J-Link on-board adds Drag & Drop applications programming feature

November 26, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Segger has introduced a Drag & Drop “intuitive programming" feature to its J-Link OB single-chip on-board debug probe.

A J-Link OB with Drag & Drop capability appears both as a debug probe and as a flash drive on the user's computer. The J-Link's performance and functionality for programming and debugging remain unchanged; the additional flash drive capability simplifies programming the target to dragging a Motorola S-record, Intel Hex, or plain binary file onto the J-Link Drive using the desktop.

J-Link Drive enables manufacturers, and third-party software developers, to deploy ready-to-go demonstration applications to customers who can then quickly evaluate the capability of the board, software, and device—all without installing complex development software.

When customers outgrow the convenience of J-Link Drive and fixed demonstration applications, they can use the full potential of the target board using the J-Link OB as a debug probe backed by industry-wide support.

Developed by Segger’s Embedded Experts Team, J-Link OB offers an opportunity for board manufacturers to provide a polished way of delivering integrated solutions to customers, and enhance the experience over time by adding new applications and features that just “drop into place.”

All major operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) are supported and existing OS drivers already support J-Link Drive.

J-Link OB targets ARM, MIPS or Renesas devices now. Multiple options exist for the J-Link OB MCU, starting at less than $1 in hardware cost. Segger’s Embedded Experts Team can tailor J-Link OB firmware to meet exact requirements; for example, deploying encrypted applications to demonstrate capabilities but keep algorithms and IP safe.

Segger; www.segger.com/jlink-ob.html#drag-and-drop