Eindhoven, the Netherlands - JTAG Technologies has introduced JTAG Live, a mix of free and paid for products that check for basic continuity and correct operation in PCBs. The family consists of three products, Buzz, Clip, and Script. JTAG Live is compatible with the JTAG programming cables from Altera and Xilinx, as well as with the two-port USB Explorer from JTAG Technologies. Buzz provides the ability to quickly check connections, both direct and indirect, between devices supporting boundary-scan, while Clip offers ways to verify cluster logic using vector-based cluster tests. Script enables users to adopt a functional, device-oriented test approach to take control of a design through on-board JTAG/boundary-scan compliant devices.
Buzz is available free of charge from the JTAG Live website. Clip and Script are also available for download for a nominal charge.
The company has also introduced an interim update to the ProVision boundary-scan development tools suite. Service Pack One for CD release 15 (CD15-SP1) is now available for download by licensed users with a current support contract, and includes the new free continuity test module Buzz.
JTAG ProVision, first released in 2006, uses a unique project database structure, and automatically analyses the boundary-scan and non-boundary-scan elements of a design to quickly create a full set of tests and in-system programming applications.
The new Buzz module allows a user, with minimal design information, to check the continuity between two or more pins. Using an intuitive user interface, the user can drag and drop pins into a continuity test panel within the user interface and 'Buzz-out' a connection as you might traditionally do with a DMM. A new 'Watch' feature uses the JTAG SAMPLE instruction to asynchronously monitor the activity of a selected pin without disturbing the operation of the UUT.
For more information visit www.jtag.com.