This week, we are happy to announce the newest member of the JTAG programming family… the JTAG SMT3-NC!

The JTAG SMT3- NC, is the SMT (Surface Mount Technology) version of our JTAG-HS3 (High Speed). This means that users can purchase the JTAG-SMT3 and place it directly on their own designed FPGA boards. The most notable difference between the JTAG-SMT3 and our other JTAG programming solutions is the addition of an independent UART Channel. This addition allows users to populate a single USB port for both programming and having a UART (think terminal applications) port for debugging. This means that with the JTAG-SMT3, the customer’s end design can be simpler.

Since most of our customers will be using the JTAG-SMT3 with their own custom designed boards, we have worked with our production team to offer these parts in a certified tray option. In the past, with the JTAG-SMT2, customers were required to re-bake individually assembled JTAG-SMT2 components before having them mounted and reflowed on their boards. This added cost and time to most of our customer’s production lines. With the JTAG-SMT3, we have an option to order per tray and to choose MSL-3 certification. This allows customers to open the trays and have 168 hours to run it through the factory floor. If this is of interest to you, please contact [email protected] for a quote. Otherwise, individual components are available for sale through and our authorized distributors.

For any questions about the JTAG-STM3, such as selection or production questions, we recommend visiting us at the forum!

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About Larissa Swanland

I'm a bit of an electronics-education evangelist. After all, Education is how we learn about the world. Electronics make the world better. Engineers change the world. So more engineers that know how to design and create electronics? That's the kind of world I want to help create.

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