Digitaltest and JTAG Technologies Combine to Provide Comprehensive PCB Test Capability

MUNICH, GERMANY, Nov. 2, 2010

Digitaltest GmbH, a leader in electronics testing and production solutions, and JTAG Technologies, tier-one provider of boundary scan products worldwide, today announced the integration of their test methods within the Digitaltest MTS Series of in-circuit test systems.

Digitaltest’s Sigma combinational test system is a versatile and advanced board tester with comprehensive shorts/opens, analog, power-up, serial bus, and vectorless, testing options. DSP-based analog measurements allow shorts test of 1,000 points/second.  With integrated boundary scan capabilities powered by JTAG TechnologiesT users can enhance their high-precision testing capabilities. Test development and deployment times are minimized, test coverage is maximized, and fixture complexity can be reduced due to test-point elimination especially for complex digital PCBs where physical access to electrical nodes is limited.

The JTAG Technologies boundary scan option provides access to both test features and high throughput in-system programming (ISP) via the dedicated JT 3727/DPC, a four TAP IEEE 1149.x hardware controller developed in co-operation with Digitaltest.

ISP support currently covers NOR, NAND, and serial flash parts plus many families of micros with embedded flash as well as IEEE 1532 CPLD and legacy PLDs.

Ute Boctor, president of Digitaltest, said, “Our customers have asked us to integrate boundary scan into our products. To meet this request for high-performance digital testing and wide-ranging device ISP support, we are very pleased to collaborate with JTAG Technologies in offering an integrated solution. Customers will gain greater test coverage while maintaining a consistent user interface.”

Digitaltest with JTAG boundary scan capabilities are available immediately via a worldwide network of distributors.

About JTAG Technologies

JTAG Technologies is a market leader and technology innovator of boundary scan software and hardware products and services. The company has brought to the market advances as automated test generation, automated fault coverage analysis, automated flash and PLD programming via boundary scan, and visualized boundary scan analysis. Its customers include world leaders in electronics design and manufacturing such as Ericsson, Flextronics, Honeywell, Medtronic, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Raytheon, Rockwell-Collins, Samsung, and Sony. The company’s boundary scan products provide test preparation, test execution, test result analysis and in-system programming applications. With an installed base of more than 6,500 systems worldwide, JTAG Technologies serves the communications, medical electronics, avionics, defense, automotive, and consumer industries with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. JTAG Technologies headquarters are located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

About Digitaltest

Digitaltest GmbH, based in Germany, is a leader in hardware and software testing solutions for electronics manufacturers. The company manufactures and tests PCB assemblies.

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