Support kit makes it easy to add support for debug probes and Flasher programmers

23-09-2022 | Segger | Test & Measurement

The new J-Link Device Support Kit makes adding support for new devices even easier for SEGGER’s J-Link debug probes and Flasher programmers. The kit contains all files required to create an end-user package to add devices to J-Link and Flasher. A ready-to-go example with source code and a template is included to easily create an installer.

The kit supports manually adding devices to this family of J-Link debug probes – by copying files or automatically by running a customised installer. Using the installer, Windows users may add devices with the click of a button.

Support extends naturally to the company's family of Flasher in-circuit programmers, making available professional solutions for low, medium and high-volume production.

“We feel it is important for our customers and partners to know they can add devices on their own. They can rely on but don’t have to depend on SEGGER,” says Rolf Segger, founder of SEGGER. “Silicon vendors can work with the market-leading J-Link knowing they can bring up their devices on their own schedule, even pre-silicon. This way, J-Link debug probes can be used on newly introduced devices, even before releasing them to the market.”

Adding new devices is easy – just customise the working example. Devices added this way have the same functionality as devices added by the company, including the capability to download directly into and set an unlimited number of breakpoints in flash memory.

The achievable programming speed is very close to the theoretical maximum imposed by the flash memory.