Boundary Scan design visualisation for multi board designs

October 10, 2012 // By Julien Happich
In cooperation with Aster Technologies, Goepel electronic developed a new version of the ScanVision tool suite for Boundary Scan design visualisation.

This new development solves the problem of multi board design visualisation at the layout and schematic level, enabling a significantly improved level of productivity in project development as well as fault analysis on the production stage.

ScanVision consists of the three elements Layout Visualizer, Schematic Visualizer and Virtual Schematic Visualizer. All components are integral parts of the Boundary Scan system software System Cascon, using a consistent project data base. This data base is generated by importing individual design data and interconnection referencing. For this purpose, appropriate tools are the Cascon Board Merger and Cascon Component Explorer.

Using this information provides opportunities for interactive cross-probing between schematic and layout, selective labelling of pins, components and circuits, as well as tracking of signal paths via multiple boards with dynamic switching. That enables operations such as test coverage analysis, hardware debugging or graphical fault display far above the board boundaries up to system level.

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