Corelis Interface: November 2014 Quarterly Newsletter
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Welcome to the fourth quarter 2014 edition of the Corelis Interface newsletter. We are pleased to unveil our new JTAG Starter Kit, a value-oriented bundle of the recently expanded ScanExpress Debugger software along with a portable USB 2.0 JTAG controller. The JTAG Starter Kit is an affordable way for developers and technicians to get started with JTAG debug and troubleshooting.

A new update to ScanExpress tools, ScanExpress CD Version 8.1, adds powerful new component visualization features to the ScanExpress Debugger application, as well as interface enhancements in visualization features to the ScanExpress TPG and performance improvements in ScanExpress JET. The software is now available to customers with current maintenance contracts.

Our last training class of the year is currently in progress; if you missed it, don't fret! The 2015 training schedule is now available. Be sure to reserve your spot early.

JTAG Starter Kit

The JTAG Starter Kit includes everything you need to get up and running with JTAG quickly and easily.

JTAG Starter Kit

Software Feature Highlights

  • Topology wizard with chain auto-detection makes it easy to set up a project.
  • Interactive, real-time visual control and observation of all boundary-scan controllable input and output signals.
  • Two scripting modules—advanced and basic—provide powerful, automated access to boundary-scan signals.
  • A variety of tools, including infrastructure and TCK rate test, opcode discovery, JTAG protocol command module, and more.

JTAG Starter Kit Software

Hardware Features

  • Portable USB 2.0 JTAG controller.
  • Selectable interface voltage of 3.3V, 2.5V, or 1.8V.
  • Configurable TCK rate up to 30 Mhz.
  • Includes USB 2.0 cable and TAP cables.
  • Speed up hardware development on products with BGA and fine-pitch components that are not accessible with external probes.
  • Modular JTAG toolkit makes boundary-scan test easy for any experience level.
  • Free up engineering resources by eliminating the need to write functional tests.
  • Reduce debug and troubleshooting time using a single, integrated toolkit.

For pricing and delivery, please contact the Corelis sales team at (562) 926-6727; or, send an email to [email protected].

Read the JTAG Starter Kit press release…
Visit the JTAG Starter Kit product page…
Download the JTAG Starter Kit datasheet…

ScanExpress Software CD v8.1 Available

ScanExpress CD version 8.1 is now available for download from the Corelis download site (maintenance contract required). Improvements in this update include:

CD v8.1

  • New ScanExpress Debugger visual elements, including a scan chain topology viewer and component display windows along with a new docking window interface.
  • A new ScanExpress Debugger opcode discovery module assists in detecting undocumented boundary-scan instructions.
  • ScanExpress TPG user interface improvements and ScanExpress JET in-system-programming speed enhancements for all supported CPUs.
  • Many more enhancements, improvements, and fixes across the ScanExpress suite of tools…

View our ScanExpress Debugger interface introduction video


Current Corelis customers with a valid maintenance contract can access the new version 8.1 CD through the Corelis download site. To inquire about a maintenance package or to obtain a full list of improvements, please contact the Corelis sales team at (562) 926-6727; or, send an email to [email protected].

Read the ScanExpress CD v8.1 press release…

2015 Training Class Schedule

Our last training class of 2014 is in progress, but don't worry—the 2015 boundary-scan training schedule is now available! Reserve your seat today—all training classes are offered at Corelis' facility in Cerritos, California at no charge.

2015 Training Schedule:

    January 13, 14, 15
    February 10, 11, 12
    March 10, 11, 12
    April 21, 22, 23
    May 19, 20, 21
    June 16, 17, 18
    July 14, 15, 16
    August 18, 19, 20
    September 15, 16, 17
    October 20, 21, 22
    November 17, 18, 19


Read more about Corelis boundary-scan training…


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Free Training                 Free Training

Corelis offers FREE monthly Training Classes for customers or anyone else that is interested in learning about boundary-scan and our products.

View the current training class schedule.






Product Discussion Forum Forum

Join the online Corelis Product Discussion Forums for tips, tutorials, and discussions to help you get the most out of Corelis tools.

Register today.






Free DFT Analysis              Free DFT

Corelis is offering first time users a FREE, step-by-step boundary-scan Design For Testability (DFT) analysis of your design.

Sign up for a FREE DFT Analysis.






Corelis Tip                            Corelis Tip

Corelis ScanExpress tools can use Teradyne Di-Series hardware to run boundary-scan tests.

Visit the Teradyne Partner web page.






Product Updates                 Updates

The latest ScanExpress programs include a Help > Check for Updates command to automatically check for available software updates on the web.

Visit the Corelis download site to obtain the latest updates.
(Maintenance contract required)



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