Compact package enables embedded debug for verification and test beds

June 16, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Segger’s (Hilden, Germany) J-Link BASE Compact and the J-Link PLUS Compact are reduced-outline variants of the J-Link models designed for minimal footprint and to mount securely and unobtrusively into development or end user equipment.

J-Link can be placed into existing equipment housings or on reserved space for direct-to-PCB mounting. The compact J-Link models enable fixed setups to be deployed using identical features, behaviour and specifications to mainstream J-Link models. Applications envisaged include test fixtures that are used to automate firmware verification during development. The J-Link Compact models can also be installed into development or evaluation setups for long-term test or integrated firmware reflash in the field. It is also possible to install the J-Link Compact as a module in end equipment to reduce the number of tools that service technicians must carry around. Engineers responsible for verification, validation and test often require automated solutions, that can easily be fitted into a fixture, Segger concludes.