is used in manufacturing environments to perform boundary-scan manufacturing tests. It can help make a manufacturing process more efficient by performing both test and in-system programming on the same station.
QuickISP product is a tool for users who are only interested in programming devices and won't need the array of boundary-scan test capabilities in the Asset system. It features a Windows-based graphical user interface. Running on a PC or VXI system, it can function as a stand-alone programming station in a manufacturing process or an engineering environment. The user interface for in-system programming can be the standard QuickISP interface or a customized interface that can be developed using Asset's Scanport feature, part of QuickISP. Although QuickISP isn't intended for test applications, it tests and verifies the integrity of the boundary-scan network leading to the programmable devices.
Scanprogrammer is an optional software module to Asset's Diagnostic Systemor Scandeveloper products. It automates the ISP process, executing all ISP operations from a single dialog box.
Release 2.3 of the Asset system also supports new hardware options for users. Besides running from its own PC, PCMCIA, and VXI hardware cards, Asset will now run from DSP emulation hardware manufactured by White Mountain DSP and Texas Instruments. As a result, users who are already working with TI or White Mountain DSP emulators need not purchase new hardware from Asset to begin using the Asset boundary-scan test system.
The new release of the Asset system will be available in September and will be shipped to customers under a maintenance contract at that time. The cost of ISPextender is $2,495. The price of QuickISP is $4,995, in addition to the cost of one of Asset's hardware options, which can be purchased separately.
Asset Intertech, Inc.
2201 North Central Expressway, Suite 105
Richardson, TX 75080
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