Piotr Esden-Tempski has this week launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise the $10,000 to take the new 1Bitsy and Black Magic Probe into production. The new hardware has been specifically designed to “ demystify ARM programming” say it’s creators.
The open-source ARM Cortex-M4F Development Platform and Black Magic Probe has been designed to provide a Plug & Play JTAG/SWD ARM debugger, more of which can be seen in the promotional video below.
Early bird pledges are now available from just $19 with delivery estimated to take place during February 2017 to certain countries around the world.
This Kickstarter is the release of the new Black Magic Probe V2.1 together with its companion demo platform 1Bitsy V1.0. By backing this project you are enabling us to purchase parts at large enough quantities to bring Black Magic Probe and 1Bitsy to all of you at a lower price. We think the Black Magic Probe is a major improvement to all JTAG debuggers that came before it and we want to invite you to join the user community of this amazing tool. The V2.1 is another step in improving the experience of embedded software development of ARM Cortex-M platforms. We believe this is an essential piece of ARM development and security research hardware. All of your pledges will help us to continue the development of this platform.
1Bitsy hardware features:This
• 38.1mm x 17.8mm or 1.5in x 0.7in size
• MCU: STM32F415RGT6 (64Pin TQFP)
• 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 core
• 168MHz CPU core frequency
• 192KB RAM
• 1MB Flash
• FPU (Floating Point Unit) single precision floating point arithmetic hardware instructions
• DSP (Digital Signal Processor) Instructions
• SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) Instructions
• 210 DMIPS (Dhrystone 2.1)
• USB Full Speed interface (12MBit)
• USB High Speed interface (12MBit with the built in FS PHY, 480MBit requires external PHY)
• 4bit SDIO interface (used for high speed SD Card)
• 10 x Timers (up to 32Bit resolution, up to 168MHz, up and down counting, synchronized 3 phase with complementary outputs and much more)
• 3 x 12-bit, 2.4 MSPS ADCs with 14 mux channels. Up to 7.2 MSPS in triple interleaved mode
• 2 x 12-bit, DACs
• General-purpose DMA: 16-stream DMA controller with FIFOs and burst support
• 2 x I2C (SMBus/PMBus)
• 6 x UART up to 10.5Mbit/s with modem, IrDA and LIN support
• 3 x SPI up to 42Mbit/s with I2S support for high fidelity audio output
• 2 x CAN 2.0B Active (requires external PHY)
• Cryptographic acceleration: hardware acceleration for AES 128, 192, 256, Triple DES, HASH (MD5, SHA-1), and HMAC
• True random number generator (RNG)
• CRC calculation unit
• RTC: subsecond accuracy, hardware calendar
• 3.3V 500mA Low Dropout Voltage regulator
• Full Speed (12MBit) OTG (Client & Host) Micro-USB connector
• Exposed USB pads allowing soldered USB cable extension
• User controllable LED
• User controllable push button
• 25MHz external high speed crystal oscillator
• 32.768kHz RTC crystal footprint
• 41 exposed GPIO with multiple hardware functions
• Standard ARM Cortex 10Pin JTAG / SWD program, debug and trace connector
Black Magic Probe hardware features:
• On board implementation of JTAG (Joint Test Access Group) protocol
• On board implementation of the SWD (Serial Wire Debug) protocol
• High speed data interface to the Device Under Test 4.5MBit
• On board implementation of the GNU Debugger Server protocol (no need for OpenOCD) works with stock arm-none-eabi-gdb (no patches or plugins needed)
• Automatic detection of the Device Under Test (no need for config files)
• Frontend Level shifter. Usable with targets that run on voltages as low as 1.7V and as high as 5V.
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