Using C and JTAG for complete board test …

Combining your JTAG interface and either our free Eclipse Development Environment or Microsoft C++ (6.0 or greater) and following the free instructions here … gives you a powerful test environment.

All you do is write SIMPLE, CLEAN, and STRAIGHT FORWARD code to completely test your hardware via its JTAG connection.

What’s needed?


The computer language du jour. We include example programs and the interface needed to hook into all the JTAG driver routines you will need.


JTAG gives you a “back door” to your hardware. An IEEE defined communication channel that can be used to test and control any number of integrated circuits on your target board.

Hardware Interface:

Needed to communicate with your JTAG interface. Usually a box that sits between your PC and the target … often connected to your host PC with USB and JTAG to the target.


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