Questions about the upcoming redesigned version of the Programmer Shield

I see the current method for JTAG programming (and debugging?) an ST-LINK/V2 (or equivalent) + the JTAG shield (or equivalent). There is a Programmer Shield listed for pre-order and I wonder, what will its capabilities (and limitations) be versus what one can do today via the ST-LINK/V2 + JTAG shield?

1.) Based off the FT2232D Chip

2.) Able to use as a generic OpenOCD programmer/debugger

3.) I think it supports Serial output as well…on top of JTAG

Hope this helps :wink:

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I appreciate the quick reply! I think the new board will be the way to go then (and I’m suspecting with a bit of wire it’ll be relatively simple to use it for other OpenOCD devices as well).

There’s a connector header to do that i think :wink:

I don’t think there are any photos of it yet so we shall see, but that’d be even better!

I just received my Programmer Shield v1.0 this morning. There is a URL on the package -, but even on that page there is nothing pointing to software or drivers to download. A bit of a let down that. I downloaded the ST software and the OpenOCD 0.9, but at the very least I would think the OpenOCD config file should be available for download. Has anyone got this to work and can you tell me how you did it?

Try this -

I just found that as well - but it’s OSX based while I’m running Windows 7 Home, 64-bit. Any Windows users running this shield?