Introduction to JTAG debugging

This talk introduces JTAG debugging capabilities, both for debugging hardware and software. Marek first explains what the JTAG stands for and explains the operation of the JTAG state machine. This is followed by an introduction to free software JTAG tools, OpenOCD and urJTAG. Marek shortly explains how to debug software using those tools and how that ties into the JTAG state machine. However, JTAG was designed for testing hardware. Marek explains what boundary scan testing (BST) is, what are BSDL files and their format, and practically demonstrates how to blink an LED using BST and only free software tools.

Marek Vasut