New and Ultra Fast SEGGER J-Link Ultra is now available
Being the fastest in its class, the regular J-Link already sets a very high standard for debugging and download performance. J-Link Ultra raises the bar even higher, aiming to be the fastest emulator available.
The additional speed improvements have been made possible by a new high performance hardware design, utilizing Hi-Speed-USB, a faster CPU as well as hardware acceleration.
In addition to the speed improvement, the new emulator is also capable of measuring the target’s power consumption. For low-power applications, a measurement adapter will be introduced shortly which will allow high-precision measurement of other analog parameters in the target system.
Switching from the regular J-Link to J-Link Ultra is a very simple process: There is nothing to change except replacing the J-Link by the J-Link Ultra. No software or any other configuration changes are required.
Since the PC-software, form factor and connectors are the same as for the regular J-Link, it can be used with any software and any adapter compatible with J-Link, such as the JTAG-isolator.
“With the J-Link Ultra we are introducing a new and ultra fast platform for our J-Link/J-Trace product family. We believe that we have now the fastest emulator on the market. The higher programming speed provides a true benefit for both development and production processes,” says Dirk Akemann, Marketing Manager of SEGGER.
The J-Link is natively supported by IAR EWARM, KEIL µVision, Rowley Crossworks, and CodeSourcery G++. With the RDI and GDB-Server extensions, the supported tool-chains also include Atollic TrueStudio, Yagarto, and other RDI or GDB compatible development environments. If your development environment does not supply a Flash Loader for your device, the J-Link Ultra includes flash loaders designed for all popular devices with internal Flash.
Just like for the regular J-Link, the for enhanced debugging of programs running in the flash of microcontrollers is available. This option allows the user to set an unlimited number of breakpoints while debugging within a device’s internal flash memory. This overcomes the hardware breakpoint limitations present in most common microcontrollers (2 on ARM7/9, 4 on Cortex-M0, typically 6 on Cortex-M3, and 8 on Renesas RX).
Full product specifications are available at www.segger.com/j-link-ultra.html