March 18, 2014. XJTAG, a supplier of boundary-scan technology, today released the XJLink2 3070. Approved by Agilent Technologies, it provides convenient, integrated access to XJTAG’s test and programming tools from Agilent i3070 in-circuit-test (ICT) machines. The combination of XJTAG’s advanced connection test and non-JTAG device testing/programming with the i3070’s measurement capabilities makes capturing defects easier.
The product serves primarily to streamline the production line. With combined testing and programming, the number of stages and handling operations can be significantly reduced. It is also possible to program devices while performing ICT to increase throughput.
The XJLink2 3070 is completely configurable. Programming speeds close to the theoretical maximum of a device can be achieved using the advanced features of the XJLink2 3070.
The XJLink2-3070 is compatible with the standard USB XJLink2, so boards can be debugged at a repair station without having to develop a separate test setup. “The cross-compatibility between projects and controllers makes the XJLink2 3070 an excellent choice for manufacturers who wish to maximize productivity while remaining flexible in their response to problems,” said Simon Payne, CEO of XJTAG.
A flexible license also aids ease of use, with the product able to contain an XJTAG software license and allow standalone operation without additional dongles or network access. Alternatively, the system can be licensed from a network server allowing the maximum use of XJTAG products without having to move licensed hardware between machines.
The XJLink2 3070 fits into one slot on the Agilent i3070 utility card; however, multiple systems can be added to the same card or additional utility cards for supplementary test and program capabilities—for for instance, for testing panels of boards.