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Blackhawk XDS100 Entry-Level JTAG Controllers



Blackhawk USB100v2 Model D XDS Debug Probe


Blackhawk USB100v2 ARM XDS Debug Probe

Blackhawk USB100v2 (model D) Product Page

For use with supporting target boards with
TI Standard 14-pin JTAG header or
compact TI 20-pin JTAG header.

Blackhawk USB100v2 ARM Product Page

For use with supporting target boards with
ARM 10-pin or 20-pin JTAG headers.


Here is the Information You Need to Know.

If you like all the capabilities and pricing of the XDS100-class debug probes from Texas Instruments, but feel left out because you are still locked-in to Code Composer Studio v3.3, Blackhawk has the answer.

Whether you are on a project that requires CCS v3.3 or you have not yet made the transistion to CCS v4 or later, Blackhawk can put your mind at ease.

Our XDS100v2 models have the ability to work with either CCS v3.3 or v4 and later. So you can continue to use CCS v3.3 and when you are ready to switch to v4 or later, your Blackhawk XDS100 hardware will do that too.

Blackhawk has removed the decision from the purchasing process. Buy either Blackhawk USB100v2 model and use it with CCS v3.3 or CCS v4 and later. Simple! And remember, CCS v4 and later for the XDS100v1/v2 hardware is free too!

The Blackhawk USB100v2 modela are available from a world wide network of industry resellers for a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $99.

Check the TI XDS100 Wiki Page for a complete list of supported devices.

CCS v3.3 Note

XDS100v2-class products are designed to be used with CCS v4 and later. You cannot just use any XDS100v2 product with CCS v3.3. Please contact your XDS100 vendor for more details.

CCStudio and Device Support

The following list compares software and device support for the XDS100 reference designs by TI. For a comparison of emulator product offerings, please see the Blackhawk emulator comparison page.

  CCStudio v3.3 Note 1 CCStudio v4/v5
Device Support XDS100v1 USB100v2 (D/ARM) XDS100v1 USB100v2 (D/ARM)
TMS320C28x NO
TMS320C674x NO
TMS320C54x NO NO
TMS320C55x NO NO
TMS320C64x+ NO NO
ARM Cortex A8 NO NO NO
ARM Cortex R4 NO NO NO
ARM Cortex M3
(including Stellaris Cortex M3)


For the latest, up to date information, please visit the TI XDS100 Wiki Page.

Supported Features

For complete list of features, please visit the individual Blackhawk XDS100 product pages or the TI XDS100 Wiki Page using one of these links below.


  XDS100v1 XDS100v2
TI Reference Design

TI Reference Design
USB100v2 (D/ARM)

Common TI Reference Design Features

1.8v and 3.3v IOs
JTAG Reset oot-modes
(using EMU0/1 + nTRST)
Power-On-Reset boot-modes
(using EMU0/1 + TVD)
Wait-In-Reset modes
(using EMU0/1 + nTRST)

Other Features

CCStudio v3.3 NO NO Note3
CCStudio v4/v5
USB v1.1 (full speed)
USB 2.0 (high-speed) NO
Standard TI 14-pin target connection
Compact TI 20-pin target connection NO Note 2
Power LED NO
Price (MSRP US Pricing, other areas different) varies varies $99.00
60-day warranty NO NO

Note 1:

Blackhawk has added support for CCS v3.3 with our latest USB100v2 Model D unit.

If you are using CCStudio v3.3, but not one of the supported devices, you can update to CCSv4 for the XDS100 (v1 or v2) at no cost.

TI provides XDS100 support under CCS v4 and later free of charge (registration/download of software is required).   Go to the following link for more CCS information: Download CCS

Note 2:

The TI reference design for the XDS100v1 includes support for this feature but no one offers a product with this feature, except Blackhawk.

Note 3:

Blackhawk can support both CCS v3.3 and CCS v4 and later with our latest USB100v2 Models.

The Bottom Line

The Blackhawk USB100v2 (Model D or ARM) + CCStudio v4 or later is the way to go.  And if you have a CCS v3.3 requirement, Blackhawk can support that too.  Yes, the USB100v2D can work with both IDE's - no choice to make.

CCStudio v4 and later is available from TI free-of-charge for use with an XDS100 controller.  So, for under one hundred dollars, you can have an entry level debug setup (IDE + Emulator).  For CCS download information go to:  Download CCS