The Microelectronics Support Centre at RAL is pleased to announce that the 30-day trial mechanism run by XJTAG Ltd is available to EUROPRACTICE member sites to assist in evaluation of the product before deciding to purchase.
How It Will Work
It should be emphasised that the trial is arranged through XJTAG Ltd , while subsequent purchase is carried out via the normal EUROPRACTICE XJTAG Software Order Form. Signed trial agreements must be exchanged with XJTAG Ltd in order to enter the trial. The trial evaluation request form is available from XJTAG Ltd's own web site.
Before the end of the 30-day trial, either an EXSOF must be completed in the usual manner, or the kit must be returned to XJTAG Ltd directly. The EXSOF is being amended to provide the ability to order and retain the trial kit without it being necessary to return it to XJTAG Ltd, in which case the serial number of the trial XJLink interface box must be entered on the form. The EXSOF must be accompanied by the usual required additional forms (University requisition, End User Agreements etc) which MUST be submitted directly to RAL, and NOT to XJTAG.
Only one trial kit will be provided at any one University campus, regardless of the number of EUROPRACTICE member sites registered there, and provided that none of them have already purchased the kit
XJTAG is a JTAG boundary scan development and testing product. XJTAG's powerful and easy-to-use Development System provides the design engineer with early prototype testing of a circuit that includes BGAs, SDRAMs, Ethernet controllers, video interfaces etc. XJTAG also enables In-System Programming of FPGAs, CPLDs, flash memories etc. XJTAG scripts are re-usable and portable across different boards due to XJTAG's device-centric approach enabling a 'fast track' development and prototyping process.
The XJTAG Development System comprises:
XJTAG Development Software CD
IDC ribbon cable
The XJLink is a USB hardware device that links a PC to the JTAG interface on a circuit board. It is physically small and is simple to install and use due to the USB plug and play ability.
This is a fully populated demonstration board to provide the user with an understanding of the XJTAG products. The XJDemo board comes with a tutorial demonstrating all the features of the XJTAG system.
XJTAG Development Software
The XJTAG Development Software is a suite of programs enabling the user to test and program electronic circuits. The suite comprises:
The high-level JTAG language, XJEase, allows the user to reuse the tests written for different projects. It also allows the use of loops, jumps and variables to adapt test sequences to the current state of the circuit. XJInterconnect is an advanced proprietary connection test. By making use of its knowledge of the nature and interconnection of the devices in the circuit, XJTAG is able to test a high percentage of a circuit. By monitoring the status of the devices in the circuit, XJInterconnect also provides the user with more information about the location and precise nature of any faults that are found.
The XJAnalyser provides a graphical view of the JTAG chains on the board. Its "Plug-and-Play" configuration allows the user to set and read back pin values or to use SVF files to program devices on the board.
XJAPI, a simple-to-use DLL Application Program Interface (API), designed to allow the user to access the XJLink JTAG hardware interface directly.