Corelis Assists Engineers with Boundary-Scan Demonstration Board

6/30/2003 - Corelis Inc., introduced a boundary-scan demonstration board (ScanPlus Demo Board) that is intended to assist design and test engineers to acquire the highest level of boundary-scan expertise in the shortest possible amount of time. Both new and experienced boundary-scan users will benefit as a result of working through the supplied tutorials and example test plans that utilize the latest techniques in boundary-scan testing and in-system programming.

The ScanPlus Demo Board is a high performance single board computer system that is based on the IBM PowerPC 405CR 32-bit RISC embedded processor. The board incorporates examples of many other digital devices commonly found in embedded systems such as an FPGA, CPLDs, SDRAM, SSRAM and Flash. A variety of the latest component package types are used, including fine pitch BGA packaging, which offers a tremendous challenge to traditional testing. Additionally, the ScanPlus Demo Board features 16 switches that may be used to insert faults which are detected and diagnosed during boundary-scan testing.

Users new to boundary-scan can run the example programs provided with the ScanPlus software to quickly obtain a general understanding of test methodologies. Complete instructions are given on how to check the scan chain integrity, verify the interconnections between the devices, test the memories and program the Flash and CPLDs. Advanced users can compile their own test vectors using the ScanPlus software and take advantage of the ScanPlus Demo Board as stable foundation for building their test generation skills.

The ScanPlus Demo Board is available from stock.

Boundary-Scan is an embedded IC technology for in-system programming and testing of digital circuit boards and components that have been standardized as IEEE Std 1149.1. Corelis’ ScanPlus boundary-scan tools include hardware and software products offering exceptional ease-of-use combined with advanced technical innovation.

Corelis Inc., offers a broad line of boundary-scan software and hardware products for interconnect testing, in-system programming of Flash memories & CPLDs, JTAG emulation and debugging. It includes full range of IEEE Std 1149.1 boundary-scan testers for the ISA, PCI, PCMCIA, LAN, USB, cPCI/PXI and VXI busses. Corelis also provides various engineering services and is well known for its outstanding customer support.

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