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XDS200 USB Debug Probe



The XDS200 is the latest family of JTAG debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. Designed to deliver good performance and the most common features that place it between the low cost XDS100 and the high performance XDS560v2, the XDS200 is the balanced solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless devices.

The XDS200 is designed to replace the aging XDS510 family of JTAG debuggers with higher JTAG data throughput, added support for ARM Serial Wire debug modes and reduced cost.

Following the trend for space reduction on modern TI development boards, all XDS200 variants feature a standard TI 20-pin connector as the primary JTAG connectivity to the target. In addition to that, all variants also feature modular target configuration adapters for TI and ARM standard JTAG headers (the offer of adapters varies per model).

The XDS200 supports the traditional IEEE1149.1 (JTAG), IEEE1149.7 (cJTAG) as well as ARM’s Serial Wire Debug (SWD) and Serial Wire Output (SWO) and operates with interface levels from +1.5V to 4.1V.

IEEE1149.7 or Compact JTAG (cJTAG) is a major improvement over the traditional JTAG, as it supports all its features while using only two pins, and is available in selected TI wireless connectivity microcontrollers.

Serial Wire Debug (SWD) is a debug mode that also uses two pins and transfers data at a higher clock rate when compared to JTAG. Serial Wire Output (SWO) adds one more pin that allows performing simple Trace operations on selected Cortex M4 microcontrollers.

All XDS200 models support a USB2.0 High Speed (480Mbps) connection to the host, with some models also supporting Ethernet 10/100Mbps. Also, some models support power consumption monitoring on the target board.

The XDS200 family is fully compatible with TI’s Code Composer Studio IDE. This combination gives a complete hardware development environment which includes an Integrated Debug Environment, Compiler, and full hardware debugging and Trace capability on selected TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity microcontrollers.

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The Spectrum Digital XDS200 is the first model of the XDS200 family of debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS200 family features a balance of low cost with good performance between the super low cost XDS100 and the high performance XDS560v2. Also, all XDS debug probes support Core and System Trace in all ARM and DSP processors that feature an Embedded Trace Buffer (ETB).

The Spectrum Digital XDS200 connects to the target board via a TI 20-pin connector (with multiple adapters for TI 14-pin, ARM 10-pin and ARM 20-pin) and to the host PC via USB2.0 High Speed (480Mbps). 

The Spectrum Digital XDS200 comes in a package consisting of:

  • XDS200 debug pod
  • TI 20-pin to TI 14-pin converter adapter
  • TI 20-pin to ARM 20-pin converter adapter
  • TI 20-pin to ARM 10-pin converter adapter
  • USB2.0 cable
  • Quick start guide

Devices supported:

  • Basic JTAG debug supports most TI microcontrollers (except MSP430), all wireless MCUs, most DSPs (except C54x, C62x, C67x) and all ARM processors
  • cJTAG debug supports all CC26xx, CC2538 and CC13xx devices
  • Serial Wire Debug (SWD) and Serial Wire Output (SWO) are available for selected microcontrollers and wireless connectivity microcontrollers
  • Core and System trace are available via the ETB in selected ARM and DSP processors
  • For more information on the trace capabilities of a particular device please refer to its technical reference manual (TRM)

You will need:

  • A host PC that matches the minimum requirements of the Code Composer Studio IDE
  • A target board that features one of the compatible JTAG headers

You may need:

  • An adapter to allow connecting to target boards that features different JTAG headers

Shipping information:

  • Product box dimensions: 130mm x 130mm x 50mm (5.0in x 5.0in x 2.0in)
  • Packaged product weight: 120g (4.0oz)