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Asset and Synopsys Collaborate on JTAG Tools
Richardson, TX — Asset® InterTech, a supplier of tools for embedded instrumentation, has collaborated with Synopsys, Inc., a global provider of software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, on a proof-of-concept case study demonstrating the viability of an IJTAG tools ecosystem. Tools are needed to insert and synthesize IEEE P1687 IJTAG embedded instruments into chips and then access those instruments to operate them for circuit board test purposes.

"Now that the IEEE P1687 IJTAG embedded instrumentation standard has passed ballot, it's time for the various semiconductor test and board test tool vendors who make up the IJTAG ecosystem to start showing chip, board, and system design engineers how to deploy this exciting new technology," said John Potter, senior principal technologist for Asset and one of three authors of the case study. "Our case study demonstrates how Synopsys' DFTMAX and TetraMAX®, and ASSET's ScanWorks® can support the in-situ defect diagnosis in a product life cycle, beginning with chip test and verification, through board-level manufacturing test and diagnostics, and even field service applications."

"We have a long relationship with Asset that started with ensuring interoperability of our boundary scan products for our mutual customers," said Robert Ruiz, senior marketing manager for test products at Synopsys. "Together we pioneered the first successful production IJTAG flow for test instruments covering IC design, system integration and test. For maximum productivity, the flow is compatible with our leading hierarchical design-for-test solution." Titled "IEEE P1687 IJTAG Tools Ecosystem — A Case Study", the new eBook is offered as a free downloaded from the Asset web site at: Other informative eBooks, white papers and videos on issues relating to chip, board and system debug, validation and test can be downloaded from the Asset website at:

Contact: Asset InterTech, 2201 N. Central Expy., Ste. 105, Richardson, TX 75080 888-694-6250 or 972-437-2800 fax: 972-437-2826 Web:

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