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IJTAG (IEEE 1687)

IJTAG and other Embedded Instrumentation Technologies

Several standards pertaining to embedded instrumentation have been developed or are in the process of being ratified.

 

IJTAG (IEEE 1687 Internal JTAG)

The preliminary IJTAG standard specifies the interface to instruments embedded in chips, and defines a methodology for accessing these embedded instruments, automating their operations and analyzing their outputs. IJTAG defines two languages, Instrument Connectivity Language (ICL) and Procedural Description Language (PDL). ICL defines the connections among embedded instruments while PDL is an extension of the popular Tcl (Tool Command Language) for developing validation, test and debug vectors for execution by IJTAG instruments.
 
Here’s a link to the IEEE web site where you’ll find more information on IJTAG technology

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IJTAG vs JTAG vs IEEE 1500 ECT | Technical Tutorial       IJTAG vs JTAG vs IEEE 1500 (ECT) | Introduction Tutorial
IEEE 1687 Tutorial - Second EditionJTAG | IJTAG Semiconductor and Board Test Security

 

The IJTAG Ecosystem | Diagnosis Example 1149.1 & P1687

IEEE 1500

The IEEE 1500 Standard for Embedded Core Test was developed to facilitate the testing and integration of embedded cores into system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices and other complex semiconductor components. It enables test reuse from one chip to another, defines serial and parallel Test Access Mechanisms (TAMs), and specifies a rich set of instructions. Its Core Test Language (CTL) is the mechanism for describing IEEE 1500 wrappers and the test data associated with the core under test.
 
Here’s a link to the IEEE web site where you’ll find more information on IEEE 1500 technology.

 

IEEE 1149.7

An extension of the IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan family of standards, IEEE 1149.7 reduces the number of device pins required to deploy boundary scan from four to two. In addition, it includes enhanced test functionality for the purposes of testing and characterizing complex chips, such as SoCs, multi-die chips, 3D chips and multi-chip modules.
 
Here’s a link to the IEEE web site where you’ll find more information on IEEE 1149.7 technology.

 

Resources…

Workshops:


IEEE 1687 IJTAG Blogs:

  “What is IEEE 1687?” by Al Crouch, ASSET’s chief technologist for core instrumentation and vice chairman of the IEEE IJTAG working group.
 
  “Who will use IEEE 1687?” by Al Crouch, ASSET’s chief technologist for core instrumentation and vice chairman of the IEEE IJTAG working group.

 

IEEE 1149.7


Other ScanWorks Technologies…

For information on any of the other technologies supported by the ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments, click on one of the following: 
The Evolution of Test
JTAG (IEEE 1149.x)
On-Chip Debug
SerDes BIST
Intel® IBIST
IJTAG (IEEE P1687 Internal JTAG) and other embedded instrumentation standards
 

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