J-Link supports assigning a nickname to it to make it easily distinguishable from other J-Links by more then only the serial number. This especially makes sense in large scale setups where there are multiple J-Links connected to a PC for testing (test farms) etc.
In the following, the requirements to use the nickname feature are listed.
- The nickname feature is supported by V6.49a and later of the J-Link software: Download
- For an overview which models support the J-Link nickname feature, please refer to the model feature overview
Where the nickname is shown
The nickname is shown in two places:
- J-Link Configurator
- J-Link Selection dialog
How to asign a nickname
A nickname can only be assigned to the J-Link via the J-Link Configurator. To assign a nickname in the Configurator, double-click (or right-click->Configure) the J-Link you want to assign a nickname to and write it into the "Nickname" section.
- The nickname cannot exceed a length of 32 characters
- Only ASCII characters are valid
- The nickname must not contain any periods (' . ')
- The nickname must not contain any colons (' : ')
- After assigning a nickname, the J-Link must be power-cycled for the changes to take effect
- The J-Link's firmware is supposed to be up to date