Macraigor Debuts usb2Demon and usb2Sprite USB 2.0 JTAG Interface Devices

2/28/2006 - Macraigor Systems LLC today announced usb2Demon and usb2Sprite, two new USB 2.0 JTAG debug interface devices that will be demonstrated at the Embedded Systems Conference in Booth 1935. These new devices are immediately available for ARM, Xscale and PowerPC processors. The usb2Demon and usb2Sprite devices are identical in functionality, but differ in speed to provide embedded developers with flexibility in choosing an appropriate price/performance ratio for their projects.

usb2Demon is the high-speed version of the product. With pricing set at $750 USD, this device matches the price of Macraigor's popular Raven parallel JTAG interface while providing a significant download speed improvement (see table below for sample download speed comparisons). usb2Sprite is a low-cost, slower version of the device for price-sensitive projects or situations where maximum download speed is not an issue. Pricing for usb2Sprite has been set at $210 USD.

Both new devices support Windows and Linux hosts and are fully compatible with all of Macraigor's software tools, including the Flash Programmer, J-Scan suite of JTAG hardware debug tools and the free, low-level OCD Commander debugger and pre-built GNU tools suite.

Sample usb2Demon/ usb2Sprite Download Speeds vs. Raven (speeds are in Kbytes/sec)

XScaleADI 80200EVB12837481
ARM9Atmel AT91RM9200317831
AMCC 440EPAMCC Bamboo8218339
MPC8541Freescale 8541 Eval183520144

Advanced, Price-Sensitive Embedded Debug Solutions
Macraigor's OCDemon family of products offers the industry's most advanced yet price-sensitive solution for designing, debugging and programming embedded hardware and application software. Macraigor's debugging solutions include a broad range of hardware interface devices and application programs. These provide embedded systems engineers with a high degree of flexibility in selecting a host interface and an appropriate price/performance ratio for their embedded projects. Macraigor hardware debug devices are available with parallel, serial, USB or Ethernet connectivity to both Windows and Linux host machines.

Debug application programs are available to support an embedded project through the entire development cycle, from troubleshooting a prototype hardware design to writing and debugging boot code, programming in-circuit Flash devices, developing application-level software, and supporting manufacturing burn-in and testing.

Pricing & Availability
Both USB 2.0 devices are immediately available. Pricing for usb2Demon is $750 USD, while pricing for usb2Sprite is set at $210 USD.

Embedded Systems Conference
San Jose Convention Center, Booth 1935
April 3-6, 2006

About Macraigor Systems
Macraigor Systems LLC is a leading supplier of boundary scan-based hardware debug and BDM/JTAG connection solutions for on-chip debugging of 32 and 64-bit embedded microprocessors. Macraigor Systems' solutions are designed for price-sensitive customers. These solutions include a suite of software tools that support Windows 9x, NT, ME, XP, 2000, Linux and Solaris host systems. Macraigor Systems supports all major embedded microprocessor architectures, including AMD, ARM, CPU32 Series, PowerPC, MIPS and the XScale microarchitecture.

Macraigor Systems LLC, usb2Demon, usb2Sprite and OCDemon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macraigor Systems LLC in the U.S. and/or internationally.

North American Sales Contact:
Macraigor Systems LLC
PO Box 471008, Brookline Village, MA 02447-1008
Tel: 617-739-8693
Fax: 617-739-8694

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