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Posted 2017-08-09 10:56:19 +0100


I tried 5 different debugger IDEs for nRF52 and STM32. Here are my results.

At Jumper we’re developing tools that increase the happiness levels of embedded software developers. Our main tool to date is the Jumper Emulator. As a part of the development process we’re required to use embedded debuggers to verify that our emulator is on par with the actual hardware. Our focus is on ARM Cortex M devices. The MCUs we’re debugging are the nRF52, STM32F4 and LPC1768.

An Embedded software debugging session can get quite frustrating. After testing several options, we’re happy to provide a summary of what we learned. Let us know if we missed something! (

Here are the results -


hnhoan gravatar image

Posted Aug. 10, 2017, 4:13 a.m.

There are other article on Eclipse GCC & debugger with multiple MCU. See links bellow

Eclipse with nRF5x :
JTag debugger :
Multi-architecture hardware abstraction library :

MCU tested : LPC17xx, LPC11xx, KL26Z, nRF5x, CC3200

rols gravatar image

Posted Aug. 10, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

The conclusion is probably quite good for anyone using Windows, VisualS isn't bad.

Would be good to see a roundup of debugging environments for those of us on other operating systems.

seryoni gravatar image

Posted Aug. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

Actually, I'm using Eclipse and Visual Studio Code on a Mac and also on Ubuntu 16. I may have found a solution to the stability issues I experienced with Eclipse and will update soon.

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