There’s a wealth of test and measurement IP trapped inside chips and it’s ready for the IJTAG standard to set it free. When that happens, you’ll be able to validate, test and debug circuit boards and systems better. The IEEE P1687 Internal JTAG (IJTAG) working group has been toiling away for several years now, codifying an open industry standard for accessing, managing and automating the operation of embedded instruments. Recently, we published a white paper about IJTAG, “IEEE P1687 Internal JTAG (IJTAG) taps into embedded instrumentation.”
You might be wondering: What do instruments embedded on chips for chip test have to do with board and system validation, test and debug? And why is another standard needed? Our IJTAG white paper will help you understand. Managing and coordinating multiple on-chip instruments has been extremely complex. IJTAG helps makes sense of it. Then there are the many benefits of instrument portability and re-use. IJTAG goes a long way toward building an ecosystem around embedded instrumentation because – for the first time – instruments will be portable from any chip and board design to the next, and you’ll be able to use the same standards-based toolsets no matter where the instruments are.
Check out this informative white paper, “IEEE P1687 Internal JTAG (IJTAG) taps into embedded instrumentation.”