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JTAG unveils PMBus IC programming solution

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:PMBus? SCIP? SCIL?

JTAG Technologies has announced the Power Management Bus (PMBus) IC programming solution that supports devices from Linear Technologies and TI. The company added that PMBusProg supplements its existing range of serial controlled IC programmers (SCIP) that are used within the manufacturing processes of CEMs and ODMs.

According to JTAG, the PMBusProg runs on all DataBlaster controllers from the company and can be used to access PMBus pins via local JTAG (boundary-scan) compliant devices or directly from an external Digital IO Scan module.

SCIP programming solutions were originally devised to program the embedded memories of microprocessors and MCUs that featured a JTAG or similar port such as BDM. The range has now been expanded to cover numerous other protocols such as those used by Microchip PIC, Freescale HCS08 and now PMBus, noted the company. Where necessary, the SCIP family uses scan configurable interface logic (SCIL) hardware interface modules. These are 'swappable' interfaces that can convert a JTAG hardware controller into a protocol-specific device programmer or tester.

It is this modular combination of SCIL hardware and SCIP software routines that makes it easy for manufacturers of PCBs featuring multi-vendor, multi-protocol processors to configure a universal in-system programming platform for production, added JTAG.

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