Inc., the leading supplier of high-performance boundary-scan
test and measurement tools, announced today the introduction of the JTAG
Interrogator, a simple software tool designed to assist in the
validation of authentic semiconductors. Targeted at receiving inspection
and quality assurance departments, the JTAG Interrogator utilizes
IEEE-1149.1 standard on-chip electronic identification techniques to aid
in the detection and reporting of counterfeit semiconductors.
As semiconductor components have become commonplace in daily life, so
has the potential for counterfeit semiconductors to make their way into
critical systems, posing significant risks to health, safety, and
security of people worldwide. Semiconductor counterfeiting can be as
simple as re-marking a genuine component to indicate it is new or offers
better performance, or as complex as manufacturing exact clones that
offer the same form, fit, and function as a genuine device-while
discretely hiding additional malicious circuitry to gather data or
disable a system without warning. The increased sophistication in
counterfeit re-marking techniques has reduced the effectiveness of
visual inspection, making it critically important to include electronic
verification in the detection process.
Ryan Jones, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Corelis, claims, "The
general semiconductor industry is in agreement that the best way to
combat counterfeit components is to purchase from OCMs or their
athorized distributors. While we stand by this recommendation,
circumstances often require procurement from other component sources,
opening the supply chain up to the risks of inauthentic parts. The JTAG
Interrogator application makes it easy to electronically read and verify
identifying information from compatible JTAG components, including the
new Electronic Chip ID (ECID) standardized under IEEE-1149.1-2013."
The JTAG Interrogator software includes a USB 2.0 JTAG hardware adapter
to get started with semiconductor validation. List price for the JTAG
Interrogator package is $550.
To learn more about Corelis products, visit their website at www.corelis.com.
Inc., a subsidiary of Electronic
Warfare Associates, Inc., offers bus
analysis tools, embedded
test tools, and the industry's broadest line of JTAG/boundary-scan
products combining exceptional ease of use with advanced technical
innovation and unmatched customer service. Since its founding in 1991,
Corelis has delivered a diverse range of electronic test equipment
solutions for customers across a wide range of industries, including
aerospace, defense, medical, manufacturing, networking, and
telecommunications. Today, Corelis continues that trend with focus on
product ease of use and dedication to customer service.
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Corelis, the Corelis logo, and ScanExpress are trademarks of Corelis,
Inc. All other company and product names may be trade names, trademarks,
or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are
associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
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