The LPCXpresso target boards, jointly developed by NXP, Code Red, and
Embedded Artists, include an integrated JTAG debugger, so there's no
need for a separate JTAG debug probe.
The target portion of the board can connect to expansion boards to
provide a variety of interfaces and I/O devices.
The on-board JTAG debugger provides a high-speed USB to JTAG/SWD
interface to the IDE, and it can be connected to other debug targets
such as a customer prototype.
Users can also use the LPCXpresso IDE with the Red Probe JTAG adapter
from Code Red.
The LPCXpresso Development Board
The JTAG/SWD debugger portion of an LPCXpresso board is called the
The LPC-Link is equipped with a 10-pin JTAG header, and it seamlessly
connects to a target via USB (the USB interface and other debug features
are provided by NXP's ARM9 based LPC3154 MCU).
Cutting the traces between the LPC-link and the target will make the
LPC-Link a stand-alone JTAG debugger.
This enables the LPCXpresso platform to be connected to an external
target and used to develop for a wide variety of NXP's Cortex-M0,
Cortex-M3, and ARM7/9 based applications.