Bringing J-Link to Atmel Xplained evaluation kits
The Atmel® Xplained evaluation kits provide an on-board, single chip debug solution called Atmel EDBG for which SEGGER now has released an upgraded firmware to give the users the capability to convert their Atmel EDBG to a J-Link OB. The firmware has been developed in close cooperation with Atmel and can be downloaded from the SEGGER website, free of charge.
The J-Link is known for having the highest download speed into RAM and flash memory on all supported targets. In addition, the J-Link allows setting an unlimited number of breakpoints in flash memory which is extremely useful, as most Xplained systems are based on Cortex-M0+ devices which only provide two hardware breakpoints.
SEGGER also offers a free cross-platform GDB Server for J-Link which opens the whole GDB world to Atmel Xplained users, allowing them to use any GDB-based debug solution (e.g. emIDE and Eclipse) with J-Link. Of course, all J-Link features such as direct download into flash memory, unlimited number of breakpoints in flash memory are also supported for debugging via GDB.
“Atmel has built a wide customer base for their SMART MCUs, used on the Xplained platform. We at SEGGER are excited to bring a high-end debugging experience to this community with the J-Link line of debug probes,” says Alexander Gruener, CTO and Product Manager of the SEGGER J-Link family of debug probes.
“We are excited to have J-Link is available for our Xplained users. The excellent features and performance provided by SEGGER’s J-Link will further enable Atmel customers to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions,“ says Henrik Flodell, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Development Tools at Atmel.
More information on the Firmware for Atmel EDBG and the download of J-Link OB Firmware can be found here: https://www.segger.com/jlink-edbg.html