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. […]
Recently one of our newer customers started on their first solo board setup. They had previously seen XJTAG demonstrated and had also had their initial board setup done by an XJTAG engineer. When they came to setting a board up for themselves they tried to follow the path that the XJTAG engineer had talked them through – […]
‘Dynamic Chains’ is a term we’ve coined to describe a test system that has the ability to drive more that 1 JTAG chain configuration. This may be possible if it has multiple chains driven by different TMS or TCK pins, or a single chain that has multiple JTAG device variations (for example using a Scan Bridge). Before v3.3, XJTAG projects could only represent a single static JTAG chain. With our new functionality, multiple JTAG chain variations can be defined, set up and run within a single XJTAG project in a single test run. […]
We recently had to support a customer who was unable to run XJTAG 3.1 on an older PC. It turned out that the processor in the PC in question did not support SSE2 instructions. During the development of v3.1 we upgraded the compiler we use to build XJTAG and it now uses these instructions to speed up execution. SSE2 instructions were introduced with the Pentium 4 in 2001 and were supported in AMD processors with their Opteron and Athlon 64 processors from 2003 onwards.
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. […]