Cambridge Technology Group
Cambridge Technology Group is a holding company with two wholly owned subsidiaries - Cambridge Technology Consultants Limited and XJTAG Limited.
|Address:||137 Cambridge Road, Milton, Cambridge|
|Membership type:||Corporate 6-20 (£250+VAT pa)|
Cambridge Technology Group is a holding company with two wholly owned subsidiaries :
Cambridge Technology Consultants offers its clients - companies such as ARM, AT&T, BOC Edwards, Celoxica, Co-operative Group, Fujitsu, Marconi, Mitsubishi Electric and IPWireless - a broad range of services from high-end applications to innovative product development and technical consultancy skills. For ten years, its multi disciplinary team of hardware and software engineers have provided cost-effective solutions from concept through to pre-production.
XJTAG is a specialist design and test tool developer. Its JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) development system offers a competitive solution for designers and developers of electronic circuits. Utilising XJTAG allows circuit development and prototyping process to be shortened significantly by facilitating early test development, early design validation, fast development of functional tests and test re-use across circuits that utilise the same devices.
Cambridge Broadband, a fixed wireless access solutions provider, needed a boundary scan test solution that was fast, versatile, easy-to-use and portable, for use by its engineers for debug and testing early prototypes; by its contract manufacturing partners for production testing.
The Logical Company, a specialist in high-performance computing systems, has overcome the challenge by testing production units with XJTAG boundary scan. XJTAG enables Logical's production team to pinpoint any failures and repair boards quickly and efficiently.
XJTAG visited Indra in Spain to demonstrate boundary scan testing for high-value avionic boards. Presented with a batch of failed units that had defeated previous attempts at diagnosis, XJTAG quickly tracked down every fault, enabling the boards to be repaired. Indra now uses XJTAG in several development and production departments.
As today's defence procurement contracts face ever tougher time constraints and strict budgetary controls, South Africa's Denel Dynamics has chosen XJTAG as the best value boundary scan solution on the market, enabling its engineers to deliver high-quality, high-performance missile systems within shorter turnaround times than ever before.
IPSES selects XJTAG boundary scan to fast-track its solution for testing complex, high-density boards containing over 20,000 solder joints quickly and cost effectively. Whereas developing an in-circuit test solution would demand significant engineering commitment, XJTAG was able to test 75% of the board quickly and cost effectively.
Wood & Douglas produces high-performance wireless communication systems for commercial and government applications, performing all design, development, assembly and test activities in-house. The company uses XJTAG for testing and programming PCBs, using the system's rich features and superior ease of use, to maintain high quality and productivity.
The embedded specialist based in Spain's Basque region, uses XJTAG boundary scan to verify designs, optimise testability, and streamline test engineering. Its vision triggered ULMA to be an early adopter of XJTAG Expert, which combines boundary scan with analog and functional test capabilities in an easy-to-use, portable platform.
Markets for advanced communications, such as wireless broadband and IPTV, demand rapid delivery of high-quality solutions. Equipment developer Rancore Technologies is using XJTAG to help meet these goals, benefiting from rigorous screening of boards, rapid test and repair, and increased manufacturing efficiency using the production-optimised ...
Defence and Security company Saab selected the XJTAG development system to speed up the process of debugging and testing multi-layer development boards destined for its IDAS and CIDAS projects used in electronic warfare systems.
Leading European defence communication specialist EID has selected XJTAG over its previous solution because of price, ease-of-use, superior service and the flexible features that the XJTAG system offers to EID's engineers. XJTAG is being used to test complex printed circuit boards in manufacture and to program non-JTAG devices in-circuit.
Contract manufacturer Novatel has been impressed with XJTAG's user-friendly and cost-effective boundary scan solution, which the company now uses throughout the production cycle, from initial board testing to repair.
Koito Electric Industries, a developer and provider of Vehicle Monitoring Systems for the transportation industry, has integrated XJTAG boundary scan in its diagnostic system to improve productivity. Koito can now test complex circuit boards populated with a wide range of devices (e.g. CPLD, FPGA) to be deployed in North American railway systems.
Italian test specialist, TME (Test and Manufacturing Engineering) chose XJTAG as its partner when adding boundary scan to its ATEXI modular test platform. XJTAG's total focus on boundary scan provided the technical edge and in-depth support required, while the clear pricing structure delivered optimum value ...
Swiss-based international machine-vision specialist Leutron Vision AG is using XJTAG boundary scan to screen circuit boards before functional testing. Compared to optical inspection, XJTAG is enabling higher test coverage, increased productivity and faster rework, and is contributing to continuous improvement of the company's products.
By basing its strategies for prototyping, production and field test on the XJTAG Boundary Scan Development System, leading M2M solutions developer Wavecom is able to introduce new modular solutions to the market quickly and smoothly, guaranteeing ultra-low ppm rates to win acceptance from automotive customers.
DORMA, a world leader in security and access automation, is increasing testability for future generations of its assemblies by using XJTAG boundary scan as well as in-circuit test. This approach has enabled rapid progress, taking advantage of long-standing test-development partnerships while also gaining extra reach and flexibility.
By finding out more about the extensive capabilities of the XJTAG boundary scan test system, which delivers benefits to prototype development as well as production testing, KERAjet in Spain is reaping the rewards of a sharper focus on DFT (Design for Test) in the early stages of board design.
To bring its PXS2 protocol exchange server for high-speed WAN connectivity to market quickly, Advanced Relay Corporation of Eugene, Oregon, USA chose XJTAG boundary scan for its speed, flexibility and ease of use, so benefiting from high productivity, high test coverage, and cost savings throughout the development and production phases.
XJTAG is the boundary scan system chosen by 6TL Engineering, a builder of modular, expandable production test stations used by contract electronic manufacturers and OEMs. 6TL chose XJTAG for its ability to integrate efficiently with the LabVIEW™ test environment, and for its unbeatable combination of performance, features and price.
Simpro AS provides manufacturing services to Norway's high-tech sector, using XJTAG boundary scan to test components and connections that cannot be covered using other techniques. XJTAG's ease of use, and technical support including help with writing custom tests, enable Simpro's engineers to achieve extremely high testability every time.
Satbras, part of Brazil's largest provider of satellite television equipment, Century, is testing its set-top boxes using XJTAG boundary scan in preference to in-circuit testing. Advantages include efficient test development, ease of use and high test coverage, as well as international technical support.
By integrating the XJTAG boundary scan system with its PinPoint II PCB diagnostic system, DiagnoSYS has been able to address boards with multiple BGA devices and deliver improved test coverage, yield and customer satisfaction on numerous projects including missile systems, propulsion and braking cradles, and industrial control units.
To maximise quality and shorten time to market for test equipment supporting the fast-evolving 3GPP-LTE standards for IP-based mobile services, Signalion GmbH uses XJTAG for testing complex FPGA-based boards. XJTAG's powerful features, speed and ease of use are also helping the company focus more resources on product development.
Rheinmetall Air Defence Group, top European supplier of army technology, trusts XJTAG for its high reliability, versatility, ease of use, and high-quality technical support. The system enables the company's engineering teams to shorten test time and thoroughly debug complex boards that cannot be tested using traditional probe-based equipment.
PartnerTech, a leading UK-based contract electronics manufacturer, needed a sophisticated boundary scan solution to improve diagnosis times and test coverage on densely-packed circuit boards, and which would eradicate the need to build dedicated in-circuit test (ICT) fixtures and thereby reduce non-recurring engineering expenses.
ARM, the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier, has reduced the time and cost of developing its range of RealView development tools by using the XJTAG boundary scan development system to improve and speed up the process of debugging and testing its high density, multi-layer development boards.
Advance Tech Communications has created one of the first truly convergent handheld multimedia devices, and chose the XJTAG Boundary Scan Development and Test Platform as the only test solution compatible with its high complexity features, and the demand for rapid test development to be sure of being first to market.
By testing and programming boards using XJTAG boundary scan throughout board development and production, power-systems specialist Reason Tecnologia has successfully reduced programming time, increased test coverage and accelerated debugging of new boards.
TVonics is using the XJTAG boundary scan development system to debug BGA boards during development. They have also integrated XJTAG in production at their manufacturing partner's site, Sony Manufacturing, making it possible to test and program boards in a single step.
Aeroflex is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. Aeroflex is using XJTAG to speed up debug, test and programming of the complex printed circuit boards used in its range of 3G infrastructure test solutions, which includes the TM500 test mobile series.
Barric, a UK contract electronics manufacturer, opted for the XJTAG boundary scan system to improve test coverage and speed up fault diagnosis on complex printed circuits, and to significantly increase yields on the numerous board designs manufactured for multiple customers each month.
Solarflare Communications, a fabless semiconductor company, has reduced product development time, accelerated production testing and increased manufacturing yield by using the XJTAG system to develop and test its EtherFabricTM Network Interface Cards.
Tactical radio specialist Reutech Communications identified boundary scan as the best way to streamline device programming and increase test coverage for boards with large numbers of inaccessible I/Os. Additional advantages delivered by XJTAG included in-built support for board-level traceability and a unified test and programming environment.
In activities spanning board development, contract assembly, and after-sales service, XJTAG boundary scan is enabling QSI Corporation, the American developer of rugged embedded systems, to shorten time-consuming test tasks and pinpoint hard-to-find faults – and deliver powerful capabilities without requiring expensive add-ons.
BSE Electronic, one of Europe's top providers of global high-tech manufacturing services, chose XJTAG as its preferred boundary scan system for efficient screening of complex boards prior to in-circuit and functional testing. Since being installed, the system has helped drive test coverage well beyond the company's initial expectations.
Westinghouse Rail Systems is using the XJTAG Professional development system to support rigorous testing of advanced prototype hardware designs using the latest component package technologies, and to increase flexibility as well as reducing design-to-completion times for complex projects.
Syntech Technologies, a contract manufacturer of high-quality professional products, selected XJTAG as the best-value boundary scan system to quickly verify connectivity for production boards. Having achieved this goal, Syntech is also now using XJTAG to support its engineering services, which include prototyping as well as design for test.
Spanish defence and space contractor Tecnobit has used boundary scan testing for over 10 years, to maximise test coverage and speed up throughput. The company's engineers understand boundary scan equipment, and recently invested in XJTAG for its combination of outstanding functionality, competitive pricing and superior technical support.
Micron Phase Change Memory is a groundbreaking new memory technology from global semiconductor innovator Micron Technology. The development team partnered with XJTAG to create a solution suitable for programming in production or in the lab. XJTAG drew on XJFlash, its successful Flash-programming solution to program PCM at the highest possible speed
By using XJTAG for board testing and component programming, railway communications expert Traintic avoids the overheads involved with using multiple sets of equipment and can ensure that each board will function correctly. Assembly partners are also using XJTAG, which enables consistent, efficient interactions throughout development and production.
Autronica Fire & Security, which builds advanced fire detection systems, chose XJTAG for its high price to performance ratio. The company's engineers are now using XJTAG's helpful features to design boards with inherently high test coverage and also to interact more efficiently with their chosen manufacturing partner.
XJTAG offers embedded computing specialist Datasound Laboratories Ltd. an affordable solution to test its Single Board Computers (SBCs) with its comprehensive Boundary Scan equipment.
XJTAG saves us over US$100,000 per year by reducing the engineering time to commission new boards, enabling us to repair boards more quickly, and reducing the number of boards that are scrapped.
nCipher, a leading provider of cryptographic IT security solutions, needed a flexible boundary scan solution that could test a high proportion of a circuit including JTAG and non-JTAG devices, to debug and test PCBs for its range of hardware security modules, and for use by its contract manufacturing partner for testing production boards.
Blue Wonder Communications, headquartered in Dresden, Germany, is a startup striving to become the leading technology developer for fourth-generation cellular networks. In pursuing this goal, testing prototypes using XJTAG has become a mandatory step in the board bring-up procedure. Manufacturing partners are also using XJTAG in volume production.
XJTAG is fast becoming the preferred boundary scan solution of SMS Electronics, one of the UK's largest electronic manufacturing services companies, due to its power, cost-effectiveness, portability and flexibility.
Bluegiga, a company that delivers value for customers by creating wireless solutions that are quick and easy to use and offer high functionality, has driven similar benefits into its own design and manufacturing by adopting XJTAG boundary scan to test its turnkey Bluetooth radio systems.
To overcome the challenges of testing single-board computers and evaluation modules built for customers developing embedded systems, Keith & Koep GmbH chose XJTAG boundary scan to maximise productivity and assist with improving assembly processes whilst integrating easily with its overall test strategy - all at an extremely competitive price.
Imagination Technologies, a leading IP innovator, is using XJTAG boundary scan to accelerate development of System-on-Chip designs based on industry-leading multimedia IP.
Prism Electronics, a UK-based contract electronics manufacturer, is using the XJTAG boundary scan development system to speed up the process of debugging and testing highly complex printed circuit boards featuring high pin count ball grid array (BGA) devices.
Satellite-systems expert Kongsberg Spacetec benefits from XJTAG's high functionality, cost effectiveness and ease of use when building high-performance processing boards for its ground stations. XJTAG helps engineers speed up prototyping and optimise test coverage and enables manufacturing partner to repair production boards efficiently on site.
ETEL, a leading global supplier of direct drive motion control components and integrated systems, has selected the XJTAG boundary scan development system to debug and test complex printed circuit boards used in its market-leading range of advanced digital motion controllers.
Link Research, an award winning developer of wireless camera systems, has partnered with Briton EMS, a UK contract electronics manufacturer with RF capability and boundary scan test expertise, to speed manufacture of its market-leading range of wireless camera systems, which includes the Link HD and L1500 SD/HD wireless camera transmitters.
As a highly focused team of eight, Denmark-based Mechatronic Brick is utilising the speed and user friendliness of the XJTAG Boundary Scan Development and Test Platform to meet customers' needs and deliver specialised modules to developers of embedded systems.
The XJTAG development system has enabled CRFS to speed up debug, test and programming of its innovative spectral analysis tools and smooth the transition into production, allowing the company to respond to the growing demand for equipment to monitor and manage the wireless communication spectrum.
Intrinsic Quality, a trusted supplier of test-engineering solutions to exacting customers, benefits from easy integration with LabWindows™/CVI, compact USB connectivity, and powerful test capabilities, integrating XJRunner into its NightHawk© PC-based functional tester. This enabled NightHawk to fulfil a complex automotive project.
Briton EMS, a UK contract electronics manufacturer, is using the XJTAG boundary scan system to remove the guesswork from the test equation and rapidly pinpoint faults on complex and expensive printed circuit assemblies featuring high pin count ball grid arrays (BGAs).
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems and board level products, is using XJTAG to improve the process of debugging and testing its range of radar, video and graphics products.
Investing in XJTAG boundary-scan test saved IKOR Group using X-ray inspection to verify connections in places such as beneath BGAs. XJTAG is now integral to IKOR's test strategy, enabling the company's engineers to achieve higher testability targets and to encourage customers to apply DFT rigorously in new board designs.
Thales UK needed a fast, extremely versatile and cost-effective boundary scan solution to debug and test complex PCBs used in its market-leading range of software defined radios. Thales UK's SDR platform is designed for naval and ground based applications.
Developed by XJTAG®, the free software for the Mentor® Xpedition® Designer product will significantly increase the design for test and debug capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB design environment.
9 May 2018Read in full
Zuken® and XJTAG® release free design for test (DFT) plugin to enhance Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway at Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany.
22 February 2018Read in full
XJTAG has launched a major update to its flagship boundary scan software, XJDeveloper. XJTAG v3.6 includes several new productivity and automation-focused enhancements, allowing engineers to setup tests for even the most complex boards in significantly less time.
29 September 2017Read in full
Zuken® and XJTAG® have entered into a partnership to enhance Zuken’s CR-8000 with a design for test (DFT) capability that will improve test coverage during schematic entry. The capability is based on XJTAG’s DFT Assistant, and will be available later this year as a free plugin for Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway users.
21 July 2017Read in full
XJTAG Partners with Flying Test Systems, one of the UK’s leading providers of electronic test and repair solutions.
12 June 2017Read in full
Up to 20 times faster In-System Programming for flash memory connected to dual ARM-Cortex-A9 based FPGAs
5 October 2016Read in full
A busy week lies ahead for XJTAG staff in the US and Europe, with conferences in San Diego, and Utrecht in The Netherlands.
2 June 2015Read in full
Since the creation of the JTAG boundary scan standards over a decade ago it has often been associated solely with programming and debugging. But adoption of JTAG early in the design cycle can improve Design for Test, speed up prototype debug and help identify manufacturing problems.
18 May 2015Read in full