The Remote Instrumentation Controller 4000 (RIC-4000) for ASSET InterTech's ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments can connect over an Ethernet network and apply boundary scan (JTAG) tests on as many as four circuit boards at once.
The units under test (UUT) and ScanWorks could be in the same room on the same local network or they might be across the globe, connected over the Internet.
The RIC-4000 controller features four Test Access Ports (TAPs) that conform to the IEEE 1149.1 (JTAG) boundary scan test standard. The TAPs connect the UUTs to the PC-based ScanWorks which applies test routines without physically probing the boards.
Many of the parameters on the RIC-4000's four TAPs can be individually configured. As a result, the UUTs attached to a RIC-4000 need not be identical. In addition to testing each UUT for faults and failures, ScanWorks includes diagnostic and debugging tools that isolate faults and help determine their root causes. Test routines can be processed step-by-step in real time to locate faults on device pins or chip interconnects. The RIC-4000 can be used to load programs or data into programmable devices like flash memory that have already been soldered to a circuit board.
Pricing starts at $8,495 – ASSET InterTech