The iONE-BT debugger from iSYSTEM allows wireless communication via Bluetooth between a target application and a PC running iSYSTEM's winIDEA debugging software. The company states the iONE-BT is the industry's first wireless debugger. The iONE-BT consists of two modules: a debug module that attaches to the target via standard connections (i.e., JTAG) and which contains a Bluetooth antenna and a Bluetooth dongle which attaches to the host PC by USB.
iSYSTEM also offers options for a SuperCap or battery power module. The SuperCap module receives its power input from the target system. While power from the target is available, it directly supplies the iONE-BT module and charges an integrated back-up energy storage element. When the target is unpowered, the iONE-BT is supplied by the back-up energy storage. The Bluetooth communication is compliant to Bluetooth standard 3.0. The transmit power is Class 2 (typ. 0dBm) with a range of approximately 10m. The bandwidth is approximately 2.1 Mbit/second. Operating voltage is 3.3V.
The system will be demonstrated for the first time at the ARM TechCon Conference and Trade Show in Santa Clara, October 30 and 31st . iSYSTEM will show the product in its Booth #623 .
The iONE-BT will be first available as a debugger for the ARM Cortex-M family of microcontrollers. Other cores will be supported in the future. The debugging and trace analysis interface, winIDEA, along with options such as testIDEA, are identical for the iONE-BT as for all of the other iSYSTEM hardware debug modules, such as the iC5000.
The iONE-BT will be available for the ARM Cortex-M at the end of Q1, 2014.