Segger announces J-Link software is available for Linux on Arm

The entire J-Link software portfolio from Segger is now available for Linux on Arm. This includes both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, the command-line programs and graphic user interface (GUI) tools such as J-Flash, J-Flash SPI, J-Scope, the J-Link Configurator and the GUI version of the GDB Server.

The compatibility with Linux on Arm means that J-Link can now be used on Raspberry Pi and other Arm-based machines, without any limitations, confirms Alex Grüner, Segger’s CTO. “Small single board Arm computers now offer the same functionality as x86 powered machines,” he said. He added: “The inexpensive Raspberry Pi and similar boards are now viable options, especially in test farms and production environments.”

J-Link for Linux on ARM supports the same target devices and features found in existing J-Link packages for other platforms. This includes high-speed download into flash memory and an unlimited number of breakpoints, even in flash memory, as well as the GDB Server to make it compatible with all popular development environments.

The new package adds to those already available for Windows, macOS, and Linux on x86, all of which support 32-bit and 64-bit hosts.

All packages for all platforms are maintained and updated in parallel. They are publicly available for download, at no charge, from the company’s website.

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 an RTOS and a selection of software libraries including communication, security, data compression and storage and user interface software. The company’s professional software libraries and tools for embedded system development are designed for simple usage and are optimised for the requirements imposed by resource-constrained embedded systems. The company also supports the entire development process with design tools.

The German privately held company has offices in the US and the UK, and distributors on most continents.

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