Bringing J-Link to Atmel Xplained evaluation kits

Bringing J-Link to Atmel Xplained evaluation kits
Hilden, Germany – February 24th, 2016SEGGER’s J-Link is now available on Atmel'slow cost Xplained evaluationplatforms, as an on-board debugprobe. SEGGER is excited to bringthe proven reliability and outstandingperformance of the J-Link line ofdebug probes to the Atmel Xplainedevaluation platform.
The Atmel® Xplained evaluation kitsprovide an on-board, single chip debugsolution called Atmel EDBG for whichSEGGER now has released an upgradedfirmware to give the users the capability toconvert their Atmel EDBG to a J-Link OB. Thefirmware has been developed in closecooperation with Atmel and can be downloadedfrom the SEGGER website, free of charge.
The J-Link is known for having the highestdownload speed into RAM and flash memory on allsupported targets. In addition, the J-Link allows setting an unlimited number ofbreakpoints in flash memory which is extremely useful, as most Xplained systemsare based on Cortex-M0+ devices which only provide two hardware breakpoints.
SEGGER also offers a free cross-platform GDB Server for J-Link which opens thewhole GDB world to Atmel Xplained users, allowing them to use any GDB-baseddebug solution (e.g. emIDE and Eclipse) with J-Link. Of course, all J-Link featuressuch as direct download into flash memory, unlimited number of breakpoints inflash memory are also supported for debugging via GDB.
“Atmel has built a wide customer base for their SMART MCUs, used on the Xplainedplatform. We at SEGGER are excited to bring a high-end debugging experience tothis community with the J-Link line of debug probes,” says Alexander Gruener, CTOand Product Manager of the SEGGER J-Link family of debug probes.
“We are excited to have J-Link is available for our Xplained users. The excellentfeatures and performance provided by SEGGER’s J-Link will further enable Atmelcustomers to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions,“ says Henrik Flodell,Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Development Tools at Atmel.
More information on the Firmware for Atmel EDBG and the download of J-Link OBFirmware can be found here: https://www.segger.com/jlink-edbg.html
About J-LinkThe SEGGER J-Link is the most popular family of debug probes on the market. It istool chain independent and works with free GDB-based tool chains such as emIDEand Eclipse, as well as commercial IDEs from: Atmel, Atollic, Coocox, Cosmic,Freescale, IAR, KEIL, Mentor Graphics, Microchip, Python, Rowley, Renesas,Tasking and others. With the J-Link family, investments in the debug probe arepreserved when changing compiler or even CPU architecture.
J-Link supports multiple CPU families, such as ARM 7, 9, 11, Cortex-M, Cortex-R,Cortex-A as well as as well as other microcontroller cores; there is no need to buy aSEGGER Microcontroller – The Embedded Expertsnew J-Link or new license when switching to a different yet supported CPU family ortool-chain. SEGGER is also continuously adding support for additional cores, whichin most cases, only requires a software/firmware update. Unlimited free updatesare included with even the baseline model of the J-Link family. SEGGER is excitedto continue advanced development of its cutting edge embedded tool solutions tobe utilized with pretty much any development environment you choose. All J-Linksare fully compatible to each other, so an upgrade from a lower-
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