Jam Programming Support: JTAG Technologies

JTAG Technologies provides a full range of in-system programming and PCB testing solutions based on the boundary-scan IEEE Standard 1149.1 and related standards, including IEEE 1532. These solutions cover all development phases, including design support, prototype debug, production, and repair.

The company's corporate headquarters are in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, with regional offices in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as offices in Sweden, Finland, China, Germany, and France. A global network of authorized distributors and representatives throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia provide products and support. JTAG Technologies maintains an experienced staff of development and application engineers to support customer needs, and now has over 6,000 systems in operation around the world.

PLD Programming Development

JTAG Technologies' products support programmable logic device (PLD) programming, including the JAM Standard Programming and Test Language (STAPL) and Serial Vector File (.svf) formats. As a result, programming capability is available for Altera® MAX® II, MAX 7000 and MAX 3000A. Regardless of the device type, brand, or format used, the system presents a common interface to the user, avoiding the proliferation of tools. Rapidly created files perform all device operations on-board, such as erase, blank-check, programming, verification, security fuse programming, and user-code readback.

The JTAG ProVision development system handles a wide variety of scan-chain configurations, ranging from the simple single-chain structure up to multi-chain, multi-level hierarchical scan architectures. Scan chains of any length are possible, with automatic safe configuring of the board during PLD programming. The software's GUI guides you in verifying boundary-scan description language (BSDL) files, testing the board's boundary-scan chain, and performing the programming functions.

Production Support

JTAG Technologies' PLD programming applications run on a wide variety of fully-compatible hardware controllers in a broad range of operating environments. Interfaces are available for PCI, PXI, USB, Ethernet, Firewire, ISA, and VXI. The production environment includes:

  • Stand-alone PC or work station versions, with an easy-to-use graphical interface for sequencing operations
  • Full integration within an existing production step, such as functional test, by means of dynamic linked library-based (DLL-based) applications
  • Support for incorporating PLD programming within the National Instruments LabWindows/CVI, LabVIEW platform or NI TestStand

JTAG Technologies' tools allow PLD programming to be sequenced with other powerful boundary-scan applications, such as board testing and in-system flash programming. Multiple authorization levels are provided for operators, technicians, and engineers. Production personnel benefit from having quick and easy controls, typically via single-button operation, and execution reports that summarize the results.

Contact Information

For more information about JTAG Technologies and the company's products, visit www.jtag.com or contact the company at:

North America
Toll free Phone:1-877-FOR-JTAG or 949-454-9040
Fax: (410) 604 2109
Email: info@jtag.com

UK and Ireland
Tel: +44 1234 831212
Fax: +44 1234 831616
Email: sales@jtag.co.uk

JTAG Technologies Headquarters (Netherlands)
Tel: +31 40 295 08 70
Fax: +31 40 246 84 71
Email: info@jtag.nl

Finland
Tel: +358 (0) 9 22431457
Fax: +358 (0) 9 22431467
Email: finland@jtag.com

Sweden
Tel: +46 (0) 8 754 6200
Fax: +46 (0) 8 754 6200
Email: sweden@jtag.com

Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 971 6991064
Fax: +49 (0) 971 6991192
Email: germany@jtag.com

China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea
Tel: +86 (021) 5831 1577
Fax: +86 (021) 5831 2167
Email: info@jtag.com.cn

Russian Federation
Tel: + 7 812 313 91 59
Fax: +7 812 313 91 00
Email: russia@jtag.com