Layout viewer simplifies design/debug process

by Colin Holland , TechOnline India - March 24, 2011

XJTAG version 2.5 includes a free layout viewer which has been designed to improve productivity by allowing engineers to quickly visualise the exact location of faults.

XJTAG version 2.5 includes a free layout viewer which has been designed to improve productivity by allowing engineers to quickly visualise the exact location of faults.

XJTAG Layout Viewer works in conjunction with XJDeveloper and XJRunner. XJDeveloper allows engineers to set up and run tests on a circuit and create and customize tests.

XJRunner is a specialized run-time environment for testing, includes a range of special features and is particularly aimed at engineers for the purpose of debugging, testing and repair work.

If a board fails a XJTAG connection test, XJRunner tells the engineer the type of fault it has found and which nets are faulty. It now also provides clickable links to show the location of these nets and the most likely positions of the physical fault on the board.

In addition, Layout Viewer can show the distance between objects and provides control over which layers are visible. This makes it easy to see specific items on a board. Engineers can use the zoom tool to view relevant information and can choose to print the graphics or export them to the clipboard or a file.

The Layout Viewer simplifies the design/debug process because engineers can immediately visualise a fault in a board, without needing to open additional software or having to go back to the board designer for assistance.



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