A.R. Bayer DSP Systeme: new features in Corelis’ ScanExpress software version 9.0

ScanExpress software version 9.0 is now available to all users with a current maintenance contract and with new software purchases. All Corelis ScanExpress applications have been updated with the latest features, enhancements, and device support.

The memory model format has been overhauled to support command sequencing, additional metadata, and improved differential pin handling. These new features allow for more descriptive memory models while at the same time significantly reducing file size and simplifying the process of creating and modifying models for complex memory devices like DDR4 SDRAM. Existing memory models will continue to be supported.

Additionally, a new graphical user interface streamlines the process of creating and updating memory models. A step-by-step wizard assists in package definition, metadata, command definitions, and command sequencing, creating a complete model with minimal data entry required.

ScanExpress Viewer can now overlay test coverage data on top of CAD and/or photographs for visual analysis of boundary-scan test coverage. Coverage reports created by ScanExpress DFT Analyzer can be imported into ScanExpress Viewer to color-code pins based on “Complete”, “Partial”, “None”, and “Undefined” coverage classifications. Color-coding is customizable and this feature can be used with or without a board photograph.

ScanExpress TPG scripts can now call IEEE-1149.1-2013-compliant procedure description language (PDL) files, allowing procedures to be executed from a ScanExpress Runner test plan. Two new script functions, load_pdl() and tcl_eval(), can be used to load and execute PDL or standard TCL scripts. ScanExpress JET and ScanExpress Programmer (Target Assisted Programmer module) now support NAND flash programming with Xilinx Zynq 7000 series All Programmable SoCs. NAND flash support supplements the existing Xilinx Zynq SPI NOR flash programming and basic JET CPU support. ScanExpress Runner now includes both 32-bit and 64-bit DLLs for integration with a wider variety of third-party systems. This means 64-bit versions of popular suites like LabVIEW and MATLAB can call the ScanExpress Runner DLL natively as well as integrate with customer 64-bit applications. All ScanExpress software products have been updated with the latest improvements and fixes. The tables below include a complete list of enhancements made and issues resolved with the ScanExpress version 9.0 software release grouped by the most relevant application.

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