Segger’s J-Link EDU mini is debug for the education sector

June 08, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Aiming to provide the educational community with professional but low-cost development tools , Segger’s J-Link EDU mini offers all of the advanced features associated with a commercial J-Link solution while being priced at only $18.

Features include the use of Segger's IDE Embedded Studio, Ozone Debugger and GDB Server, as well as other powerful visualization tools, such as SystemView and J-Scope. The only limitations are on the permitted use for educational purposes, speed of the probe (up to 200 kByte/sec) and the usage for Cortex-M targets via the SWD interface.

 

Any tool or IDE that supports J-Link debug probes will simply work with J-Link EDU mini, including Segger Embedded Studio, which can also be used without limitation for educational purposes. This covers tools running under Windows, Linux and MacOS X. Regardless of the development environment, the J-Link EDU mini is able to download directly into Flash memory and debug programs executing in Flash or RAM. It comes with the ability to set an unlimited number of breakpoints in Flash memory. At only 50 x 18 mm, its compact form factor saves valuable desk space.

 

“At Segger, we have been making professional tools available to students and hobbyists for a long time and will continue to do so. This is to make it possible for aspiring young engineers from around the globe to get familiar with and learn how to such tools early in their careers,” says Rolf Segger, founder of Segger Microcontroller.

 

Segger; www.segger.com/products/debug-probes/j-link/models/j-link-edu-mini/

 

[The Segger J-Link / J-Trace probe family is tool chain independent and works with free GDB - based tool chains as well as commercial IDEs. J-Trace PRO works with all currently available Cortex-M devices up to a 300 MHz maximum trace clock. It supports tracing on Cortex-M0/M0+/M1/M3/M4/M7 targets. J-Trace PRO also provides all the features of J-Link technology for Cortex-M, such as unlimited flash breakpoints and Monitor Mode Debugging.]