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ScanWorks® FPGA-Controlled Test

Control embedded instruments
Automate instrument insertion
Test boards without firmware

Your FPGA is a powerful board tester

How’d you like to tailor the board tester of your dreams? You can with ScanWorks FPGA-Controlled Test (FCT). From the FCT instrument library, you’ll simply select the instruments you need to validate, test or debug your board and then ScanWorks automatically builds the tester optimized to your board. ScanWorks will insert the tester into an FPGA that’s already part of your board design. You run the instruments to test your board and when you’re done, remove the tester and insert the FPGA’s functional firmware. It’s that simple!

Embedding a board tester into an FPGA lets you see inside your circuit board better than you’ve ever been able to before. ScanWorks FCT quickly gathers together the instruments you want in your ideal tester and then it automatically connects and configures the instruments in a tester so you can manage their operations. Once the tester has been inserted, ScanWorks FCT lets you operate it from a drag-and-drop interface.

Software-driven instruments

FCT is another non-intrusive board test (NBT) technology for the ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments. ScanWorks FCT and the platform’s other NBT technologies give you the kind of test coverage and visibility into your circuit board that legacy external probe-based testers cannot.

Because of the skyrocketing gate densities in today’s FPGAs, they can serve as the perfect launching pad for a non-intrusive software-driven board tester. And ScanWorks FCT can help you validate, test or debug your circuit boards during any phase in their lifecycle. Designers can do early stage validation and testing of prototype hardware long before the firmware or operating system software are ready. Look into ScanWorks FCT. You’ll be pleased with what you can see.

ASSET provides software in a variety of packages.

Development software - chose the functionality you want and ScanWorks takes it from there. The methodology for embedding the tester into a functional FPGA on your design is extremely flexible and efficient. ScanWorks FCT provides a cost-effective way of accelerating your time-to-market.

Manufacturing software - enhance your production line with greater efficiency and improved test coverage

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FPGAs supported by FCT

ScanWorks FPGA-Controlled Test (FCT) has an instrument library that contains memory testers for DDR2/3, a fast flash programmer, digital pattern generator, digital capture buffer, clock-frequency counter and SPI master. This library, which is available to all ScanWorks FCT users, will continue to grow over time.

FCT supports:
Altera® FPGAs
Xilinx® FPGAs
 

CPU & FPGA Support

ScanWorks supports Intel®, ARM®, Freescale™,
& other CPUs; Altera® and Xilinx® FPGAs.

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