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Corelis Introduces Semiconductor Validation Tool

July 7, 2014

Corelis said it is introducing the JTAG Interrogator, a simple software tool designed to assist in the validation of authentic semiconductors.

The company reported that the JTAG Interrogator, targeted at receiving inspection and quality assurance departments, utilizes IEEE-1149.1 standard on-chip electronic identification techniques to aid in the detection and reporting of counterfeit semiconductors.

Corelis said in a release that 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.

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 authorized 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.

Corelis, a subsidiary of Electronic Warfare Associates, offers bus analysis tools, embedded test tools, and a line of JTAG/ boundary-scan software and hardware products.

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