Supported IDEs

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The following table lists the IDEs fully supporting J-Link/J-Trace and the additional features of J-Link/J-Trace, which can be used with them. All following IDEs have debug support, including: Download to flash and RAM, memory read/write, CPU register read/write, run control (go, step, halt), software breakpoints in RAM, hardware breakpoints in flash memory, and use of Unlimited Flash Breakpoints.

Full J-Link/J-Trace Support

IDE Price1 Supported devices SWO support3,4 Trace support2 Short description
SEGGER Embedded Studio 1,498€ (for ARM/Cortex/RISC-V)
998€ (for Cortex-M)
FREE for non-commercial purposes

Cortex-M/R/A ARM7/9/11 RISC-V

YES.png YES.png SEGGER Embedded Studio may be used free of charge for non-commercial purposes! (Learn more)

SEGGER Embedded Studio is a complete all-in-one solution for managing, building, testing, and deploying your embedded applications. Its Visual Studio-like style brings the intuitive usage to which PC developers are used to the embedded world of engineering.

Atmel Studio Free ATMEL SAM3/4/D20 only YES.png4 NO.png Visual Studio style, free toolchain. Based on GCC and Visual Studio Express. Easy to use and fast. Editor supports code folding, syntax highlighting, code completion and project management. Supports Atmel devices only. J-Link is supported in Atmel Studio 6 and later.
Atollic TrueSTUDIO 2,300$ / Free Cortex-M/R/A

ARM7/9

YES.png YES.png Eclipse and GCC based commercial toolchain.
CooCox CoIDE Free Cortex-M0/M3 YES.png4 NO.png Free Eclipse based IDE for ARM Cores, using GCC (not included).
Cosmic ZAP N/A Cortex-M NO.png NO.png Commercial debugger. Can be used stand-alone or in combination with Cosmic IDEA (IDE) and Cosmic Software C compiler.
Eclipse Free

Cortex-M/A/R ARM7/9/11

YES.png4 NO.png Eclipse plugins available for GNU ARM. Plugins have to be installed manually. Can be used with GCC toolchains. Base for common commercial IDEs.
emIDE Free Cortex-M/R/A

ARM7/9/11

YES.png4 YES.png Visual Studio style, free open source toolchain. Based on GCC and Code::Blocks. Easy to use and fast. Editor supports code folding, syntax highlighting, code completion, and project management. More info and download: emide.org
Emprog Thunderbench N/A Cortex-M/R/A

ARM7/9

NO.png NO.png Eclipse based commercial toolchain. Not GCC based.
IAR EWARM 6,000$ Cortex-M/R/A

ARM7/9

YES.png YES.png Visual Studio style, commercial toolchain. Non-GCC compiler.
IAR EWRX 6,000$ RX60x/61x/62x N/A NO.png Visual Studio style, commercial toolchain. GCC compiler.
IDA Pro incl. ARM Decompiler 3,800$ Cortex-M/R/A

ARM7/9/11

NO.png NO.png Multi-processor disassembler and debugger which supports multiple CPU architectures and supports J-Link via the GDB protocol. Available for Windows, OSX and Linux.
Infineon DAVE 4 Free Infineon XMC only NO.png NO.png Free Eclipse based IDE. Supports Infineon XMC devices only.
iSystem WinIDEA Open Free Cortex-M YES.png NO.png Visual Studio style, free toolchain. Based on GCC. Editor supports code folding, syntax highlighting, code completion and project management.
Keil MDK-ARM 5,300$ Cortex-M/R/A

ARM7/9

YES.png YES.png Visual Studio style, commercial toolchain. Non-GCC compiler.
Mentor Sourcery CodeBench 399$ Cortex-M/A

ARM7/9/11

YES.png4 NO.png Eclipse and GCC based commercial toolchain. Supports ARM, IA32, MIPS and PowerPC architectures.
Microchip MPLAB X N/A Microchip PIC32 only NO.png NO.png Free NetBeans based IDE. Requires a licence in order to use the Microchip XC32(++) compiler.
NXP CodeWarrior 5,000$ NXP Kinetis only YES.png YES.png Eclipse and GCC based commercial toolchain. Supports NXP devices only.
NXP Kinetis Design Studio Free NXP Kinetis Cortex-M only NO.png NO.png Free Eclipse based IDE. Supports NXP Kinetis Cortex-M devices only.
NXP LPCXpresso Free Edition Free Cortex-M

ARM7/9/11

YES.png4 NO.png Eclipse based IDE for ARM cores. Code size limited to 256 KB. Supports NXP devices only.
NXP LPCXpresso Pro Edition 495$ Cortex-M

ARM7/9/11

YES.png4 NO.png Eclipse based IDE for ARM cores. Supports NXP devices only.
NXP MCUXpresso Free Edition Free Cortex-M ARM7/9 YES.png NO.png Eclipse and GCC based IDE. No Code size limit. Supports NXP LPC / Kinetis ARM7/9 and Cortex-M devices only.
Renesas HEW 1,200$ RX60x/61x/62x/63x N/A NO.png Visual Studio style, commercial toolchain. Renesas or GCC compiler.
Renesas e²studio Free RX60x/61x/ 62x/63x N/A NO.png Eclipse based, commercial toolchain for Renesas RX. Can be used with GCC Compiler or Renesas compiler (requires additional license).
Rowley CrossWorks 1,500$ Cortex-M/R/A

ARM7/9/11

YES.png4 YES.png Flash download not available for ARM11. Visual Studio style, commercial toolchain. Based on GCC. Unlimited Flash Breakpoints available since CrossWorks V3.3.
Silicon Labs Simplicity Studio Free Silicon Labs Cortex-M and 8051 devices YES.png NO.png Free Eclipse based IDE. Supports Silicon Labs Cortex-M and 8051 devices only.
SysProgs VisualGDB 89$ Cortex-M/R/A

ARM7/9/11

YES.png4 NO.png Extension for Microsoft Visual Studio. Commercial. Can be used with GCC or LLVM.
System Workbench Free ST STM32 YES.png4 NO.png Free Eclipse based IDE. Supports ST STM32 devices only.
TASKING VX-toolset 2,300$ Cortex-M YES.png4 NO.png Eclipse based commercial toolchain. Not GCC based. Supports Cortex-M devices.
TI Code Composer Studio Free Cortex-M/R/A NO.png NO.png Eclipse and GCC based commercial toolchain. Supports TI devices only.

All information are collected to the best of our knowledge and belief. It may be subject to change and my be updated at any time. If you find any false or missing information, feel free to contact us at info@segger.com.

1 Prices are the approximated standard US prices for single user commercial use without code size / time limit. The prices are meant for comparison purposes and may not be up-to-date. For the current price, as well as other options, like evaluation or light versions of the software, please refer to the official website of the software vendor. If you think one of the prices is not accurate enough, feel free to contact us at info@segger.com. 2 Requires emulator with trace support. May not be supported with all devices. 3 May not be supported with all devices. Only available on Cortex-M/A/R devices. 4 Via J-Link SWO viewer (included in J-Link Software pack, no additional cost)

Limited J-Link/J-Trace Support

IDE Price1 Supported devices SWO support3 Trace support2 Short description
ARM Developer Suite (ADS) V1.2.1 N/A ARM7/9 N/A NO.png Obsolete, no longer maintained or supported by ARM, but still quite popular. Supports J-Link via RDI interface. J-Link RDI license required.

1 Prices are the approximated standard US prices for single user commercial use without code size / time limit. The prices are meant for comparison purposes and may not be up-to-date. For the current price, as well as other options, like evaluation or light versions of the software, please refer to the official website of the software vendor. If you think one of the prices is not accurate enough, feel free to contact us at info@segger.com. 2 Requires emulator with trace support. May not be supported with all devices. 3 May not be supported with all devices. Only available on Cortex-M/A/R devices.