Stevensville, MarylandSupporting a mixed-signal monitor chip made by National Semiconductor, Netherlands-based boundary-scan test vendor JTAG Technologies announces a new graphical software tool. The software tool supports National's SCANSTA476 analog voltage monitor, recently reviewed here at
JTAG Technologies's STA476 Utility program works with an evaluation board from National Semiconductor containing the SCANSTA476. Together, they perform and report DC measurements on eight analog/mixed-signal input channels.
Measurement of mixed-signal levels can be beneficial during product development, environmental screening, functional testing, and in field service. This kind of screening can, for example, rapidly verify power supply and reference voltages. Other mission-critical systems can take advantage of the technique to perform so-called health monitoring, and do prognostic functions while in operation, via an embedded boundary-scan structure.
The STA476 Utility's graphical user interface lets you select of any of eight analog inputs on the evaluation board. DC measurements can then be conducted on the selected channel(s) using a pre-selected JTAG Technologies controller to initiate the test and access the results over a standard IEEE-1149.1 boundary-scan interface.
The utility program is available free-of-charge at the Customer Service Area of JTAG Technologies's Web site (if you're one of the company's customers).
For more details, contact marketing manager Ray Dellecker at JTAG Technologies, 1006 Butterworth Ct., Stevensville, Maryland 21666. Phone: 425-898-8968. Fax: 425-836-3271. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
JTAG Technologies, 425-898-8968, www.jtag.com