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We believe that sharing our knowledge will help you get the most out of your XJTAG system. This is where our development and support team share their insights and experience. You’ll find posts highlighting particular features of the different software packages that make up the XJTAG development system or aspects of the XJEase language.

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Issues when generating ODB++ netlists using Altium Designer 17.0

We have noticed that the Altium Designer 17.0 ODB++ exporter has a bug which causes it to output all component references in lower case. This causes problems for anyone who has already set up an XJTAG project from an earlier version of Altium who then updates the netlist by regenerating the ODB++ in Altium Designer 17.0, because the component references in the XJTAG project will not match up with the netlist. It will also cause problems for anyone starting a project from Altium Designer 17.0 with BGA devices in the design… and anyone else who starts an XJTAG project using ODB++ generated in Altium 17.0 and then in the future regenerates the ODB++ from later versions of Altium Designer. Altium have informed us that the bug in their ODB++ exporter is due to be fixed in release 17.1 of Altium Designer. […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Testing XJLink hardware

We understand that sometimes (for your own sanity if nothing else) you need to test that your test equipment is working. For this reason, it is possible to run a health-check on XJLink2 hardware (and XJLink2-based hardware) using the self-test feature available in the XJLink Manager. The self test can be run with or without a loopback connector but should never be run with the XJLink connected to test hardware. […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Features, Support|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Connection Test output viewer

From XJTAG version 3.5, users are now able to view all the test data from the automated Connection Test by clicking on a link at the end of the Connection Test results within XJDeveloper, XJRunner, or formatted log files in the XJTAG Log File Viewer. The full output viewer shows the test data for one run of Connection Test at a time, and there is a dropdown box to change between the available test modes. […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: Connection Test, Features|Tags: , |0 Comments

64 bit version of XJTAG

Since Windows Vista, Microsoft has offered 64 bit versions of Windows for 64 bit hardware and today almost every new machine will come with a 64 bit version of Windows. 64 bit Windows is still able to run 32 bit applications and up until now XJTAG has only been available as a 32 bit application. With the release of XJTAG 3.5, we are now offering a 64 bit version alongside the 32 bit version. […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Releases|Tags: , |0 Comments

Input parameters for test functions

Until now, XJRunner tests have been limited to functions which have no input arguments and a single return argument (which returns the result). XJTAG v3.5 relaxes that restriction, allowing input in XJRunner tests, though there is still a requirement to have a single return argument for the result. […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Categories: Features, Releases, XJDeveloper, XJEase, XJRunner|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Specifying bus access during XJRunner tests

Alongside other improvements to the XJRunner test setup, XJTAG v3.5 has a new interface to specify bus access from the test system using the XJRunner Setup screen. When you edit a test there is now a Bus Access tab on the dialog, which allows full control of which pins are used to read and/or write from a bus during the test. […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Features, Releases, Support, XJDeveloper, XJEase, XJRunner|Tags: , , , |0 Comments