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J-Link BASE / J-Link BASE Compact

  • Supports a broad range of microcontrollers [More..]
  • Supports direct download into RAM and flash memory
  • Multiple CPUs supported—8051, PIC32, RX, ARM7/9/11, Cortex-M/R/A, RISC-V [More..]
  • Download speed up to 1 MByte/s
  • Supports unlimited breakpoints in flash memory, additional license required. [More..]
  • Setting breakpoints in external flash memory of Cortex-M systems is possible with J-Link's Unlimited Flash Breakpoints technology only
  • Free software updates
  • Built-in VCOM functionality [More..]

J-Link BASE is a USB powered debug probe supporting a large number of CPU cores. Based on a 32-bit RISC CPU, it can communicate at high speed with the supported target CPUs. J-Link is used around the world in tens of thousand places for development and production (flash programming) purposes.

JTAG/SWD debug probe with USB interface

J-Link BASE is a USB powered JTAG debug probe supporting a large number of CPU cores. Based on a 32-bit RISC CPU, it can communicate at high speed with the supported target CPUs. J-Link is used around the world in tens of thousand places for development and production (flash programming) purposes.

J-Link BASE is available in two form factors with identical function: J-Link BASE and J-Link BASE Compact.

The J-Link debug probes are supported by all major IDEs including Eclipse, GDB-based IDEs and SEGGER Embedded Studio. For a complete list, please refer to Supported IDEs.

Including all models, more than 500,000 J-Links have been shipped so far, making J-Link probably the most popular debug probe for ARM cores and the de-facto standard.

Specifications

Specification Value
Supported OS Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7 and newer (32 bit and 64 bit versions)
Linux
macOS 10.5 and higher
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) EN 55022, EN 55024
Operating temperature +5°C ... +60°C
Storage temperature -20°C ... +65 °C
Relative humidity (non-condensing) Max. 90% rH
Mechanical
Size (without cables) 100mm x 53mm x 27mm
Weight (without cables) 70g
Size compact device (without cables) 47mm x 40mm x 14mm
Weight compact device (without cables) 20g
Available Interfaces
USB interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
Target interface JTAG/SWD 20-pin
JTAG/SWD Interface, Electrical
Power supply USB powered
Max. 50mA + Target Supply current.
Target interface voltage (VIF) 1.2V ... 5V
Current drawn from target voltage sense pin (VTRef) < 25µA
Target supply voltage 5V (derived from USB voltage)
Target supply current Max. 300mA
Reset type Open drain. Can be pulled low or tristated
Reset low level output voltage VOL <= 10% of VIF
For the whole target voltage range (1.2V <= VIF <= 5V)
LOW level input voltage (VIL) VIL <= 40% of VIF
HIGH level input voltage (VIH) VIH >= 60% of VIF
For 1.2V >= VIF <= 3.6V
LOW level output voltage (VOL) with a load of 10 kOhm VOL <= 10% of VIF
HIGH level output voltage (VOH) with a load of 10 kOhm VOH >= 90% of VIF
For 3.6 <= VIF <= 5V
LOW level output voltage (VOL) with a load of 10 kOhm VOL <= 20% of VIF
HIGH level output voltage (VOH) with a load of 10 kOhm VOH >= 80% of VIF
JTAG/SWD Interface, Timing
Target interface speed Max. 15 MHz
SWO sampling frequency Max. 30 MHz
Data input rise time (Trdi) Trdi <= 20ns
Data input fall time (Tfdi) Tfdi <= 20ns
Data output rise time (Trdo) Trdo <= 10ns
Data output fall time (Tfdo) Tfdo <= 10ns
Clock rise time (Trc) Trc <= 3ns
Clock fall time (Tfc) Trc <= 3ns

J-Link BASE Compact Assembly

The compact variant of the J-Link BASE is designed to mount securely and unobtrusively into development or end user equipment. The small size and two mounting holes enable placing the J-Link into existing equipment housings or to reserve space for direct-to-PCB mounting.

Typical applications are test fixtures that are used to automate firmware verification during development, or long-term test setups. It also can be used for integrated firmware reflash or service purposes inside end equipment, minimizing the number of tools that service technicians must carry around.

Package Content

J-Link BASE

.1" 20-pin ribbon cable

USB cable

Package Content J-Link BASE Compact

J-Link BASE Compact

.1" 20-pin ribbon cable

Mini USB cable