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XJEase Editor Improvements in v3.1

The XJEase editors in XJDeveloper are now more intelligent – allowing you to write and navigate around your XJEase code faster. […]

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Exporting ODB++ from the Mentor Graphics tool PADS

We have had several customers having problems exporting ODB++ jobs from PADS, where all the net information is lost. In the ODB++ Export dialog, ensure that “Neutralize nets” is unchecked. […]

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XJTAG Version 3.1

A new major version of XJTAG – version 3.1 – is now available from our website for users who are in maintenance. […]

XJTAG Time and Unix Time

This article is a summary of our answers to various customers who have asked us how to convert between XJTAG, Windows and Unix timestamps, so that they can correctly pass data between test systems. […]

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XJTAG 2.7: Improved code editors

We are always listening to customers about where they feel the tools could be improved. For XJTAG 2.7 we took this feedback on board and improved the user interface of the code editors in XJDeveloper. These are on the Test Device Files screen and the Circuit Code Files screen. […]

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Don’t use EDIF netlists

One of the many netlist formats that XJTAG supports is EDIF 2, an open data exchange format that is widely supported. EDIF stores both netlist and schematic data, but XJTAG only uses the netlist data. It often seems like the obvious choice of format to export from your CAD tool to use in XJTAG. However, there are a number of problems that we have come across with EDIF netlists: […]

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Schematic Viewer

From version 2.7 onwards XJTAG includes an integrated Schematic Viewer in XJDeveloper and XJRunner. If you have your boards’ schematics in PDF format you can take advantage of this new feature. […]

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Automatic suggestion of JTAG chains

To help get your tests up and running more quickly and easily, version 2.7 of XJDeveloper has a new feature which can make suggestions for the JTAG chains in your project. […]

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How can Checkchain pass but Connection test report “broken chain”?

This is a common question during the development of a test system. The problem generally occurs when a board is first run, and stems from a slight misunderstanding of what Checkchain is designed to do. This article therefore attempts to explain the difference between the Checkchain function and all other tests, in order to explain how this situation can happen. […]

Create your own links to Layout Viewer from XJEase

From version 2.6.2 onwards XJEase supports the printing of device, pin and net links which launch and get highlighted in Layout Viewer from XJRunner and XJDeveloper (provided there is an ODB++ netlist available for the board). […]

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