J-Link Remote Server adds encryption from afar

Remote debugging can be achieved with the J-Link Remote Server from Segger. It can debug target systems, thousands of miles away, even behind firewalls, says the company. It can be used for system bring-up when hardware availability is limited or expensive, advises Segger.

It can also be used for remote working, when it is impractical for developers to carry hardware home. Developers can connect from home and use any tool that supports J-Link. The J-Link operates exactly the same as if it were sitting on the developer’s office desk.

Paired with authenticated access to the J-Link Remote Server and the encrypted communication tunnel between software and probe, remote access is another debug option for the J-Link based on the proven algorithms of emCrypt. The authentication uses challenge-response methods to ensure the password is never visible on the wire. The end-to-end encryption of the debug stream ensures that the application can be securely transferred via wire.

The J-Link Remote Server can be used at no cost with any J-Link model, including base models with only USB interface. The software is included in the J-Link Software and Documentation Package that comes with every model J-Link or J Trace.

Segger Microcontroller has over 25 years of experience in embedded computer systems, producing software libraries and offering a full set of hardware tools (for development and production) and software tools.

Segger provides a real-time operating system (RTOS) and software libraries, including communication, security, data compression and storage and user interface software. Segger software is not covered by an open-source or required-attribution license and can be integrated in any commercial or proprietary product, without the obligation to disclose the combined source.

The company was founded by Rolf Segger in 1992, and is privately held. It has a US office in the Boston area and branch operations in Silicon Valley and the UK. It has distributors on most continents.


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