2020 |
Sep. 08
J-Link, Press Releases, Press Releases 2020
Raspberry Pi running Linux Arm can host J-Link now

SEGGER J-Link adds support for Raspberry Pi as host

SEGGER just introduced the public availability of its J-Link software for Linux Arm. Aimed at industrial automation and other applications utilizing Raspberry Pi and other single board computing platforms, this new package contains all command-line versions of the software.

It supports the same target devices and all features found in the well-established Windows, macOS, and Linux x86 equivalents. This includes high-speed download into Flash memory and an unlimited number of breakpoints, even in Flash memory, as well as the GDB Server to make it compatible with all popular development environments.

The software is available for 32-bit and 64-bit Arm Linux, taking full advantage of the 64-bit CPU and all memory available in the system. It works on Raspberry Pi as well as its many compatibles on the market. The J-Link SDK also fully supports writing custom programs for J-Link on Arm Linux.

"Although it seems very unusual, even unlikely, it is now possible to use a small Raspberry Pi 4 single board computer with the Eclipse for Embedded C/C++ Developers package and the additional xPack binary tools, plus SEGGER's J-Link debug probe and J-Link software, to create projects, build them and run debug sessions! Amazing!" says Liviu Ionescu, Developer of the Open-Source Eclipse Embedded CDT project.

"Raspberry Pi is gaining more and more popularity as small inexpensive and powerful small multi-purpose computing solution. While the typical use is automated test systems and using Raspberry Pi as a J-Link bridge or Server in the LAN / WLAN, there are many other applications. With Eclipse Embedded CDT coming, it is possible to use Raspberry Pi and J-Link as hardware to develop, download and debug firmware for Embedded Devices." says Rolf Segger, founder of SEGGER Microcontroller.

About Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi was initially designed as an inexpensive way to introduce people to computers and programming, in schools and developing countries. SEGGER’s support for the Pi is in keeping with its philosophy of supporting students and hobbyists. Most of the SEGGER software tools are available at no cost for non-commercial usage under SEGGER’s Friendly License. SEGGER also offers educational versions of the popular J-Link Debug Probe. The J-Link EDU and J-Link EDU Mini are available for educational purposes at minimal cost.