XJTAG and Pico Technology launch integrated JTAG boundary scan oscilloscope test solution

According to Simon Payne, CEO of XJTAG, “As board designs have become more densely populated, restricted access to devices such as BGAs means oscilloscopes continually have to evolve. XJTAG Expert combines oscilloscope and boundary scan technologies. A cost-effective solution, it will allow engineers to extend their testing capabilities with the maximum flexibility.”

Alan Tong, Managing Director Pico Technology, said, “The PicoScope oscilloscope packs all of the capabilities of a traditional full-sized oscilloscope into a small, USB-powered circuit board. This makes it perfect for integration into a custom product like XJTAG Expert. The PicoScope software is also well-suited to this system, as it”s a Windows program that can run alongside the XJTAG software on a PC without modification.”

XJTAG Expert has an integrated high speed USB 2.0 to JTAG controller providing a high speed interface to the JTAG chain, alongside the following advanced digital features: Digital Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyser, Waveform and Function Generator and Serials Protocols Analyser.

The XJTAG Expert is suitable for lab and field work and the compact and portable unit can work with a laptop PC. It requires two USB ports, and can supply power to low-power target systems, which means that testing can be done even without a source of mains power.

The unit contains the licence for the XJTAG system. This saves the user from being tied to one machine, giving them maximum flexibility in where they do their XJTAG testing. The product is also reconfigurable which means it can be used on multiple Units Under Test, giving significant cost savings.


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