Does NI Have Modules That Support JTAG Boundary Scanning?

Updated Oct 9, 2018

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  • PXI Digital Pattern Instrument

Issue Details

What NI modules support JTAG boundary scanning?


While NI has PXI Digital Pattern Instruments that have the ability to perform JTAG Boundary Scans, these instruments do not provide an out of the box solution for this protocol.

Additional Information

JTAG Technologies created an API compatible with LabVIEW and TestStand, though it is specifically for their hardware. Additionally, a German Alliance Partner of NI, Gopel, develops a PXI boundary scan controller, SFX 1149-X

If you're using NI's PXI Digital Pattern Instruments to perform a JTAG Boundary Scan, using the JTAG Digital Waveform Reference Library will provide you with high-level building blocks and examples of simple JTAG instructions.