SEGGER introduces JTAG isolator for J-Link
"Our company got numerous requests to provide a solution that allows optical isolation between the emulator and target system ", said Robert Teufel, COO at SEGGER. "With the new JTAG isolator for J-Link, we can now offer an off-the-shelve solution."
When the development tools are not connected to the same ground as the application, an isolator can help to avoid undesired effects that can be cause by ground coupling. The isolator is also useful to protect the development tools from electrical spikes that often occur in some applications, such as motor control applications. High speed JTAG communication is supported with 4 Mbit/s as the upper limit to not slow down debugging. Pricing was set to 198 Euro.
SEGGER Microcontroller GmbH&Co. KG develops and distributes hardware and software development tools. All software components are ANSI "C" compliant and can be used in embedded systems including industries such as telecom, medical technology, consumer electronics, automotive industry and industrial automation. SEGGER software products include: embOS (RTOS), emWin (GUI), emFile (File System), emUSB (USB device stack) and embOS/IP (TCP/IP stack). Besides the highly efficient software products, SEGGER also provides embedded hardware tools such as the well-known J-TAG emulator J-Link, J-Trace and the Flasher (stand alone programmer). SEGGER's intention is to cut software development time for embedded applications by offering affordable, flexible and easy-to-use middleware allowing developers to focus on their applications.