Hands-on Workshop: Fast and easy hardware testing with JTAG Boundary Scan


This highly technical on-line training comes in the form of a series of videos in which our experts will provide you with a hands-on introduction to JTAG boundary scan. You will connect to a remote PC from your browser to use a full XJTAG development system connected to live demo hardware. These practical sessions are interspersed with theory to explain the principles you are applying. 

By the end, you will have a solid understanding of how boundary scan works, how it helps to bring-up a prototype and debug a failing board; and how to create and run tests. 

The course is expected to take about 3 hours in total but can be completed in several sittings. 

What you’ll learn 

Learn the basics of boundary scan and how you can use it across the full product life-cycle to improve designs and reduce re-spins, and to enhance test coverage, fault diagnosis and production yields on complex high-density electronics. The following topics are covered: 

  • Why the JTAG standard was developed 
  • How a JTAG devices’ boundary scan cells are used for testing an assembled board 
  • How the JTAG signals control a JTAG IC’s internal registers 
  • Setting up an XJLink to access a board using JTAG (practical) 
  • Get a JTAG chain running and check its high-speed performance (practical) 
  • BSDL files – contents and format 
  • Use the XJAnalyser software to set and read pins on JTAG devices (practical) 
  • Explore the different JTAG modes (practical) 
  • Use XJAnalyser to manually test LEDs and an oscillator (practical) 
  • How XJTAG’s automatically generated interconnect test works 
  • How boundary scan can test non-JTAG devices 
  • Run tests and debug a failing board (practical) 
  • What circuit data is used when developing boundary scan tests 
  • Create a test project to test a board (practical) 

Course requirements: A PC with a browser to connect to a remote PC.No prior knowledge of JTAG is required. 

Who is this course for? Engineers working in electronic design, development, test, or manufacturing.

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