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XJTAG wins Innovator of the Year award from DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK

Nov 20, 2018

XJTAG wins Innovator of the Year award

XJTAG wins Innovator of the Year award

Cambridge, UK, November 20, 2018 — XJTAG®, a leader in boundary scan and design-for-test technology, has won the DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK Innovator of the Year award for the XJTAG DFT Assistant.

The XJTAG plugin allows engineers to detect errors in boundary scan chain connectivity at the design stage, speeding up the process from design to production. It is freely available for use in Altium, Cadence, Mentor and Zuken EDA products.

The Innovator of the Year 2018 award was presented to Simon Payne, CEO of XJTAG, at a ceremony in the Seehaus venue, Munich.

“XJTAG is delighted to receive recognition for the XJTAG DFT Assistant and its contribution to helping electronic engineers save time in the design process,” said Simon Payne, CEO. “Checking that JTAG is correctly connected and terminated at the schematic capture stage can help companies reduce the number of re-spins they need to do”.

XJTAG DFT Assistant has two key elements. The first, Chain Checker, identifies common design issues, such as connectivity errors in a JTAG scan chain before the PCB is produced.  The second, Access Viewer, helps assess testability by displaying a schematic overlay of component accessibility, from which an engineer can better understand test coverage. These tools help to validate PCB design early on, reducing board re-spins and expensive project delays.

To find out more about the XJTAG DFT Assistant and how it can cut time and cost through the product development cycle, see

To explore XJTAG’s full range of development solutions visit


XJTAG is a world leading supplier of JTAG boundary-scan hardware and software tools. The company focuses on innovative product development and high quality technical support. XJTAG products use IEEE Std.1149.x (JTAG boundary-scan) to enable engineers to debug, test and program electronic circuits quickly and easily. This can significantly shorten the electronic design, development and manufacturing processes. For more information about the company, its products and its services, please visit

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