- XJTAG 3.10 is an automated method for dealing with the situation when design updates occur on the board being tested
- According to the company, this revised board features an intelligent device-matching algorithm
XJTAG announced the release of two new features to their existing XJTAG modules. These features can further enhance the ease-of-use of boundary-scan tools available with XJTAG. XJTAG 3.10 is an automated method for dealing with the situation when design updates occur on the board being tested. It is a simple way to override the default settings of global variables used by XJEase device files.
Features device-matching algorithm
According to the company, this revised board features an intelligent device-matching algorithm. This algorithm can be used to analyse the new netlist and identify devices that have changed their reference designators.
It copies the categorisation information of the netlist to the new project and automatically updates all references to them. Those devices which get removed from the circuit are highlighted to the user.
The matches and suggestions are presented in a user-friendly format. Additionally, it shows the reasons for the suggestions while guiding the user through the updating process. The schematic viewer, layout viewer, and netlist explorer are all utilised to provide the most user-friendly way to present the information the user needs. This information is needed while validating the proposed updates.
Provides a simple-to-use dialogue box
A second enhancement to XJTAG 3.10 provides a simple-to-use dialogue box. This box allows the user to override the default values of the global variables used in XJEase device files. Hence, the used global variables can be easily used for one specific device that uses a particular method. This method does not require coding and as a result, avoids the risk associated with editing device files directly.
Generate a personalised set of variables
With the use of this newer version, devices can have their own set of global variables instead of sharing some common variables for a specific file. As an example, the users of XJTAG 3.10 can set up testing so that debug data for just one specific IC is outputted, even when the board being tested uses more than one of that particular component.