SEGGER has released a J-Link software package specifically for Windows on Arm platform. It may be downloaded and employed with all J-Link and J-Trace units at no cost.
The new package runs the software natively on Arm processors, making sure that no performance or power is lost in emulation. Using J-Link and J-Trace with Windows on Arm looks and feels the same as on an Intel/AMD-powered computer.
The new package comprises the same components as the J-Link suite of software offered for other operating systems and gives identical functionality. This includes command-line programs and GUI tools such as J-Flash, J-Scope, J-Flash SPI, the J-Link Configurator and the GUI version of the SEGGER GDB Server.
“SEGGER products have been multi-platform for many years,” says Rolf Segger, founder of SEGGER. “J-Link software now runs on any combination of Linux, macOS and Windows on Intel/AMD or Arm. Our Embedded Experts do an outstanding job of swiftly adapting to emerging trends and technology. They have proven once again that SEGGER products are truly future-proof. Ease of use, robustness, unparalleled performance, direct download into flash memory, an unlimited number of breakpoints in flash memory, and compatibility with all popular environments, just to name a few, make J-Link an unbeatable choice.”
The company tested J-Link software with Windows on Arm natively employ a Microsoft Surface tablet and a Raspberry Pi, as well as in a virtual machine on an Arm-powered M1 Mac.