J-Link EDU Mini — The small-size educational debug probe
The J-Link EDU Mini is a version of the J-Link debug probe in a reduced form factor with identical functionality. It has been designed for educational purposes.
The J-Link EDU Mini is a budget-friendly model of the J-Link debug probe for educational use. It offers fast download rates into the internal flash of supported microcontrollers and the setting of unlimited breakpoints in flash memory.
The J-Link EDU Mini is available to educational institutions, private persons, and students who want to educate themselves in programming and debugging of embedded systems. Find out more about SEGGER's Educational Partnership Program.
- Tiny form factor (18mm by 50mm) like a USB stick
- Full J-Link functionality
- Download speed up to 200 KB/s
- Unlimited breakpoints in flash memory (Flash Breakpoints)
- Supports a broad range of microcontrollers
- Free software updates
The list of supported manufacturers, families and devices and SoCs includes tens of thousands of devices in hundreds of device families.
Device not listed? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
All software is included free of charge. As a legitimate owner of a SEGGER J-Link, you can always download the latest software free of charge. Though not planned and not likely, we reserve the right to change this policy. Note that older models may not be supported by newer versions of the software. Typically, we support older models with new software at least 3 years after end of life.
The J-Link Software and Documentation Package is available here:
As a multi-platform solution, J-Link EDU Mini comes with the setup and control software for Linux, macOS and Windows. The MAC and Linux versions are fully usable, but limited to the following components:
- J-Link Commander
- Command line GDBServer
- Shared library (DLL-equivalent)
Software and firmware updates are included. Similarly, use on all currently supported target devices, and any that will be added, is also included.
Licensing and support
You may use the J-Link EDU Mini for non profit educational purposes only! Non-profit educational purposes means that you may not use the J-Link EDU Mini and its J-Link software:
- directly or indirectly in or for a profit organization or business purposes or other undertaking intended for profit.
- direct or indirect within any other commercial environment (e.g. office).
- to develop, debug, program or manufacture a commercial product (or parts thereof).
- to use it to either earn money or reasonably anticipate the receipt of monetary gain from it.
Any other use of the J-Link EDU Mini is prohibited and illegal! If there is any doubt if a certain use may be considered within the foregoing scope or whether your use of the J-Link EDU Mini applies to an educational situation, it is strongly recommended to get in touch and consult SEGGER prior use.
For clarification purposes: A student using the J-Link EDU Mini direct or indirect in a business or profit organization (e.g. company) is considered a violation of the scope of this agreement.
J-Link EDU Mini does not come with support. In case of questions / problems, you can visit our community forum. However, there is no claim for guaranteed support in the forum. View forum rules for more information.
The J-Link EDU Mini license includes the Unlimited Flash Breakpoints in flash memory feature. Developers may set an unlimited number of breakpoints in flash memory helping to debug applications that run from flash memory.
SEGGER Educational Partnership Program
The SEGGER Educational Partnership Program (SEPP) connects students and teachers with SEGGER, The Embedded Experts, bringing commercial-grade tools for embedded systems, and over 30 years of experience, into the classroom.
|Supported OS||Microsoft Windows (x86/x64), Linux (x86/x64/Arm), macOS (x86/Apple M1)|
|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|
|Size (without cables)||35mm x 17mm x 8mm|
|Weight (without cables)||5g|
|USB interface||USB 2.0 (Full-Speed)|
|Target interface||9-pin 0.05'' Samtec FTSH connector|
|JTAG/SWD Interface, Electrical|
|Power supply||USB powered, max. 30mA|
|Target interface voltage (VIF)||3.3V|
|Current drawn from target voltage sense pin (VTRef)||< 25µA|
|Target supply voltage||N/A|
|Target supply current||N/A|
|Reset type||Open drain. Can be pulled low or tristated|
|JTAG/SWD Interface, Timing|
|JTAG speed||Max. 4 MHz|
|SWO sampling frequency||Max. 4 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 <= 10ns|
|Clock fall time (Tfc)||Trc <= 10ns|
Q: How can I purchase the J-Link EDU Mini?
A: In case you would like to purchase the J-Link EDU Mini, please contact our authorised distributors. J-Link EDU Mini is sold to students, teachers, universities, schools or other non-commercial educational institutions only. If you are not sure how to purchase a SEGGER J-Link EDU Mini, please contact us.