ARM’s highest performing processor, extending the capabilities of mobile and enterprise computing. Read More...
The new BDI3000 high-speed BDM/JTAG Interface from Abatron is the latest addition to the successful worldwide BDI family (BDI1000/BDI2000) of BDM/JTAG probes. The BDI3000 offers high performance, great flexibility and excellent product quality.
The BDI3000 offers JTAG debug support for ARM and XScale targets. It is an excellent choice when coupled with GNU/GDB tools commonly used to support Linux kernel debugging and board bring up. The BDI3000 allows communication via RS232 and Ethernet (10/100) between the development computer and the BDM or JTAG interface of the target system. The BDI3000 offers fast program download speed up to 1500 Kbytes/ and BDM/JTAG clock speed up to 32 MHz. The new BDI3000 supports target system voltages from 1.2 to 5 V and offers flash memory on-board programming.
The increasing complexity of today’s software and hardware designs is leading to some fresh approaches to debugging. Silicon manufacturers offer more and more on-chip debugging features for emulation of new processors.
This capability implemented in various processors under such names as Background Debug Mode (BDM), JTAG and on-chip emulation, puts basic debugging functions on the chip itself. With a BDM or JTAG debug port, you control and monitor the microcontroller solely through the stable on-chip debugging services. This debugging mode runs even when the target system crashes and enables developers to continue investigating the cause of the crash.
Capitalizing on this technology, Abatron offers the high-speed BDI3000 BDM/JTAG interface with comprehensive support for debuggers from leading vendors. As a result of consistent implementation of the latest technology, the BDI3000 is optimally prepared for further enhancements. The firmware and programmable logic of the BDI3000 can be updated by the user with a simple configuration program. Host development environments supported include Linux, Windows, Solaris and UNIX.
Certified for use with the Abatron BDI3000, LinuxScope-JTD ™ (JTAG Target Debugger) is a debugger for the Eclipse IDE that has been optimized for use with Abatron's BDI2000 BDM/JTAG probe. LinuxScope-JTD ™ leverages the capabilities of the BDI probe, which already supports a wide range of embedded CPUs to provide a complete software debugging solution for the Linux kernel. LinuxScope also provides users with the ability to program a wide range of common flash and strata flash devices. Because it is built on Eclipse, it is easy to add in a user defined tool chain to support application building and debugging.