SOURCE: JTAG Technologies

May 31, 2007 21:00 ET

Boundary-Scan Development Software Continues to Advance

JTAG Technologies' ProVision Pushes the Envelope in Functionality and Ease-of-Use

STEVENSVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - May 31, 2007) - JTAG Technologies continues to drive the boundary-scan industry forward with another release of its flagship development tool, JTAG ProVision. Already setting the pace in comprehensiveness and ease-of-use, ProVision now encompasses even more functionality within its highly graphical user interface.

Developers will now be able to evaluate their designs for boundary-scan test coverage within the ProVision environment. Precise quantitative results for testability -- both theoretical coverage and the actual achieved level -- are presented on a net-basis and pin-basis. The theoretical or maximum attainable coverage is used prior to manufacturing to determine if DFT goals have been met by the design. Actual coverage allows the test developer to determine if the potential coverage has been achieved by the boundary-scan implementation.

With the new release, ProVision links directly to JTAG Visualizer, giving instant schematic and layout views of any pin or net. Areas of interest are highlighted in color, allowing the designer to rapidly understand testability results. The benefit is reduced time to achieve DFT objectives with on-screen visualization replacing the use of paper copies of schematics and layouts.

ProVision's device library has been expanded and now includes models for over 10,000 non-boundary-scan parts. Furthermore, user-generated IBIS and ABEL models can be handled directly by the tool, and the built-in editor allows a user to easily create additional models. As the user library expands, it is always available for re-use on subsequent projects, minimizing the application development cycle.

Other new features of the latest ProVision include test generation of clusters of non-scan devices spanning multiple boards and the ability to single-step test execution for debugging and verification.

As with previous releases, JTAG ProVision remains fully compatible with the prior "Classic" development tools as well as with all of JTAG Technologies production systems. The latest release is available free of charge to customers with valid maintenance contracts. For new users, JTAG ProVision pricing starts at $11,500.

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 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, 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 4,500 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. For more information, visit:

JTAG Technologies is a registered trademark, and ProVision and Visualizer are trademarks of JTAG Technologies, Inc. All other brand names or product names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder.

Contact Information

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    Ray Dellecker
    US Marketing Manager
    JTAG Technologies, Inc.
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