New Blackhawk XDS560v2 lowers the cost for high performance JTAG emulators

Mount Laurel, N.J. – Blackhawk™, a leader in the design of digital signal processor (DSP) hardware and software development tools, today announced a new, high-performance, system trace (STM) compatible XDS560v2 JTAG emulator (USB560v2) for Texas Instruments embedded processors at lower price point.

The USB560v2 breaks the $1,000 price barrier and is 40% smaller than its predecessor while still providing all the advanced debug capabilities of the XDS560v2 reference design.  These features include STM support, IEEE® 1149.1 / 1149.7 capability and collection of Embedded Trace Buffer (ETB) data, just to mention a few.  The compact design and USB bus-powered host interface make it the ideal choice for use on the road.

The USB560v2 supports Code Composer Studio v4.2 and later and includes driver support for Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems (32 and 64-bit editions).  Linux requires CCS v5.x.  Bi-color status LEDs are provided for activity and state indication as well as a graphical configuration and test utility. 

The USB560v2 product kit includes:

  • USB560v2 JTAG Emulator
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Cable
  • MIPI 60-pin high-speed coax target cable (supports STM)
  • Pin converters (3) for 14-pin TI, 20-pin ARM and 20-pin cTI targets
  • Emulator Drivers
  • Code Composer Studio v5.2 (evaluation copy – license required for activation)
  • Documentation

The USB560v2 supports TI’s embedded fixed- and floating-point processors, including:

  • Sitara™
  • Integra™
  • ARM 9/11 Microsprocessors
  • ARM Cortex microprocessors
  • DaVinci™ digital media processors
  • OMAP™ mobile applications processors
  • C6000™ Single and Multi-Core High performance DSPs
  • C5000™ Low Power DSPs
  • Stellaris® ARM® Cortex™-M microcontrollers (MCUs)
  • C2000™ MCUs

Blackhawk JTAG Emulators and other development tools are available for immediate delivery in the U.S. and Canada through Corelis in Ceritos, CA and Ultimate Solutions (USI), based in Tewksbury, Mass., and a global network of industry resellers and distributors. Please visit for a complete list.

About Blackhawk

Blackhawk™, a division of EWA Technologies, Inc., of Herndon, Virginia, provides hardware and software for the rapid development of DSP-based applications for a wide variety of vertical markets.  Blackhawk™ is a TI DSP total solutions provider for development hardware, advanced JTAG emulators, Real-Time Operating Systems, design services and consulting.  For more information on Blackhawk, please visit

Blackhawk is a trademark of EWA Technologies, Inc. All product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information


123 Gaiher Drive
Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054

tele: 856.234.2629
fax: 856.866.1100

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