Boundary Scan

Maximizing Test Coverage with Boundary Scan: A How-To Guide

Maximizing Test Coverage with Boundary Scan: A How-To Guide

In the complex landscape of electronics manufacturing, achieving maximal test coverage is essential for ensuring product quality and reliability. Boundary scan technology, rooted in the IEEE 1149.1 standard, has emerged as a vital tool in this endeavor. This guide...

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The Evolution of Boundary Scan Testing with Flynn Systems

The Evolution of Boundary Scan Testing with Flynn Systems

In the intricate electronics world, ensuring components' functionality and reliability is paramount. Boundary scan testing, a technique that has significantly transformed the electronics testing landscape, offers an efficient method for testing printed circuit boards...

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Streamlining Electronic Design with onTAP® Boundary Scan

Streamlining Electronic Design with onTAP® Boundary Scan

In the world of electronic design automation, efficiency is key. At Flynn Systems, we understand this need and offer the onTAP® Boundary Scan as a solution to streamline electronic design processes. The Role of onTAP® Boundary Scan in Electronic Design Automation The...

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onTAP® Boundary Scan: Revolutionizing Test and Measurement

onTAP® Boundary Scan: Revolutionizing Test and Measurement

At Flynn Systems, we are dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions for test and measurement applications. Our onTAP® Boundary Scan technology is a testament to this commitment, offering unparalleled precision and reliability. Understanding onTAP® Boundary Scan The...

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How Boundary Scan Test Software Works

How Boundary Scan Test Software Works

The boundary scan test software provides a way to interconnect between integrated circuits (ICs) on a board without using physical test probes. The scan contains cells within a device that can capture data from pin or core logic signals or force data onto pins. The...

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How Test Developers Can Save Their Company Time and Money

How Test Developers Can Save Their Company Time and Money

If a chain of devices consisted only of boundary scan (JTAG) compliant devices, there would not be too much testing required. However, boards today contain complex, non-JTAG devices that interact with the boundary scan devices. Testing just the JTAG devices on the...

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How to handle multiple boundary scan chains

How to handle multiple boundary scan chains

That’s an easy one. With onTAP’s TAP CONNECT JTAG Controller, you can run an unlimited number of chains simultaneously. Each TAP CONNECT JTAG Controller has two channels which provides the opportunity to run two chains at once. Furthermore, additional chains are...

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Buggy Device? 8 Tips To Fix It!

Buggy Device? 8 Tips To Fix It!

When you’re designing like a rock star, and the end is finally within reach, it is beyond frustrating when a bug in the system causes the result to be different from what you planned. Boundary scan solutions can help you find a bug, but what do you do next? How do you...

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Boundary Scan Advantages

Boundary Scan Advantages

Today's consumer is provided a variety of options no matter what the subject matter happens to be.  At Flynn Systems we like to keep things simple by providing the best solution in boundary scan options.  Saving the consumer both time and money by avoiding trial and...

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Why Bother with JTAG?

Why Bother with JTAG?

Are you new to boundary scans and JTAG? Take a look at this quick guide to understanding what exactly it means, and why JTAG is essential. JTAG stands for Joint Test Action Group. When referred to as part of a boundary scan test, it means computer chips and electronic...

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Testing Multichip Modules

Testing Multichip Modules

Chip manufacturers are now producing multichip modules (MCMs) that may include two or more arrays of devices within a single package. These modules can be tested using JTAG test pattern generation of the devices while on a PCB. To incorporate JTAG testing of MCMs...

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How Board Developers Can Save Their Company Time and Money

Information from and communication between board developers and test developers is key to creating a successful boundary scan application…and, to saving time and money. In fact, we advise the board developer certify that boundary scan tests can be enabled and operate...

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Whose Problem Is This?

Who cares. The owner of the problem is not necessarily always the issue. Blame most often gets thrown around the work place when things don’t work, and a resolution is needed. From time to time, we encounter situations where a field applications specialist is on-site...

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How much money is sitting in the bone pile?

One of the most common comments we hear from our customers and business partners sounds something like this: “Well, I’ve heard about boundary scan testing, and have actually used it a bit before. Moving forward, we have a new project we need to use it on, and we have...

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Manufacturing: Save Yourself, & The Project, Lots Of Money!

Now that your board has moved from prototyping to manufacturing, things are humming along until...there is a snag in manufacturing. Suddenly an entire run of boards is failing for unknown reasons, and you’re already dangerously close to being behind schedule. What to...

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Calling Inspector Gadget

It’s the return of the Gadget Smackdown, brought to you by EE Live!  This year, the SMACKDOWN takes place April 1–3 in the EE Times Fantastical Theater of Engineering Innovation at the San Jose convention Center, where the EE Live! Conference and Expo is being held....

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Boundary Scan Test Fault Insertion

Use this function to: Check the fault coverage of your test for a specific fault condition. Insert an open fault without modifying your board or test fixture. Validate that your test is working as expected. How to Insert Faults 1. Create a file FaultInsert.txt in your...

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A Quick Reference Guide to Boundary Scan Terms

While not all boundary scan terminology is contained in the guide, there are enough terms to at least acquaint you with some of the most commonly used expressions. BIST: Built-In Self-Test, sometimes controllable via boundary scan BOARD NETLIST: Files that show the...

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New To JTAG Boundary Scan Test? You’re not alone…

Many newcomers to JTAG test start their first projects knowing only that boundary scan testing is a requirement for new board design. The specifics of boundary scan, details of test strategy, or expected results are, for many, uncharted territory. In fact, most...

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Boundary Scan Software Evaluation Download

Thank you for your interest in onTAP Boundary Scan software.  Please download and install onTAP Boundary Scan Software on your target machine.  Once you install onTAP, open and run the software.  This will generate a license.txt file, which is found in the ...\Flynn...

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Boundary Scan that Fits Your Budget

I thought it was important to post something about onTAP being the perfect boundary scan solution for any JTAG user, but especially those in budget critical situations after some weekend reading brought me across a couple of articles in Electronics Weekly about...

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Groundhog Day Sale

  EVERYTHING YOU NEED Nashua, NH by-way-of Gobbler’s Nob, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania – Well, it’s official! The groundhog poked out and saw its shadow.  Settle in for six more weeks of winter.  The upside is, you have six more weeks to not worry about nice sunny...

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Accepting New Turnkey JTAG Projects

Flynn Systems wants to let our users know that we are accepting new JTAG / Boundary Scan projects for Q1-2/10 While our standard Technical Support provides assistance with test and development issues, our boundary scan test development services go beyond...

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JTAG.TECT Delivers onTAP to Russian Customers

Flynn Systems – StarTest Technology Partnership Press Release Flynn Systems and StarTest, along with their subsidiary JTAG.TECT (www.jtag-test.ru), have established a strategic relationship making JTAG.TECT the authorized Flynn Systems’ onTAP Boundary Scan Solutions...

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