SEGGER J-Link Probe Debug Operation

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To use the SEGGER J-Link BASE debug probe in MPLAB® X IDE, create or open a project in MPLAB X IDE with “SEGGER J-Link” selected as the Hardware Tool.

Figure: SEGGER J-Link as Project Hardware Tool


For more information about the SEGGER J-Link BASE debug probe, see this documentation concerning the probe:

Basic Debug

Basic debug functions are available:

  • Run, Halt, Reset
  • Step Into, Step Over

Hardware Breakpoints

Hardware (HW) breakpoints are available and depend on the device used.

  • PIC32: 6

Software/Flash Breakpoints

Software (SW) or “Flash” breakpoints are available as described below:

  • Linux and Mac operating systems: Flash Breakpoints are not supported with the J-Link Base model.
  • Windows operating systems: After all HW breakpoints are used, a "Flash Breakpoints Notice" dialog will open. Proceed by clicking one of the buttons described in the table below.

Table: Flash Breakpoint Notice Dialog

Button Operation
Yes Use unlimited Flash breakpoints on a trial basis
No Go to a website to get a license that supports unlimited Flash breakpoints
Install existing license Install an existing license that supported unlimited Flash breakpoints
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