J-Link no USB enumeration
Max. 10 J-Links enumerate
When connecting multiple J-Links to USB 3.0 ports + hubs, it can happen that Windows only enumerates up to 10 J-Links and then throw enumeration errors. Depending on the USB setup, it may also be only 8 or 9 J-Links that are enumerated. This is not a problem in the J-Link USB driver, but a limitation of the USB 3.0 controller, as the error message indicates:
Sample setup with error
The following shows a sample setup which produces such an error
Sample setup workarounds
The following shows different sample setups which workaround the problem and let Windows enumerate all J-Links.
Eliminate the first level USB 3.0 hub and connect the other hubs directly to the PC:
Use a USB 2.0 hub instead of the first level USB 3.0 hub:
Connection lost on firmware update
J-Link USB Isolator in between
When issuing a firmware update and having J-Link connected to the PC via a J-Link USB Isolator, on some specific models it can happen that communication is lost on firmware update. This is due to a bootloader problem in these devices that unfortunately cannot be fixed via a firmware update. For these J-Links, firmware updates should be applied with no USB Isolator in between. After the firmware update has been successfully performed, the USB Isolator can be used again.
- J-Link PRO V4
- J-Link ULTRA+ V4