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2013 |
Jun. 11
J-Link, Press Releases 2013
J-Link Control Panel Flash Download

SEGGER J-Link Debug Probe is now supported by iSYSTEM winIDEA IDE

SEGGER today announces J-Link integration into the iSYSTEM winIDEA development environment. winIDEA and winIDEA Open are welcomed additions to the J-Link's expansive list of supported IDEs, furthering its position as the industry standard debug probe.

winIDEA OPEN is free and designed for those developing on the Cortex-M platform. winIDEA OPEN has no code size limitation and takes full advantage of the extensive feature set of the J-Link product line. For instance the combination of the J-Link ULTRA+ and winIDEA OPEN offers download speeds of up to 3.0 MBytes/s, as well as unlimited breakpoints while debugging in flash memory. All J-Link models further enhance the debug experience within winIDEA OPEN through its record breaking flash download technology. This technology achieves a performance very close to the maximum speed possible while fully maintaining the highest standards in reliability. The SEGGER flash loaders include a verification of each block written and final checksum verification to guarantee proper operation.

Utilizing the J-Link's Unlimited Flash Breakpoint module permits any number of breakpoints to be set anywhere in program memory; including the target device's, internal flash memory, external CFI-compliant flash, and internal or external RAM. Debugging limitations imposed by the number of hardware breakpoints available (typically between 4 and 6 on Cortex-M devices) are completely eliminated. This presents a flash debugging environment which is virtually the same as that when debugging in RAM.

“SEGGER is excited to make available the professional J-Link debug probe solution to those interested in working with iSYSTEM's free winIDEA OPEN. This makes a complete Cortex development solution very accessible”, says Dirk Akemann, Marketing Manager at SEGGER.

“The integration of SEGGER J-Link debuggers in winIDEA is part of iSYSTEM's Cortex initiative 2013. As a result, we expect our development and test environment winIDEA/testIDEA, which is particularly popular in automotive industry at this time, to become even more popular around the world,”, says Erol Simsek, iSYSTEM CEO.




About J-Link

The SEGGER J-Link is the most popular debug probe on the market. It is tool chain independent and works with free GDB-based tool chains such as emIDE and Eclipse, as well as commercial IDEs from: Microchip (MPLAB® X), Atmel, Atollic, Coocox, Cosmic, Freescale, IAR, KEIL, Mentor Graphics, Python, Rowley, Renesas, Tasking and others. With the J-Link family, investments in the debug probe are preserved when changing compiler or even CPU architecture.

J-Link supports multiple CPU families, such as ARM 7, 9, 11, Cortex-M0, M0+, M1, M3, M4, R4, A5, A8, A9 as well as Renesas RX100, RX200, RX610, 620, 62N, 62T, 630, 631, 63N and Microchip PIC32; there is no need to buy a new J-Link or new license when switching to a different yet supported CPU family or tool-chain. SEGGER is also continuously adding support for additional cores, which in most cases, only requires a software/firmware update. Unlimited free updates are included with even the baseline model of the J-Link family. SEGGER is excited to continue advanced development of its cutting edge embedded tool solutions to be utilized with pretty much any development environment you choose. All J-Links are fully compatible to each other, so an upgrade from a lower-end model to a higher-end model is a matter of a simple plug-and-play.

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