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UltraSoC brings SEGGER J-Link to embedded debug and analytics environment

UltraSoC IS partnering with SEGGER to offer support for J-Link debug probes within UltraSoC’s integrated system on chip (SoC) monitoring and analytics environment.

SEGGER’s J-Link probes are widely-used and support the debug of popular processor platforms including RISC-V, and both current and legacy Arm cores. The partnership will give SoC developers easier access to J-Link via a single interface when debugging using UltraSoC’s flexible on-chip monitoring and analytics infrastructure.

The integration of full support for SEGGER’s J-Link probes means that probe configuration and debug monitoring can take place under a single environment. In using UltraSoC’s embedded analytics, designers will get insights into the CPU’s operation, both during the design process and later in-field, as part of the wider system design.

Commenting UltraSoC CEO Rupert Baines said, “Chip designers, like all engineers, want to be able to select the best tools for the job. At UltraSoC we are committed to partnering with best-in-class hardware and software vendors, SEGGER fits perfectly within that strategy. As we support more and more customers on the open-source RISC-V platform, the need for flexibility and openness increases significantly. The industry is changing, and collaboration across the ecosystem is now more essential than ever.”

Harald Schober, Director Sales/Marketing at SEGGER, added: “Our two companies already share customers and we expect this to grow rapidly on RISC-V as well as other platforms. Enabling access to the SEGGER J-Link functionality from within the UltraSoC environment makes perfect sense.”

SEGGER introduced the J-Link to the Arm market in 2004 and became the supplier of the industry standard debug probe for Arm developers.

SEGGER looks to continuously add support for a wider range of cores, including its recent addition of RISC-V support.

In working across different platforms, in most cases the J-Link only requires a minor software/firmware update: there is no need to buy a new J-Link probe or a new license when switching to a different supported CPU family or tool-chain.

All J-Link models are fully compatible, come with unlimited free upgrades, and users upgrading to a higher-end model can simply plug-and-play.

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Neil Tyler

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