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Corelis, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Electronic Testing
Founded Cerritos, CA, 1991
Headquarters Cerritos, CA, United States
Area served Worldwide
Parent Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.

Corelis, Inc, a subsidiary of Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.,[1] is a private US company categorized under Electronic Equipment & Supplies[2] and is based in Cerritos, California.[3]


Corelis was incorporated in 1991[4] and initially provided engineering services primarily to the aerospace and defense industries.[5] Corelis introduced their first JTAG boundary scan products in 1998.[4] In 2006, Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc. (EWA) a global provider of technology and engineering services to the aerospace, defense and commercial industries, announced their acquisition of Corelis, Inc.[6] In 2008, the appointment of George B. La Fever as Corelis President and CEO finalized the transition of Corelis, Inc. into EWA Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the EWA corporate family of high technology companies.[7]


Corelis offers two distinct types of products and services: Standard Products (Boundary Scan Test Systems and Development Tools); and Custom Test Systems and System Integration.[8]

Boundary Scan[edit]

Corelis introduced their first (JTAG boundary scan products in 1998.[4] Corelis offers boundary scan/JTAG software and hardware products.[9] Its ScanExpress boundary scan systems are used for structural testing as well as JTAG functional emulation test and in-system programming of Flash memory, CPLDs, and FPGAs.[3] a

In 2007,[10] Corelis released ScanExpress JET, a test tool that combines boundary scan and functional test (FCT) technologies for test coverage.[11]

Test Systems and Integration[edit]

Systems are available for design and debugging, manufacturing test, and field service and support. A variety of system options are available including desktop solutions as well as portable solutions for use in the field with laptops.[12] Corelis also provides engineering services, training,[13] and customer support.[14]


Between 1991 and 1998, Corelis offered engineering services and licensed HP technologies.[4] Corelis also distributed JTAG Technologies products and took on specific custom design projects from companies such as Motorola and HP.[15]

Corelis, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, Inc. jointly developed a large-scale test and simulation system for the Motorola Iridium satellite project.[16] The special test equipment system (including the portion provided by Hewlett-Packard) are designed to completely test and simulate the on-board communications systems of the satellite, and to provide a satellite computer software development test bed.[17]

In 1997, Corelis introduced ScanPlus, a high performance, low cost PC platform for executing boundary scan test vectors generated by the HP 3070 in-circuit test family from Hewlett-Packard Company.[18]

Other early Corelis projects include developing processor modules for HP/Agilent based logic analyzers; and developing early emulation products for processors such as the Intel i960 and AMD Am29000.[19]


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