PE Micro Multilink Debug Probe
PEmicro’s Multilink is a debug probe which allows a PC access to the Background Debug Mode (BDM) or JTAG interface on wide range of ARM Cortex and NXP®/STmicroelectronics processor families. The Multilink is available in two different configurations, MULTILINK_ACP and MULTILINK_UNIVERSAL, which have the same functionality and vary only by their supported MCU's. It connects between a USB port on a Windows machine and the standard debug connector on the target. The NXP & STmicroelectronics microcontrollers are supported via the multiple headers located under a flip lid on the USB Multilink. Ribbon cables suitable for a variety of architectures are included.
- USB interface from PC to Multilink allows for fast, easy programming and debugging -- with the ease and compatibility of the USB interface.
- Draws power from USB interface-- no separate power supply required (draws less than 1mA from the target).
- Target Voltage: 1.8V-5.25V
- Supports JTAG daisy chaining of multiple ARM MCUs
Pipelined programming algorithms for some Power Architecture families that dramatically increase programming speed.
- ARM device support includes both the JTAG and SWD protocols
- Includes USB cable, Type A Male to Type B Male, 6-ft (1.85m).
- Auto-frequency detection + trimming capabilities for HCS08 devices.
- Auto-frequency detection for HC(S)12(X) devices.
- Generates programming voltage on RESET line for RS08 devices.
- Programming ISP software available for PC based programming
ARM Cortex devices
8/16/32 bit devices:
- Atmel: SAMxxx
- Cypress: CCG2, CCG3PA, EZ-BLE-PSoC-PRoC, EZ-BLE-PSoC6, FM3, PRoC-BLE, PSoC4, PSoC5, PSoC6, Traveo II
- GigaDevice: GD32
- Infineon: XMC
- Maxim Integrated: DARWIN
- NordicSemi: nRF51, nRF52
- NXP: Automotive, iMX, Kinetis, LPC, Sensors, Trimension, Vybrid
- OnBright: OB90Rxx
- ON Semiconductor: RSL10
- Redpine Signals: WiSeMCU
- Silergy (Maxim): AM0x, AM1x, MAX716xx
- Silicon Labs: EFM32, EFR32, SiM3
- STMicroelectronics: Bluetooth, STM32
- Texas Instruments: LM3S, LM4, SimpleLink, TM4C12x
- Toshiba: TX00, TX03, TX04
- WIZnet: W7500x
- ColdFire® V1
- ColdFire® V2/V3/V4
- HC08, HCS08, RS08
Note: Multilink support for NXP's MPC5xx/8xx, 68HC16, and 683xx devices is available on PEmicro's Multilink FX.
MULTILINK debug probes support PEmicro software and a wide range of third party IDEs. View a list of supported third-party ARM-based IDEs along with links to setup guides and user manuals where available. A condensed list is below
- MCUXpresso IDE (SWO debug)
- Kinetis® Design Studio
- S32 Design Studio for ARM
- S32 Design Studio for Vision
- S32 Design Studio for Power
- IAR Workbench
- Keil MDK-ARM IDE
- Keil uVision IDE
- Infineon DAVE IDE
- Mentor Graphics Sourcery Codebench
- Cosmic IDEA
More details about Supported ARM IDE's
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PEmicro's UNITACMP Library SDK for ARM Cortex-M processors is free to download. This allows the user to create an application which can fully control the execution of an embedded processor via one of PEmicro’s hardware interfaces, such as the Multilink debug probe.
PEmicro's no-cost GDB Server for ARM devices (Eclipse plug-in) includes the following powerful features:
- Real-Time Expression View
This view gives the user the ability to view variables and memory while a target ARM device is running. Sometimes the process of halting the target masks a bug. Sometimes, in order to reproduce a particular bug, the program must be kept running while being fed a particular set of data. In those cases, having the ability to view variable values as they change without halting the target is a great asset.
- OS-Aware Feature Supports FreeRTOS
The GDB server will automatically detect the presence, type, and configuration of an OS by querying the application’s symbol table for identifying characteristics. Using these discovered symbols, the debugger can traverse the kernel’s internal data structures to enumerate the available threads and their corresponding execution context. This information is then used to dynamically populate the Eclipse views as the user navigates between the threads. Additional OS support is expected to be added soon.
- Single-Wire Output (SWO) Debug Tools
By using NXP's MCUXpresso or PEmicro's plug-in for ARM-based GDB IDEs, users can monitor multiple variables and expressions in real time, use printf calls to be notified when specific events occur during the debug session, and use trace capture to log user-specified events and triggers. This allows much more insight into the operation of the user's code.