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A new JTAG/boundary-scan hardware interface is now available for the Peak Production family of PXI test systems. The JT 2147/VPC from JTAG Technologies is a signal-conditional module that allows “ideal world” connections from JTAG Technologies PXI and PXIe DataBlaster high-speed boundary-scan controllers to the VPC (Virginia Panel Corporation) mass interconnect system supplied and used in Peak’s configurable PXI-based functional testers.
Based on the highly successful QuadPod(TM) architecture from JTAG Technologies, the JT 2147/VPC has been specifically designed for connection into VPC’s G20x or G14x 192-pin ‘QuadraPaddle’ connectors, and is fully compatible with the Peak system design.
The JT2147/VPC features four independent JTAG test access ports (TAPs) along with 16 static DIO (digital input/output) channels and 64 dynamic DIOS (digital input/output scan) channels. Adding boundary-scan capabilities to any board or system tester will increase fault coverage of interconnections, logic parts and in-signal passives. It will also frequently reduce fixture costs due to test-point reduction and will allow in-system programming of memories and programmable logic parts.
JTAG/boundary-scan applications prepared using JTAG Technologies ProVision ATPG software tools may be executed on the PXI platform with driver packages that are available for NI LabView, TestStand and LabWindows alongside Geotest ATEasy and a number of generic language compilers including .NET framework, C++ and VB.
The VPC adaptors utilise standard QuadraPaddle connector modules, providing a wide variety of contact types. The connection between the PXI instrument and receiver module is accomplished using a passive printed circuit board, an active signal-conditioning module (as with the JT 2147/VPC) or a flexible circuit, with each providing optimum connectivity performance while reducing wiring cost.
About Peak Production
Peak is a proven provider of automated test and measurement solutions, supporting every stage of the assembly process from component testing to highly complex functional solutions. The company has over 25 years’ experience of providing innovative test solutions in the military, aerospace, rail, automotive, power generation and industrial electronics markets.
Peak offers intelligent integration of COTS (commercial “off-the-shelf”) equipment with custom-designed mechanical, electronic and system software elements. Comprehensive installation and commissioning procedures are deployed to merge Peak’s test systems with customers’ processes, followed up with hands-on training and the provision of detailed documentation.
As UK distributor for Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC) and a National Instruments Gold Alliance partner, Peak makes full use of VPC mass interface connection products integrated with National Instruments test hardware (PXI racks and instrument cards) and software (TestStand and LabVIEW).
About JTAG Technologies
JTAG Technologies is a market leader and technology innovator of boundary-scan software and hardware products and services. The company was the first to bring to the market such important advances as automated test generation, automated fault coverage analysis, automated flash and PLD programming via boundary-scan, and visualised 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. Its innovative boundary-scan products provide test preparation, test execution, test result analysis and in-system programming applications. With an installed base of over 8500 systems worldwide, JTAG Technologies serves the communications, medical electronics, avionics, defence, automotive, and consumer industries with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. JTAG Technologies headquarters are located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.