The time it takes first-time and occasional users to develop a functional JTAG test has been reduced by the ScanWorks® Assistant from ASSET. Key features of the Assistant include step-by-step advice to users. It explains all of the options the user has available and anticipates many of the questions new users typically have about JTAG testing. The Assistant shares information, such as how to describe the board being tested, how to generate basic scan path verification and interconnect tests, and how to create a test sequence made up of the test actions to be performed on particular circuit board or assembly. Beginning with the initial configuration of ScanWorks, dialog boxes are automatically activated and displayed during each step of the test development execution process.