JTAG is an interface that allows 1) testing of inter-chip connections 2) programming of Flash, microcontroller and FPGA devices.

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JTAG connection

I'm looking the datasheet of Atmel's SAM E70 about jtag connection. In my research i was found that to programming the device i need 5 signals: TMS TCK TDI TDO NRST But i can't find in how ...
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JTAG not erase entire flash memory in code composer studio with MSP-FET

I am using MSP430F2619 for storing device specific parameters in internal Flash memory using flash write routines. while debugging using JTAG MSP-FET I found that my flash is getting written during ...
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Multiple USB - JTAG devices, how to specify target over Xilinx XMD?

I couldn't find an answer to this anywhere, so I'll post my hack-tastic solution here with the hopes that anyone else who comes across this same problem can share a better answer. I need to ...
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Resolve SWD Communication Failure

I have developed a board with stm32f373VB and I'm trying to test the PCB with ULINK/2 and uVision V4.70.0. I got a SWD Communication Failure, and I can't program the uC. And here is the layout: ...
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PREV601 board and SWD interface?

I am thinking to buy the PREV601 demo board. I have read its documentation and it says I should buy LPC-Link in order to flash/debug the device. I already have JTAG/SWD debug adapters. By looking at ...
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How to Use an External ST-Link/V2 with the STM32F4 Discovery Board

I have a STM32F4 Discovery board and a ST-Link/V2 programmer. I want to use my own ST-Link (not the embedded one) for programming and debugging the board. How should I connect the external ST-Link ...
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Is it possible to run a flash memory dump from a production device inside of an emulator/simulator?

I am not sure if this is the right forum, or if it would be better suited in a different SE sub, though I figure this is an appropriate place for it. I am wondering if there are any emulators that ...
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Problems while trying to flash a memory using openocd and jtag

I'm using openocd and jtag for the very first time in my life (after 30 years of playing with electronics), when I dump the flash using dump_image, I got a 4 byte sequence (0x80 0x01 0x59 0x18) in ...
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Extracting firmware using JTAG

I've searched around and found quite a few examples of articles claiming to have extracted firmware from some device using the JTAG interface. I have read further that there is no general procedure ...
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JTAG daisy chained EXTEST

I have 2 different ICs. Separately, i have found out which instructions give me access to all Boundary Scan registers on each IC. I daisy chained them, ie. IC1 TDO to IC2 TDI I shift in the ...
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JTAG boundary scan registers

On the internet, it always shows that each pin of the IC has its own Boundary Scan register (the yellow boxes) But looking at BSDL files there are actually more BS registers than pins. So for the ...
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Trace Dimensions limitation for JTAG signals

I have a JTAG bus that I need to go over PCB (or could make cable) for about 12 inches. I am trying to figure out the signal integrity specs for the JTAG bus ... what trace width vs. trace length I ...
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XC7Z020 JTAG not connecting

In our design I am using a Xilinx XC7Z020 Zynq SoC. In some of the boards JTAG is not connecting, I have checked JTAG cables are working with other boards.
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How to test Ethernet PHY's MDI interface through JTAG Boundary scan

We now use SCANWORKS Boundary Scan Tool from ASSET to make Ethernet SWITCH's manufacturing test. But in almost all PHY chips from broadcom corp, the MDI interfaces are "Linkage" bits. It means that ...
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Programming MSP430 based chips (sans Launchpad)

I'm wanting to move into working with the full range of MSP430 chips, especially their Ultra Low Power versions. As I understand it, I'll need the chip I want to program, a JTAG programmer, and the ...
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Why are words in reverse order when reading from a flash?

I dumped the contents of a NAND flash chip, and do not understand why would each of the words in the image be in the reverse order. This CFI-compatible flash is connected to a TI AR7 SoC that ...
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what to do with JTAG pins when idle?

So I have this design here where I talk via JTAG from a microprocessor to a CPLD. The JTAG protocol is done via bit-banging of four GPIO pins. This connection is just very infrequently. It's just ...
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How to program custom iNemo M1 board with STM32F4 Discovery and ST-Link Utility?

I have developed my own ST iNemo based board, and I'm trying to program it with the Discovery board. The iNemo board is connected to the VCC pin of the discovery for the power supply while ...
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FTDI2232d + TM4C1294 configurations

I posted this question before, but I am still struggling with this. I captured a schematic and others in this time so it should be more clear to see what's going on. I was given a custom board ...
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How to snip pin off .05" pitch header

What cutter will work for cutting a pin off a .05" pitch pin header? I need to do this to make a 9 pin Cortex debug header and the part is so small I'm not sure even a miniature cutter will be able to ...
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ARM JTAG Debugging Internals

I want to learn how JTAG is interacting with ARM core more in detail. All explanations I have found so far are very basic and just cover JTAG tap controller with a simple state machine diagram. I ...
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How to test USB 2.0 HS ULPI PHY through JTAG boundary scan?

To facilitate board testing, I need to test chip-to-chip connectivity between a CPU with a ULPI interface, and a USB 2.0 PHY. My goal is to do the entirety of the test trough the JTAG interface. The ...
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MSP430 Programming BSL vs Spy-Bi_Wire

Does an MSP430 (Specifically the LaunchPad F5529) retain its code which was transferred via the Spy-Bi-Wire (SBW) Port? Or do I need to use the BSL to program the chip? In layman's terms what is the ...
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AT32 UC3a3256 connnection problem

I've built a custom board containing an AVR AT32UC3a3256, I'd like to program it using the JTAG connector from the Atmal JTAGICE mk2. When I try to connect it I can't read the JTAG id, it always gives ...
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How do I route many FPGAs in JTAG chain?

I'm designing a chain of Xilinx FPGAs. There are many (e.g 32 or more) devices with short distance (about 10~15 cm) that I want to connect them together in a chain. I'm not sure about TMS and TCK ...
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JTAG: Failed to get CPU status after 4 retries

I have a Toshiba TC35667 evaluation board (ARM cortex) with BLE module. I have done proper jumper settings according to their starter guide. But I can't download the code. Getting error "Failed to get ...
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Using Atmel-ICE hardware debugger

A while ago we had a project and wanted to program Atmel microcontrollers. Since the project stalled after some time, we never did anything with it. So here it is, lying on my desk this sunday and ...
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MCU Debugging: What is the difference between ITM, SWV and Trace?

What is the difference between ITM (Instrumentation Trace Macrocell), SWV (serial wire viewer) and Trace? For example, in an Atmel SAMG53 ARM M4F; it supports: ...
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JTAG Circuit to prevent back powering

Reading a presentation on an MPU evaluation board I found this particular circuit: Can someone please explain me the logic behind this and what is this "back powering" scenario that the ...
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Trouble configuring Virtex-5 FPGA using JTAG

I'm trying to configure a Virtex-5 FPGA on a custom board and I'm using Xilinx iMPACT in order to program the FPGA using a JTAG interface. But iMPACT has trouble detecting the FPGA and gives an error ...
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Use Atmel-ICE programmer for other JTAG debugging

I'm new to electronics and come from the software side of things. Now we are working on a project and we need to program a MCU. Since it's an Atmel MCU we had to get a programmer. It is the Atmel-ICE ...
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Is it possible to connect FT2232D's 3V3OUT pin to VCCIO for USB-JTAG programming?

I want to design a USB-JTAG Programmer with FT2232D. And I want to program Xilinx spartan3 FPGA with it, so I need 3.3 volt logic for VCCIO. Datasheet indicates that FT2232D has an internal regulator ...
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FTDI chip (FT2232D) malfunction

I'd designed a USB-JTAG Programmer with FT2232D. I programmed Xilinx spartan3 FPGA 2 times yesterday and everything was perfect. But today when I connect it to my laptop I see the following message: ...
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Texas Instruments F28035. Problem downloading software

I am developing an application based on F28035 with CCSv6. The first version of the software was developed using the Experimenter Kit along with the F28035 ControlCARD. In the second stage of ...
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What kind of JTAG connector is this?

I have two circuit boards that are almost identical. One has a JTAG socket, and one does not. I want to add a socket to the one that doesn't have one, but I don't know which part to get. This is the ...
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Loading firmware via JTAG without soldering on headers every time?

Is there a good way to load firmware onto a PCB that has a 2x5 arrangement of JTAG headers that doesn't involve soldering on pins every time? I tried getting come pogo pins in the hopes of being able ...
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What is this socket name and where can I buy the female counterpart?

I have this socket on a PCB which is half inch wide (1.27 centimeters) with pins being close together (I think 0.05") and not uniformly spaced like in a normal IDC connector. I need to create a ribbon ...
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AVR ATmega breakpoints and BREAK instruction

I use AVR Studio 4, JTAGIce MkII-CN, gcc for debugging. It works generally OK but sometimes happens after some unspecific interruption (reset, power cycle, etc.) that AVR Studio breakpoint remains ...
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About spring loaded solderless connector for JTAG pads

The 14-pin JTAG header on a PCB, JTAG pads without holes, no other holes on PCB around JTAG connection area. Does it exist a special solderless JTAG connector for connecting JTAG cable to such JTAG ...
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Is there a way to prevent code being read from an MSP430 without blowing the fuse?

I was recently involved at a project in a small company where we had fears of someone taking the code from the master chip, an MSP430F2419, and using it for a competing product. We ended up blowing ...
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Grounding JTAG Lines

I'm working with a board design that uses a Xilinx CoolRunner II CPLD (XC2C256-7VQ100I). We're currently working with the customer, and setting up the pins they'll be using external from our board to ...
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What is the difference between Atmel ICE, Atmel SAM-ICE and Atmel JTAGICE mkII?

What is the difference between Atmel ICE, Atmel SAM-ICE and Atmel JTAGICE mkII? From what I understand, Atmel ICE is cheaper and better in every way, support more families, thus why would one buy the ...
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Is it possible do download a programm FROM a microprocessor? [closed]

I really don't find anything on this topic. I'm not sure if JTAG may give such possibilities. [Edit]:I found out, that for example with AVR Processors it's possible, as long as the corresponding fuse ...
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Different JTAG debug options for ATmega1281

Background: I've inherited my first ATMEL project. It's using an ATmega128A, coded in AVR Studio 4, with the Olimex AVR-JTAG-USB debugger. I've learned how to use these tools, although I'm still ...
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ATmega dual pin function JTAG and analog input

I need measure temperature to adjust ticks as temperature changes. I suppose thermistor nearby crystal (10ppm) as low cost solution. I'm using AT90USBxxx but I have allocated PF0-3 for more important ...
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Problem with Xilinx SDK - Failed to Scan JTAG Chain

I am having an issue with running a simple Hello World program on the Trenz TE0720-01 board with a Zync 7020 FPGA. I have been following the tutorial to setup and run the Hello World program given ...
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In-System Programming of FPGA by MCU

Let me know if this is the wrong place for this, but I am looking to program an FPGA (Spartan 6, I believe) using a microcontroller. Right now the way I am thinking about doing this is I will load ...
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JTAG adapter without VTREF

I am designing a USB JTAG adapter using FT2232D. Most JTAG reference designs use a level translator to drive JTAG pins with VREF. I understand VREF is used because different voltage levels at target ...
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Powering the MCU (basic), is this circuit suitable?

Shown is a basic circuit diagram to power a MCU. I am using the recommended caps for the test circuit for the regulator. Should I put a diode between the +ve terminal of the power source and the ...
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More info about J-link v8

I have a J-link v8 and want to use it, but I can't find its name in Segger homepage, I want to know what ARM core it support and is it support BeagleBone or RPi.