Debug technology has drag-and-drop programming

Used on the Tower and Freedom evaluation boards equipped with Kinetis microcontroller devices. Segger announces a version of the J-Link firmware for NXP’s evaluation boards with OpenSDA debug and programming interface.

The update has zero-configuration drag-and-drop programming support. Programming new software onto the application processor is a familiar drag-and-drop operation using Windows explorer or MacOS Finder. Once dropped, the new software is programmed without any set-up files or complex configuration.

 The firmware upgrade turns a board’s OpenSDA interface into a fully functional J-Link, which is additionally capable of debugging the board’s application processor. By upgrading to the J-Link firmware, developers will be able to set an unlimited number of breakpoints in flash memory and debug applications faster and more efficiently.

 The firmware has compatibility with all major tool chains, including those using GDB (GNU Debugger), on all major host platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux), while also attaining elevated operational benchmarks, including the fastest download speed onto RAM and Flash memory. The tool to upgrade the firmware can be downloaded free of charge from the company website.


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