SEGGER simplifies support to J-Link and Flasher for new devices

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SEGGER has unveiled a new J-Link Device Support Kit that will makes it easier to add support for new devices to its J-Link debug probes and Flasher programmers.

The kit comes with all the files required to create an end-user package to add devices to J-Link and Flasher. Included is a ready-to-go example with source code as well as a template to easily create an installer.

The kit supports adding devices to the SEGGER family of J-Link debug probes manually - by copying files - or automatically by running a customised installer. By using the installer, Windows users can add devices simply by clicking a button.

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

“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,” explained Rolf Segger, founder of SEGGER. “Silicon vendors can work with 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 simple: just customize the working example. Devices added this way have the same functionality as devices added by SEGGER, including the ability 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.

The created end-user packages can be redistributed at no cost. More information can be found here on the SEGGER wiki.