The module provides an interface between the test firm’s PXI and PXIe DataBlasters to the MAC panel ‘Scout’ connection system.
Designated JT 2147/eDAK, the module employs the firm’s QuadPod active interface.
It provides four independent JTAG Test Access Ports (TAPs) as well as 64 digital I/O scan channels plus 16 ‘static’ DIOs.
Each TAP can be programmed to operate through a range of voltage levels and two can also be reconfigured to operate as other test and programming interfaces such as BDM or SWD.
Peter van den Eijnden, managing director writes: “Within high-reliability testers within mil/aero and other sectors, the JT 2147/eDAK will greatly simplify the system builder’s tasks and enhance the power of their test systems through improved signal conditioning.”
JTAG/boundary-scan applications can be executed on the PXI platform with driver packages that are available for NI LabView, TestStand and LabWindows alongside Geotest ATEasy and a number of generic language compilers (e.g. .NET framework, C++ and VB).
The connection between the PXI instrument and receiver module is accomplished using either a passive printed circuit board, active signal condition module (as with the JT 2147/eDAK) or flex circuit.