Segger Embedded Studio adds support for 3rd party debug probes

Using the GDB protocol, Segger Embedded Studio V4.20 can be used with any debug probe with a GDB server. The latest version of Embedded Studio has fully configurable support for debug probes using the protocol.

This new feature is included in all editions: Arm, Cortex-M, and RISC-V, on Windows, macOS, and Linux 32- and 64-bit platforms.

Embedded Studio can automatically launch the third party GDB server on starting a debug session. Port number, host and protocol features are configurable and the GDB server software is executed in a separate process which means it does not affect the stability of Embedded Studio, says Segger.

The new implementation is tested and ready-to-go with J-Link GDB server, OpenOCD, as well as ST-Link GDB server on Windows.

Embedded Studio can be easily downloaded from the company website and evaluated without code size, feature or time limit, confirms Segger. It can be used free of charge for educational and non-commercial purposes, without having to be registered.

“This new release enables users of debug probes other than our market-leading J-Link to take full advantage of Embedded Studio,” commented Ivo Geilenbrügge, managing director at Segger.

Segger Microcontroller has over 25 years’ 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 software libraries that include communication, security, data compression and storage and user interface software.

Its professional software libraries and tools for embedded system development are designed to be simple to use and optimised for the requirements imposed by resource-constrained embedded systems. The company also supports the entire development process with affordable, high-quality, flexible, easy-to-use tools.

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

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