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Blackhawk USB560v2 System Trace (STM) Emulator

The Blackhawk USB560v2 System Trace Emulator (USB560v2) is based on the XDS560v2 system trace reference design (XDS560v2) from Texas Instruments. The XDS560v2 design is the next-generation of the high-performance XDS560-class technology first made available by Blackhawk with the USB560/LAN560 and XDS560 Trace.

The USB560v2 is bus-powered, compact and affordable!


Pricing & Availability


The USB560v2 low-cost and compact design includes a bus-powered, high-speed USB 2.0 host interface with bi-color state and activity LEDs and a flexible, ribbon-ized coax JTAG cable. The JTAG cable comes with a native MIPI 60 connection and the unit ships with three (3) pin converters for connection to target boards with 14-pin TI, 20-pin compact TI and 20-pin ARM headers.

Along with traditional JTAG (IEEE 1149.1) the USB560v2 also includes support for IEEE 1149.7 (previously known as cJTAG) and system trace (STM), an interface on the TI heterogeneous multi-core (ARM + DSP) devices.

The IEEE 1149.7 standard is a superset of IEEE 1149.1 that has been used for more than 20 years. IEEE 1149.7 adds more functionality while mainting backwards compatiblity to IEEE 1149.1. The benefits of IEEE 1149.7 include, but are not limited to, debug control of power consumption, testing a single device in a multi-device system, introduction of star topology, and two-pin operation.

The System Trace capability is compliant to MIPI STP. All Blackhawk XDS560v2-class emulators support STM. For those that are not familiar, MIPI STP expands to Mobile Industry Processor Interface System Trace Protocol. See for more details. Access to this capability is provided by TI CTools enabled devices for debug and optimization of multi-core processors. This helps users look at the synchronization and timing between cores and on-chip peripherals in their application. For more information on the CTools, please refer to the TI Wiki site at:

The USB560v2 meets all of the TI reference design features1 and requirements. These features are listed in the table below.

Blackhawk JTAG Emulators are available from a world wide network of industry resellers.


1 All Blackhawk XDS560-class Emulators Support System Trace

Operating System Compatibility

  • Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, etc.)
  • Windows® 2003 Server (32 and 64-bit)

Development Environments

  • Code Composer Studio v7 (eclipse)
  • Code Composer Studio v4 (eclipse) - v4.2 and later
  • Code Composer Studio v6 (eclipse)
  • Code Composer Studio v5 (eclipse)

TI Device Support

  • OMAP™ Application Processors
  • Sitara™
  • Stellaris™
  • DaVinci™ Video Processors
  • C6000™ High Performance DSPs
  • C6000™ Multi-Core DSPs
  • C5000™ Low Power DSPs
  • C28xxx Digital Control Processors
  • ARM® Cortex™ A / R / M Microprocessors
  • ARM® 9 / 11 Microprocessors
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In the Box

  • USB560v2 System Trace Emulator Pod with System Trace
    Coax JTAG Cable
  • MIPI60 Pin Converters (3) to: TI14, cTI20, and ARM20 target connections 2
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty and Product Registration Information

2 TI XDS560 Trace 60-pin target connection is available as an add-on option via pin-converter.

Ordering Information

Item Description
Product: Blackhawk™ USB560v2 System Trace Emulator
Part Number: BH-USB-560v2
SKU: 12202
Availability: Shipping since March 2012
Pricing: Get Pricing

Product Revision Information

Item Description
  Second letter in serial number is revision
Current Revision: B
Serial Numbers: SBxxxxx

Options and Add-ons

In addition to what already comes packages with the USB560v2, you can find these other items to help meet your development requirements.

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