In order to address the demands of the educational community for low-cost, professional development tools, SEGGER has introduced the J-Link EDU mini. It offers all advanced features associated with a commercial J-Link solution at the price of USD 18. These include the use of SEGGER’s leading IDE Embedded Studio, Ozone Debugger, and GDB Server, along with some other powerful visualization tools like SystemView and J-Scope.
However, it has certain limitations regarding the permitted use for educational purposes; speed of the probe is up to 200 kByte/sec and the usage for Cortex-M targets via the SWD interface. Any tool or IDE that supports J-Link debug probes simply works with J-Link EDU mini, including SEGGER Embedded Studio. It can also be used without limitation for educational purposes. This covers tools running under Windows, Linux, and MacOS X.
SEGGER Introduces the J-Link EDU Mini Focused on the Educational Community
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Irrespective of the development environment, the J-Link EDU mini can download directly into Flash Memory and debug programs executing in Flash or RAM. It even offers the capability of setting an unlimited number of breakpoints in Flash memory. Dimensionally, it measures 50 mm x 18 mm i.e. 2-inches x ¾ inches. Having a compact form helps in saving a valuable desk space.
“At SEGGER, we have been making professional tools available to students and hobbyists for a long time and will continue to do so. This is to make it possible for aspiring young engineers from around the globe to get familiar with and learn how to such tools early in their careers. Making J-Link functionality available at such a low price is another effort to create equal opportunities and ensure our technology is accessible to everyone,” says Rolf Segger, founder of SEGGER Microcontroller.
About J-Link / J-Trace
The SEGGER J-Link / J-Trace is the most popular debug probe family on the market. It is tool chain independent and works with free GDB – based tool chains as well as commercial IDEs. J-Trace PRO works with all currently available Cortex-M devices up to a 300MHz maximum trace clock. It supports tracing on Cortex-M0/M0+/M1/M3/M4/M7 targets. J-Trace PRO also provides all the features of J-Link technology for Cortex-M, such as unlimited flash breakpoints and Monitor Mode Debugging.
With the J-Link family, investments in the debug probe are preserved when changing compiler or even CPU architecture. J-Link supports multiple CPU families; there is no need to buy a new J-Link or new license when switching to a different yet supported CPU family or toolchain. All J-Links are fully compatible to each other, so an upgrade from a lower-end model to a higher-end model is a matter of a simple plug-and-play.
SEGGER Microcontroller is a full-range supplier of software, hardware and development tools for embedded systems. The company offers support throughout the whole development process with affordable, high quality, flexible and easy-to-use tools and components. SEGGER offers solutions for secure communication as well as data and product security, meeting the needs of the rapidly evolving IoT. SEGGER was founded in 1997, is privately held, and is growing steadily. Headquartered in Germany with a US office in the Boston area and distributors in all continents, SEGGER offers its full product range worldwide.
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