ASSET’s® new controller is first to perform both JTAG and functional emulation testing

Richardson, TX (Oct. 4, 2006) – A new controller card released by ASSET InterTech Inc., ( an international leader in boundary-scan (JTAG/IEEE 1149.1) test and in-system programming (ISP), is the first boundary-scan controller capable of applying both JTAG and functional microprocessor emulation tests on the same circuit board.

ASSET’s new PCI-based ScanWorks PCI-200EJ controller supports boundary-scan test and onboard programming operations as well as microprocessor functional emulation testing. Developed in collaboration with strategic partner, International Test Technologies (ITT) of Ireland (, the PCI-200EJ controller increases test coverage by supporting ScanWorks’ JTAG operations and the functional testing capabilities of ITT’s µMaster emulation testers. The ScanWorks PCI-200EJ controller also streamlines the entire test application process by combining both types of tests on one platform.

“With the new PCI-200EJ test engineers have one unified platform for JTAG structural tests and functional emulation tests,” said Alan Sguigna, vice president of sales and marketing for ASSET. “By sharing the same user interface and the same physical connector to the unit under test (UUT), the ScanWorks PCI-200EJ controller speeds the entire test process. For example, a failure of a functional test can be quickly diagnosed by applying a boundary-scan test to pinpoint any structural faults.”

Initially, the PCI-200EJ supports all of the ScanWorks boundary-scan operations and emulation testing on PowerPC microprocessors. Support in the future is planned for Intel® Pentium® and XScale® processors as well.

ScanWorks’ advanced usability and automation features have made it the boundary-scan system of choice by practically all major communication and defense/avionics suppliers, including Cisco, Ericsson, Motorola, Lucent, Alcatel, Tellabs, Huawei, Raytheon, Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, BAE, ITT, Northrop Grumman, Smiths and others. In addition, ScanWorks’ adoption by companies like Microsoft for its Xbox 360 video game console and Delphi for its automotive electronics demonstrates that ScanWorks will continue its leadership as boundary scan proliferates in computers, set-top boxes, consumer electronics, industrial controls, automotive and other industries.

About ASSET InterTech

ASSET InterTech, Inc. develops, markets, sells, and supports boundary-scan testability and in-system programming (ISP) products worldwide. ASSET’s affordable ScanWorks® JTAG test environment is easy yet powerful. It allows users to quickly and easily test semiconductors, circuit boards or entire systems during every phase of a product's life, including design, manufacturing/repair and field maintenance. The ISP capabilities of ScanWorks can be used to load software or data into programmable devices after they have been connected to a printed circuit board. ASSET’s ScanWorks and DFT Analyzer® products work in conjunction with a standard of the International Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE) society known as the IEEE 1149.1 (JTAG) boundary-scan test specification. ASSET InterTech is located outside of Dallas, TX, at 2201 North Central Expressway, Suite 105, Richardson, TX 75080.

For product information, call toll free 888-694-6250, send faxes to 972-437-2826, direct e-mail to Email Contact or visit the company’s Web site at

About International Test Technologies

Formed in 1992, International Test Technologies of Ireland is a leader in manufacturing test and hardware debug solutions for processor-based printed circuit boards. The company’s primary technology center is located in Ireland, and application support centers are located in Asia, Europe and North America. Additional support is provided by a network of worldwide partners.



Bob Greenfield, G&A PR 972/254-2887 Email Contact

Alan Sguigna, ASSET 972/664-3105 Email Contact


ASSET and ScanWorks are registered trademarks and the ASSET logo is a trademark of ASSET InterTech, Inc. All other trade and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

Review Article
  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Vivek Avachat'
    It has been very innovative concept in getting JTAG and functional emulation control together within PCI based controller. In fact emulation and JTAG work togather as emulation took the data i/p from JTAG to debug. Thus to have a controller which seperates JTAG specifica operations and Emulation operations will fasten the process as well have better control.
    This is very much acceptable concept because of above mentioned advantages.Nice to know about this.
    With Warm Regards,
    Vivek Avachat.
    KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd.

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