Boundary Scan is a process by which a printed circuit board can be quickly tested for basic power up functionality without the need of test stations or fixtures. Using this method enables engineers and developers to debug a product without the need of physical test probes. The Boundary Scan method has become a very useful tool that can be used to support a product throughout its life cycle. Most importantly, this process can cut down on production time and costs allowing manufacturers to focus on the quality of their new product.
Boundary Scan Applications
Not only can the Boundary Scan method be used for the production phase of a new product, but also for many other phases allowing full support throughout the products life cycle thanks to new developments of the IEEE-1149.1 standard.cycle. Most importantly, this process can cut down on production time and costs allowing manufacturers to focus on the quality of their new product.
- Development Phase
- Hardware Debug
- Software Debug
- Integration and Test
- Maintenance and Service
No need for test fixtures. Integrates product development, production test, and device programming in one system. Test and Programming data can be reused in Production. Fast test procedure development. Reduced inventory management. Eliminates or reduces ICT usage time. Pre-production testing can begin as soon as prototype is released.