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Date of registration: Apr 17th 2014

Posts: 14


Monday, February 8th 2016, 9:48pm

Using J-Trace with Embedded Studio to debug code developed in Creator IDE

I am developing an app in the Cypress Creator IDE and I want to use J-Trace to debug it. I am using GCC to build it and the output from Creator is an Elf map file and ".o" object files. I can't seem to figure out if it is possible to use Embedded Studio to load the app to do debug and trace. I tried a few different Open's of the files but never end up with anything that is debug-able. Is this possible to do?
Edit: In a related question, if the above is indeed possible then is the Segger website correct that Embedded Studio can use the Trace capability of a J-Trace?

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "tmostad" (Feb 8th 2016, 10:23pm)


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Date of registration: Dec 18th 2007

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Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 5:22pm


Embedded Studio is not really designed to debug output files of 3rd party IDEs, however as it is GCC, it should work.
If you are compiling/building with one tool and just want to debug with another one, J-Link Debugger might be the right choice for you:

Both, J-Link Debugger as well as Embedded Studio support the tracing features of J-Trace.

Best regards



Date of registration: Apr 17th 2014

Posts: 14


Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 11:10pm

J-Link Debugger

At first glance it looks like the J-Link Debugger might do the job. Cypress Creator's outputted ELF from my application loaded just fine and I am able to do debug. I need to understand how to use the trace capability better and I will play with it until I come up with some informed questions.
It wasn't included as part of the J-Trace for Cortex-M as it appears to be for some of your other probes. I can't find a place on your site to purchase it. Is it for sale as an add-on to my J-Trace?



Date of registration: Jul 26th 2012

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Thursday, February 11th 2016, 2:34am

it seems your J-Trace already includes an J-Link debuuger license (from

J-Link Debugger can be used with J-Link PLUS, ULTRA+, PRO and J-Trace.
With other J-Link models, J-Link Debugger can be used without
restriction for evaluation purposes. In evaluation mode, you will see
the following screen each time a debug session is started...

Best regards,



Date of registration: Apr 17th 2014

Posts: 14


Thursday, February 11th 2016, 6:52pm

Chris, thanks! Guess I missed that. Appreciate the help.