The webinar deals with the Embedded System Access
(ESA) technologies for test, programming, validation and debugging of electronic
assemblies and components. The essence of ESA is the provision of test-pin
electronics in the target system itself. Activating ESA results in a temporary
transformation of the respective system, allowing it to be tested in partitions
by embedded test centers under control of the integrated test bus.

elements of this infrastructure include Boundary Scan devices, microprocessors,
FPGAs and devices (such as ASICs) with chip-embedded instruments. The transition
to ESA enables the observation and stimulation of signals directly in the
circuitry, without signal distortion created by cabling and probing, making ESA
a perfect foundation for the test of high-speed signals. At the same time, ESA
provides enormous potential for completely new test and measurement
applications, which require a new generation of ATE solutions. Pioneers in this
arena are multi-dimensional JTAG/Boundary Scan instrumentation platforms with
capabilities for interaction with other test access technologies.

Estimated Length: 45 minutes

Who should attend?
Design engineers, design executives,
test engineers, test executives, CEOs contract designers and contract
manufacturers, production engineers, production executives

No special knowledge required, but it
would be useful if attendees have already dealt with subjects such as
‘electrical test’, ‘design-for-test’, ‘Flash or FPGA programming’, ‘Boundary

What attendees will learn:

  • Boundary scan is moving forwards and is so much more than just
    interconnection tests now.
  • How to turn a device such as an FPGA or microprocessor on a board into an
    internal test system.
  • How testing that previously required high numbers of access pins can still
    be done when physical external access is no longer possible.


Andrew has a long background in embedded systems,
having previously been involved in system design as well as testing. He started
his career at BAE systems in the world of military systems, before working in
technical sales roles for a number of hardware manufactures in markets such as
Medical, Telecommunications and industrial embedded computing.