SEGGER Releases New Open Flashloader for RISC-V

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

January 29, 2021


(Image Courtesy of SEGGER)

SEGGER announced the release of a new Open Flashloader for RISC-V specific systems.

As the name implies, the Flashloader allows engineers to write flash loaders that fit into 2kB of RAM.

The technology enables the company’s J-Link debug probes to download directly into the flash memory of a RISC-V Microcontroller or SoC. It also allows for mass production programming.

The new flash loaders operate with any software that supports J-Link, such as the J-Link Commander, Ozone, J-flash, and more.

Per a company press release, when debugging with the J-Link Plus, Ultra+ or PRO models, an unlimited number of breakpoints in flash memory are available.

Furthermore, any qualified engineer can write a flash loader for J-Link and RISC-V, usually within a day or two. Proven flash loaders can be added to the J-Link software, so that they will simply work out of the box.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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