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NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: JTAGMaster Boundary Scan Tester and Programmer


ABI Electronics Ltd, a leading manufacturer of test and measurement equipment for 25 years, is constantly monitoring the electronics business to keep up with the latest innovations. Customers worldwide are also an important source of information as ABI can provide tailored solutions to the problems they are faced with.


With this attitude, ABI have developed an complete solution to test and program Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs). These devices are notoriously difficult to test as their functionality is unknown - the device can be programmed to carry out many different tasks. Unless the user has an intimate knowledge of the PLD's function and program (ie the user is the designer !), no test signals can be used to determine the status of the devices.

Moreover, it is often very difficult - in some cases impossible - to gain access to the chip in-circuit due to the constant miniaturisation of electronics devices. Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), for instance, do not allow any access to pins when placed on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB).


Using the industry Standard Test Access Port and Boundary Scan Architecture (IEEE 1149.1) to ensure compatibility with all devices, ABI offers a PC driven solution (JTAGMaster) to access pin status and configuration of programmable logic devices. This information can be arbitrarily observed live or saved in different formats for comparison.

A programming option has also been included to cater for users and designers with access to the device's program.


All test and measurement products available from ABI are manufactured on site. Some modules contain Programmable Logic Devices and ABI uses the JTAGMaster Tester and Programmer in its manufacturing process as part of the final tests procedures.




JTAGMaster - Tester and Programmer

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Posted February,15th 2008