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Asset Works on MicroTCA

RICHARDSON, Texas -- By being the first boundary-scan (IEEE 1149.1/JTAG) company to join the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), ASSET InterTech, Inc. (www.asset-intertech.com) is helping to define a system-level JTAG architecture as part of the Micro Telecom Computing Architecture (MicroTCA) standard. Many telecommunications equipment manufacturers are turning to boundary-scan as a test and diagnostic technology for entire systems.

ASSET is an international leader in boundary-scan (IEEE 1149.1/JTAG) test and in-system programming (ISP). Its ScanWorks® boundary-scan system has advanced system-level capabilities and has been adopted extensively in the telecommunications industry by companies such as Lucent Technologies, Ericsson, Alcatel, Cisco and others.

“Early on our committee realized the critical importance of including an embedded test methodology in the MicroTCA standard,” said Mike Franco, chairman of the PICMG MicroTCA committee and president of Signal Stream Technologies, LLC, Madison, WI. “We knew that ASSET is an expert in remote system-level JTAG test deployment, so we are very excited that they have joined our committee. With ASSET helping us define the JTAG implementation and architecture, we’ll be able to guarantee the reliability, availability and serviceability of MicroTCA systems in the field.”

ASSET has joined PICMG’s MicroTCA standards committee and is also consulting with the standards group that is defining the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA) standard. AdvancedTCA is being implemented in next-generation carrier-grade communications equipment, as well as in military/aerospace, medical, and enterprise computing applications.

Asset InterTech Inc.

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