3rd Party Debug Hardware Support
Get started quickly with the on-board "Mini-Wiggler" debugger available on Infineon starter kits for the AURIX™ TC2x and TC3x multi-core microcontrollers. This 3rd party tool is supported within winIDEA. Simply connect your development PC to the on-board micro USB connector and you are ready to start developing.
Renesas RL78 and RH850
The Renesas E1 On-Chip Debugger is supported for the RH850 and RL78 range of microcontroller products. Due to limitations of the E1 Debugger hardware, functionality together with iSYSTEM software is limited to flash programming, communication via JTAG or LPD, and standard debug functionality. Additionally, only binary files generated by Greenhills' GHS or the IAR compiler are supported.
In order to support the advanced trace capabilities of some Renesas' microcontrollers, we recommend considering our range of BlueBox On-Chip Analysers.
Most Cortex®-M microcontroller suppliers provide a range of development and evaluation boards, allowing developers to quickly create prototypes or test basic ideas. Such boards are often fitted or shipped with a basic debug tool, making start-up simple. iSYSTEM supports a handful of the more common debug tools.
Many development boards are simply fitted with a micro-USB socket that is used to power the board and provide access to the on-board debug interface. CMSIS-DAP is actually a standard debug functionality defined by ARM® and supported by a range of suppliers, such as the Microchip (Atmel) SAM Xplained development boards.
CMSIS-DAP based development boards can be used for free together with our winIDEA Open development software with binary code generated by the GNU GCC tool chain. Due to the hardware implementation, functionality is limited to flash programming and basic debugging. Since no licensing is available, we recommend considering upgrading to a BlueBox On-Chip Analyser for full development and support.
Debug tools from Segger are very common among ARM® Cortex®-M developers and they often appear on their development and evaluation boards. The J-Link Debugger is also supported by our winIDEA Open, supporting flash programming and basic debugging. winIDEA Open is limited to binary files generated by the GNU GCC tool chain. This makes it ideal for evaluation purposes during the prototyping phase of your embedded software project.
The J-Link can be licensed to work with our full version of winIDEA, limited only by the debug hardware itself in its functionality. For advanced development, including code coverage and timing analysis, we recommend considering upgrading to a BlueBox On-Chip Analyzer for full development.
Designed for ST Microelectronics' STM32 microcontroller devices, the ST-Link is the ideal starting tool for debugging and programming of these devices. Supported by our winIDEA Open, it is possible to program flash and undertake basic debugging - ideal for first prototypes and trying out new ideas.
The ST-Link can be licensed to work with our full version of winIDEA, limited only by the debug hardware itself in its functionality. For advanced development, including code coverage and timing analysis, we recommend considering upgrading to a BlueBox On-Chip Analyzer.