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Publication Date: 08/1/2010
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JTAG Technologies Launches Programming Options
Serial controlled IC programming.
Eindhoven, Netherlands — JTAG Technologies is now offering device programming solutions for an array of serial bus types, including SMBus, SPI, I2C and MicroWire.

JTAG Technologies has introduced a range of support for the Serial Controlled IC Programmer (SCIP) grouping — in-system programming of devices from the world's leading silicon vendors.

While many highly integrated microprocessors, DSPs and CPLDs use the JTAG (IEEE Std. 1149 or 1532) Test Access Port as the interface to program internal flash memory, some devices use non-standard instructions and protocols for the communication. Other, generally smaller footprint, devices may use a different physical interface entirely — one that often uses fewer pins than the standard boundary-scan four or five pin TAP.

JTAG Technologies has leveraged existing knowledge of serial programming via regular JTAG to support busses such as SMBus, SPI, I2C and MicroWire in an effort to assist enable manufacturers of PCBs using multi-vendor, multi-protocol processors.

So that users can modify existing hardware to cope with the various different programming interfaces JTAG Technologies has added further modules to its existing SCIL (Scan Configurable Interface Logic) range. The new SCIL modules are supplied as swappable interfaces that can convert JTAG DataBlaster hardware (JT 37x7 or JT 3710) into a protocol-specific device programmer or tester.

Contact: JTAG Technologies, 111 West St. North #A, Easton, MD 21601 877-367-5824; fax 410-770-4774 E-mail Web:

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