Adafruit have this week announced the arrival of a new product to their range of electronic components with the availability of the new Black Magic Probe version 2.1 which comes complete with JTAG and Serial cable. The Black Magic Probe has been designed by 1BitSquared with Black Sphere Technologies. Offering users a next-generation debugging tool, perfect for your ARM Cortex hacking. “Unlike most dongles, you don’t need to use OpenOCD or STLink. Instead, the BMP is itself a GDB server port, emulated through the USB serial connection.” Explains Adafruit.
“The Black Magic Probe is a modern, in-application debugging tool for embedded microprocessors. It allows you see what is going on ‘inside’ an application running on an embedded microprocessor while it executes. It is able to control and examine the state of the target microprocessor using a JTAG or Serial Wire Debugging (SWD) port and on-chip debug logic provided by the microprocessor. The probe connects to a host computer using a standard USB interface. The user is able to control exactly what happens using the GNU source level debugging software, GDB.” For full specifications and purchasing options jump over to the official Adafruit online store via the link below.
Features include :
– GDB server port without the need of special PC side software.
– TTL level serial interface
– SWD and JTAG support
– Supports 1.7V up to 5V targets
– Can provide 3.3V to the target (up to 100mA)
– Semihosting support
– Works on Linux, Mac and Windows
– Works with Eclipse and other Integrated Development Environments
– Supports STM32, LPC11, LM3S – full support list
– DroneCode compatible
The Black Magic Probe allows you to:
– Load your application into the target Flash memory or RAM.
– Single step through your program.
– Run your program in real-time and halt on demand.
– Examine and modify CPU registers and memory.
– Obtain a call stack backtrace.
– Set up to 6 hardware assisted breakpoints.
– Set up to 4 hardware assisted read, write or access watchpoints.
– Set unlimited software breakpoints when executing your application from RAM.