Frequently Asked Questions - Production
All of the JTAG tests and programming applications can be run by any of our PIP (production integration) software packages. There are PIP versions for National Instruments' LabVIEW, LabWindows, and TestStand as well as software for integration with Visual Basic and DLL C/C++-based programs.
Either party, you or your CM, can prepare the tests using JTAG ProVision. If you do this work, you will provide the manufacturer with the tests that you prepare. If you want the CM to do the test preparation, then you will provide your BSDLs and netlists to the CM for use with ProVision.
At a minimum, you would need one of the production software packages, PSA for a stand-alone boundary-scan station, one of the Production Integration Packages, PIP for adding boundary-scan to an existing test platform, or one of the Symphony systems if you would like to integrate boundary-scan in an in-circuit tester or a flying probe system.
If you go with PSA or PIP, you would also need a boundary-scan controller. The type of controller would depend on how you would like to connect it to your test system (for example, PCI or USB would be two of your choices) and what type of boundary-scan applications you want to run. The Symphony systems include the hardware.