ASSET integrates ScanWorks with Teradyne Di-Series instruments for robust boundary-scan test

Teradyne and ASSET collaborate to bring boundary-scan board test and device programming to large scale military/aerospace testers.

Richardson, TX, and North Reading, MA – ASSET® InterTech (, the leading supplier of tools for embedded instrumentation, and Teradyne (, the leading supplier of automatic test equipment (ATE), have collaborated to integrate the boundary-scan test capabilities of ASSET’s ScanWorks® platform for embedded instruments into Teradyne’s Di-Series of high-performance digital test instrument hardware. This will bring ScanWorks’ extensive boundary-scan test and device programming tools to large-scale military/aerospace ATE systems like the Teradyne Spectrum 9100, the Lockheed Martin LM-STAR™ and others where Di-Series instruments are extensively deployed.

“This opens the door for JTAG test and in-system device programming on large functional ATE systems in military/aerospace applications where boundary scan can provide a robust set of solutions,” said Kent Zetterberg, ASSET’s product manager for ScanWorks boundary-scan test tools. “With ScanWorks’ boundary-scan capabilities a circuit board manufacturer can reduce tests costs significantly. Tests developed by a supplier on a benchtop ScanWorks system during a system’s design phase can be re-used in manufacturing and even later on ATE systems in repair and maintenance depots.”

“Our users have asked for the capability of using boundary-scan execution and debugging software tools such as ScanWorks with their existing Teradyne Di-Series digital instruments which are already connected to their units-under-test,” said Peter Hansen, instrumentation product manager for Teradyne. “This integration effort provides compatibility with existing boundary-scan tests by using the same runtime software on large-scale ATE as is used in the laboratory.”

ScanWorks was integrated into the Di-Series through Teradyne’s new Boundary Scan Runtime Library, a software facility that gives access to the Di-Series hardware through an application programming interface. As a result of the integration, the ScanWorks boundary-scan tools are able to test a circuit board through the high-speed communications channels on a Di-Series instrument. These channels connect ScanWorks to the boundary-scan Test Access Port on the circuit board that’s being tested.

About ASSET InterTech

ASSET InterTech is the leading supplier of open tools for embedded instrumentation for design validation, test and debug. The ScanWorks platform provides automation, access and analysis tools in one environment. Users can quickly and easily validate and test semiconductors, circuit boards or entire systems during every phase of a product’s life, including design, manufacturing/repair and field maintenance. ASSET InterTech is located at 2201 North Central Expressway, Suite 105, Richardson, TX 75080.

About Teradyne

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is the leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics used in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. In 2010, Teradyne had sales of $1.6 billion. For more information, visit

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