SEGGER introduces a new Drag & Drop “intuitive programming” feature to its J-Link OB (on-board) single-chip 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 high 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 without installing complex development software. When customers outgrow the convenience of J-Link Drive and fixed demonstration applications, they can unleash the full potential of the target board using the J-Link OB as a debug probe backed by unparalleled, industry-wide support.
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, e.g. deploying encrypted applications to demonstrate capabilities but keep algorithms and IP safe.