- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 11/2010 on page 43
JTAG Live Buzz
E-LABS INSIDE section
For most of us, the term ‘JTAG’ primarily means an interface for in-system programming. Few people realise that it also refers to a test method called ‘boundary scan’, and even then they probably couldn’t say exactly what this means. As early as the 1980s it became clear that traditional measurement methods using instruments such as multimeters and oscilloscopes would eventually become unfeasible due to the ongoing miniaturisation of electronic devices.