Blackhawk USB560v2 System Trace Emulator

Blackhawk USB560v2 System Trace Emulator is based on the XDS560v2 system trace reference design from Texas Instruments. The XDS560v2 is the next-generation of the high-performance XDS560-class technology. The compact USB560v2 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 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 and system trace (STM), an interface on the TI heterogeneous multi-core (ARM + DSP) devices.

Blackhawk provides a comprehensive debug interface utility, Bh560v2Config, that users can use to search for, setup, and test the USBS560v2. The testing capability of the utility includes both host and target interface options. The Bh560v2Config utility works with all Blackhawk XDS560v2 models via USB and Ethernet on Windows and Linux platforms.

The System Trace capability is compliant to MIPI STP. All Blackhawk XDS560v2-class emulators support STM. 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.


  • Supports Code Composer Studio v4.2 or later and all Ctools enabled devices
  • Flexible 8.0in JTAG cable with native 60-pin MIPI HSPT target connection
  • Includes 20-pin compact TI (cTI), 14-pin standard TI, and 20-pin Arm adapters
  • Supports JTAG 1149.1 and 1149.7
  • Auto-adaptive T-clock (TCLK) up to 50MHz
  • Auto sensing target voltage range from 1.2V to 4.1V
  • JTAG debug isolation, JTAG loop-back modes and boot mode EMU0 & EMU1
  • Supports 1-4 pin System Trace with 128Mb of System Trace buffer
  • Up to 100MHz export clock compliant to MIPI STP
  • Auto compensating calibration for edge jitter, channel skew, and duty cycle
  • Adaptive receiver for setup/hold times up to 1.5ns
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 port @ 480Mbit/sec
  • Supports Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI)
  • Supports System Trace Protocol (STP) and High-speed Parallel Trace (HSPT)
  • Two bi-color status, state, and activity LEDs
  • System Requirements
    • Operating Systems
      • Microsoft Windows0
      • Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, etc.)
    • 2GHz or faster Pentium-class or equivalent PC
    • Local CD/DVD drive
    • Available USB and/or Ethernet port
    • At least 1GB RAM


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  • Computers and peripherals
  • Consumer electronics
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  • Medical
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  • Video and imaging
  • Wireless

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Blackhawk USB560v2 System Trace Emulator
Published: 2012-06-21 | Updated: 2022-03-11