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iMX6 Quad JTAG Debug

Question asked by Peter Amond on Oct 17, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 19, 2017 by Yuri Muhin

Hi All,


This is regarding iMX6 Quad based custom hardware design. In this custom hardware design we have JTAG, Serial and OTG connections for hardware debugging.


Specification of hardware -


i.MAX6Q NXP processor.
Manufacturer part number - MCIMX6Q6AVT10AC
ARM® Cortex-A9 Microprocessor IC i.MX6Q 4 Core, 32-Bit 1.0GHz 624-FCBGA (21x21)
DDR3 memory module
Micron serial flash


We need to debug I2C group, NOR Flash group, SD/MMC, SPI, PCIE and UART interfaces and verify complete hardware design with Altium based schematics and layout for mass production.


1. I like to know your idea on which JTAG product is compatible for our custom hardware design and its hardware debugging requirements. 
2. I have seen some people have used Segger plus for hardware debugging. Will Segger support Boundary scan based JTAG Debug ? 
3. If yes what are the requirements for that ? Like SATA interface of the chip is powered, even if this is not used in design, PCIe interface is powered.
4. Do you aware about Codewarrior TAP hardware debugger ? Will this compatible with iMAX6Q ? 

5. Are there any recommended JTAG debugger by NXP for iMAX6Q processor ?