Controller kits tap into high-speed PCIe bus
Two new controller kits for the ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments from ASSET InterTech can, according to the company accelerate test throughput by plugging into the high-speed PCI Express (PCIe) bus in the personal computer where ScanWorks is running. The new controller kits can apply ScanWorks non-intrusive board tests (NBT) to a circuit board. The PCIe-1000 is a single-TAP controller used for cost-effective JTAG testing. The PCIe-410 controller kit has a four-port interface pod which can test as many as four circuit boards simultaneously, reducing test times in high-volume manufacturing applications. Both the PCIe-1000 and the PCIe-410 controllers can also program memory or logic devices that have already been soldered to a circuit board.