SEGGER adds J-Link debugger support for Cortex-M85 device

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SEGGER has announced that it has added complete debugger support for the first commercially available Cortex-M85 device, the recently launched RA8M1 MCU group from Renesas.

Working closely with the Renesas hardware and software development teams, SEGGER developed a  J-Link programming and debug solution very early in the RA8M1 group development cycle.

The latest release of J-Link debugger software offers fast debug features including download to the RA8M1 on-chip flash and external OSPI flash along with hardware/software breakpoints as well as streaming instruction trace when using J-Trace PRO.

“Having access to the J-Link debug probes early in the RA8 series development cycle has enabled us to release the first commercially available Cortex-M85 MCUs with a fully functional ecosystem,” said Andy Beeson, Product Manager at Renesas Electronics. “This includes the Renesas RA Flexible Software Package (FSP), TrustZone and IDEs, with J-Link at the very heart of it.”

“SEGGER is pleased that Renesas chose J-Link to be the debug probe of choice for the extremely powerful and impressive range of RA8 series devices,” added Ivo Geilenbruegge, Managing Director of SEGGER.

In addition to the new device now being supported by SEGGER’s J-Link debug probes and J-Trace streaming trace probes, it is now also supported by SEGGER’s Flasher in-circuit programmers.

The Flasher family of programmers are fast, robust, reliable, and easy to use. Using Turbo mode, programming speed is said to be extremely fast.