The "native" way to connect to an LPC-Link 2 is selected by ensuring that link JP1 is not fitted at power on. When used in this manner with LPCXpresso IDE then the latest compatible debug firmware will automatically be downloaded into the probe the first time a debug session is started. This is the recommended way of using an LPC-Link2 with LPCXpresso IDE
It is also possible to use an LPC-Link2 which has been programmed with debug firmware image in flash - by fitting link JP1 before power on.
For more information on programming compatible debug firmware images into LPC-Link2 flash please see LPCScrypt.