JTAG emulator for Texas Instruments processors connects via USB

August 09, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Providing software designers a mid-range option for embedded designs, TI has TI introduced the XDS200 at $295, the latest unit in TI's software emulator family.

Adding to its embedded processing software and tools ecosystem, TI has announced a new class of JTAG emulator, the XDS200 that can be utilised for hardware debugging, algorithm development and programming on TI's embedded processors. Providing a balance of cost and performance, the XDS200 emulator fits in the overall TI emulator portfolio between the entry-level XDS100 JTAG emulator and the XDS560v2 JTAG emulator with system trace receiver. XDS200 JTAG emulators support a USB connection to the host computer and work with 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.

JTAG emulators give developers direct access to the application program, memory and registers, and provide the ability to control device execution. All TI JTAG emulators, including the new XDS200, can be controlled through a software integrated development environment (IDE), such as TI's Code Composer Studio IDE, which can be employed across TI's entire embedded processing portfolio.

The XDS200 offers;

- Significant performance and productivity improvement over the entry-level, scan-based XDS100 JTAG emulator, allowing a larger array of debug capabilities, power levels and IEEE standards.

- Supports for 14-pin TI, 20-pin TI, 20-pin ARM and 10-pin ARM Cortex JTAG headers.

- Debug capabilities, such as emulation connect/disconnect, read/write memory, read registers, load program, run, halt, step, software and hardware breakpoint support and real-time mode.

- Support for traditional IEEE 1149.1 (JTAG), IEEE 1149.7 (cJTAG) and Serial Wire Debug (SWD) for a large variety of embedded software designs.

- A broad range of JTAG interface input/output power levels (+1.5v to +4.1V).

- Software design on nearly all TI embedded processors.

If a developer is unsure whether to move from an entry-level XDS100 to the new XDS200, they can visit http://www.ti.com/xds200-pr-lp2 for a recommended selection guide.

TI, www.ti.com