ScanWorks IJTAG Test Software

Development Software
Manufacturing Software

IJTAG Test Development Software

The IJTAG Test Development Software is an automated and extremely flexible methodology for accessing and controlling embedded instruments in system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs to help debug these very complex devices. To get started, ScanWorks simply reads-in the IJTAG Interconnect Connectivity Language (ICL) and Procedural Description Language (PDL) files. ScanWorks then displays all the instructions and functions that each instrument can perform. All the engineer does is drag and drop the sequence of events and tests he wants the instruments to perform. It’s that simple!

Once satisfied with the test program for a certain instrument, the developer just clicks Run and the instruments embedded in the SoC are automatically test the device.


IJTAG Test Key Features

  • Validate, test and debug complex SoCs within one environment using all the IJTAG instruments designed into the chip.
  • Accelerate debug and test times by running multiple instruments concurrently.
  • Validate instruments and perform tests right from the chip designer’s desk. No need to fight for precious and expensive IC ATE tester time.
  • Easily integrate into a load board to complement IC ATE.
  • Empower the SoC customer – the board designer – with the same tools that were used by the chip designer. Shorten the board designer’s board bring-up cycles by leveraging instruments embedded in the SoC. This adds even more value to the SoC.
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Find out more about why both chip and board designers should use IJTAG (IEEE 1687).

IJTAG Test Manufacturing Software

SoC Developer:
ScanWorks IJTAG Test Manufacturing software can be used stand-alone or as a complement to IC ATE via a connection to the chip-under-test on a load board. Thus, IC ATE focuses on what it does best and IJTAG test capabilities are added at a very low cost.

SoC Customer doing Board Test:
The SoC user who is re-using some of a chip’s embedded instruments in manufacturing board test can add an IJTAG Test Manufacturing license to the other applications deployed on any ScanWorks platforms already performing manufacturing test. The IJTAG test applications complete the ScanWorks board test capabilities by covering issues concerning specific SoCs. In addition, when problems arise and boards must be diagnosed, another tool is available within the ScanWorks environment.


IJTAG Test software features:
  • Re-use ScanWorks IJTAG test instruments that were employed during SoC test and board bring-up
  • Extend test coverage for SoCs by complementing IC ATE and for board test as another ScanWorks application
  • Utilize as a data collection instrument engine for characterization, failure analysis and yield analysis during the SoC process
  • Run any instrument on the IJTAG network in the chip with the built-in PDL engine

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For more information, either contact your local sales representative or you can register to have an ASSET representative contact you.



The ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments is supported by a wide variety of hardware controllers and accessories with which engineers can connect ScanWorks to their unit under test (UUT). Hardware is available for development, production and repair environments. The test platform required for ScanWorks is either a standard PC or a system with a built-in (embedded) JTAG controller.

Hardware types:
  • Ethernet hardware
  • USB hardware
  • PCIe hardware
  • PCI hardware
  • Other hardware

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IJTAG Test Resources

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The ScanWorks platform validates performance, tests structural integrity and debugs hardware and firmware. And ScanWorks tests move along with the chips from design, into prototype board bring-up and on to volume manufacturing test. Cost-of-test is slashed by re-using tests over and over again.


IJTAG Technical Workshop Series

This is a full day DFT seminar which includes morning and afternoon sessions and will be presented worldwide. There will be experts from both ASSET InterTech and Mentor Graphics at every location. You will have the opportunity to learn more from the experts at this free seminar.

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CPU & FPGA Support

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

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