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Surviving State Disruptions Caused by Test: A Case Study - Article Reprint
This paper discusses new instructions for IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan tests that can remove "lobotomy problems" during tests.

Article 2014-08-01

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Comparing Boundary Scan Methods White Paper
The need for reusable tests is driving standalone boundary scan-ICT integration. This article first appeared in the September 2009 issue of Circuits Assembly and is reprinted with kind permission.

Article 2014-07-31

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Testing DDR Memory; How On-Chip DFT Helps
This paper discusses DDR memory testing challenges we see today, and how the adoption of DFT capabilities pays off in higher test coverage, better diagnostics and reduced programming/support time.

Article 2012-04-17

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Boundary-Scan Advanced Diagnostic Methods
This paper illustrates how usage of boundary scan circuit information and predictive analysis of potential assembly faults will provide more precise and accurate diagnostic information.

Article 2012-04-17

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Defect Coverage of Boundary-Scan Tests - Article Reprint
This paper discusses the potential and challenges with some defects when using the "PCOLA/SOQ" metric model in boundary scan test coverage.

Article 2011-11-04

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Test Coverage: What Does It Mean when a Board Test Passes? - Article Reprint
Defining board test coverage as a percentage of devices or nodes having tests does not accurately portray coverage. This paper explores an alternative 'defect universe' to better depict test coverage.

Article 2011-10-27

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A New Probing Technique for High-Speed/High-Density Printed Circuit Boards - Article Reprint
This paper discusses how in-circuit test access can be maintained, even on highly dense gigabit logic boards.

Article 2011-10-24

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ICT Boundary Scan Development Steps - Article Reprint
This paper discusses how test point access and good data can make a big difference in the success of your boundary scan test. Best practises for boundary scan test development are also highlighted.

Article 2011-08-08

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Successful ICT Boundary Scan Implementation - Article Reprint
This paper details eight steps which can help you get the best possible boundary scan test coverage with your i3070 in-circuit tester.

Article 2011-08-08

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Silicon Nails increases your test coverage

Demo 2011-07-22

How to build a fixture for use with the Keysight Cover-Extend Technology
Cover-Extend Technology is Keysight’s latest limited access solution for in-circuit test. This paper documents the necessary information for a fixture vendor to build a Cover-Extend fixture.

Application Note 2011-06-24

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TestJet & VTEP hardware description and verification
This application note describes the TestJet and VTEP hardware components and the required connections for assembly on test fixtures. It also provides instructions for the setup and use of the Fixture Verifier.

Application Note 2010-12-22

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Surviving State Disruptions Caused by Test: the "Lobotomy Problem"
This paper examines some issues and trends that justify adding features to IEEE 1149.1 that will facilitate safe, fast and effective initialization of a board or system, to get it ready for testing. Published with kind permission of the IEEE

Article 2010-12-10

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Principal Component Analysis-Based Compensation for Measurement Errors
This paper examines some issues and trends that justify adding features to IEEE 1149.1 that will facilitate safe, fast and effective initialization of a board or system, to get it ready for testing. Published with kind permission of the IEEE

Article 2010-12-10

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Solutions for Undetected Shorts on IEEE 1149.1 Self-Monitoring Pins
This paper presents the problem of undetected shorts on IEEE 1149.1 compliant self-monitoring pins, and potential mitigating solutions.

Article 2010-12-10

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The Proposed IEEE Test Standards
There is a resurgence of interest in Boundary Scan and Built in Self Test (BIST) initiatives to be part of IEEE standards. This article explains the IEEE standard and their benefits to the industry. Agilent Boundary Scan, 1149.6, 1149.1, bead probes, cover-extend

Article 2010-10-20

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Limited Access Tools Improve Test Coverage
Smaller test pads and shrinking board sizes are posing new challenges, and driving innovations to overcome limited access with new test solutions. Agilent Boundary Scan, 1149.6, 1149.1, bead probes, cover-extend

Article 2010-10-20

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Boundary Scan / JTAG
This article explains what boundary scan is and the role of the Joint Test Action Group, more commonly known as JTAG.

Feature Story 2010-04-21

Network Parameter Measurement: Best Practices using the Keysight Medalist i3070
This paper describes how to maximize benefits from the Network Parameter Measurement capability on the Keysight Medalist i3070 in-circuit test system using enhancements in software version 7.20p.

Application Note 2009-04-02

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Gathers Thought Leaders in International Bead Probe Technology User Group
by Ted T. Turner, Co-Gen Marketing

Feature Story 2008-11-11

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Download the Introduction to Medalist VTEP v2.0 Powered with Cover-Extend technology

Demo 2008-04-18

Article reprint: Finding Power/Ground Defects on Connectors A New Approach
This paper surveys existing tests for these defects and introduces a new solution based on Network Parameter Measurements

Article 2008-03-06

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Article reprint: A Bead Probe CAD Strategy for In-Circuit Test
This paper discusses the potential of using Bead Probes in Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems when getting a board ready for production.

Article 2008-03-06

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Article reprint: Implementing Bead Probe Technology for In-Circuit Test:
A major OEM implements bead probe technology on a new design to gain test access and coverage of high-speed circuits. The experiences of a first implementation of bead probe technology are discussed here.

Article 2008-03-06

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Maximising Test Coverage with Keysight Medalist VTEP v2.0
This paper describes how to get the most from Keysight Technologies’ industry-leading vectorless test innovation, the Medalist VTEP v2.0 which is a suite of solution comprising VTEP, iVTEP and NPM.

Application Note 2007-04-17

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