Boundary Scan (and related) technology is continuously evolving. IEEE 1149.1 itself has been updated in 2013 (IEEE Std 1149.1-2013), with a range of optional features that include a new Procedural Definition Language (PDL), extensions to the Boundary Scan Description Language (BSDL) previously defined in the standard, as well as eight new optional instructions and associated test data registers. We invite you to review this slide deck if you are interested in more details on the updates in IEEE 1149.1-2013.
A printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) will always include some non-Boundary Scan circuitry, though (devices that do not implement any of these test resources), such as simple buffers, memory devices, or glue logic and interface circuits, just to name a few. Ideally these need to be included in a boundary-scan test strategy. Another application of Boundary Scan is the on-board and in-system programming of devices such as Flash EEPROM, serial EEPROM, CPLD and FPGA devices. In recent years, the utilization of on-chip emulation (processor emulation) resources and FPGA embedded instrumentation for board and system level test applications has become popular, too. GOEPEL's SYSTEM CASCON Boundary Scan software suite provides all the tools needed to develop any such test and programming applications.
We offer a variety of seminars and training programs covering JTAG/Boundary Scan technology in general and GOEPEL tools in particular. Seminars are offered as half day and full day events, training classes last from one day to four days, depending on the curriculum. Both, seminars and training classes can be customized to cover specific topics and can be provided on-site for a corporate audience. We also offer web based training (e-Learning) through one-on-one online sessions, videos, and conference calls.
In addition to training classes for JTAG / boundary scan and related technologies as well as our JTAG software and JTAG hardware, we offer training on our inspection systems. Often times, these training classes are part of the system purchase, but they are also popular for new personnel or as refresher courses.