New JTAG Live V1.6 features include an automatic chain detect that can interrogate multiple boundary-scan chains to determine the number of components in each plus their manufacturer and type.
According to Peter van den Eijnden, MD of JTAG Technologies: ‘This is the first time this feature has been included in a generic boundary-scan test platform that can be downloaded and used for no-cost. At the launch of JTAG Live Buzz 3 years ago we announced that it would be ‘Free for Life’ and we’re sticking to that promise’.
Another requested feature added to JTAG Live V1.6 is multi-language support. Now users from Japan, Germany, Russia, France, China, Holland and Portugal can get up and running in their native language – a prospect that is bound to improve productivity.
The JTAG Live product family includes free Buzz, plus the optional modules Script (for Python-powered cluster logic testing), AutoBuzz (for automated interconnect comparisons), Clip (interactive test vector generator) and CoreCommander. For all modules only BSDL models of the JTAG/IEEE std 1149.1 compliant parts (available from most manufacturers web-sites) are needed to start using the tool-set.
Supported interfaces currently include Altera’s USB Blaster, Xilinx’s parallel III/IV and USB interfaces, JTAG Technologies’ JT 3705 / USB controller, JTAG Live dedicated USB controller and some FTDI based modules.