Using Boundary-Scan Tools to Program ISP-Capable Devices

You can use boundary-scan tools to program and verify programmable logic devices (PLDs) that support in-system programmability (ISP) that utilizes the IEEE Standard 1149.1 controller. Using boundary-scan tools to program ISP-capable devices allows device programming to fit into the standard manufacturing flow, reducing time-to-market. Various boundary-scan tool manufacturers participated in the development of the IEEE 1532 standard, which are supported by ASSET InterTech, Corelis, Göpel Electronic, JTAG Technologies, and Temento Systems.

The following boundary-scan tools vendors support Altera® ISP-based devices: