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NEWS: more info

There were a few more changes worth mentioning, including support
for more JTAG adapters, boundary scan improvements, another NAND
driver, and the Win64 stuff.

Signed-off-by: David Brownell <>
David Brownell 13 years ago
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@@ -5,12 +5,22 @@ other issues not mentioned here.

JTAG Layer:
FT2232H (high speed USB) support doesn't need separate configuration
New FT2232H JTAG adapters: Amontec, Olimex, Signalyzer
New reset_config options for SRST gating the JTAG clock (or not)
TAP declaration no longer requires ircapture and mask attributes
New "post-reset" event handler for TAP-invariant setup code
Scan chain setup should be more robust, with better diagnostics
New TAP events:
"post-reset" for TAP-invariant setup code (TAPs not usable yet)
"setup" for use once TAPs are addressable (e.g. with ICEpick)
Overridable Tcl "init_reset" and "jtag_init" procedures
Simple "autoprobe" mechanism to help simplify server setup

Boundary Scan:
SVF bugfixes ... parsing fixes, better STATE switch conformance
XSVF bugfixes ... be more correct, handle Xilinx tool output

Target Layer:
Warn on use of obsolete numeric target IDs
New commands for use with Cortex-M3 processors:
"cortex_m3 disassemble" ... Thumb2 disassembly (UAL format)
"cortex_m3 vector_catch" ... traps certain hardware faults
@@ -18,20 +28,28 @@ Target Layer:
If you're willing to help debug it
VERY EARLY Cortex-A8 and ARMv7A support
Updated hardware support
you may need to explicitly "reset" after connect-to-Beagle
New commands for use with XScale processors: "xscale vector_table"
bugfixes to single-stepping Thumb code
ETM: unavailable registers are not listed
ETB, ETM: report actual hardware status
name change: "arm9 vector_catch" not "arm9tdmi vector_catch"
single stepping support for i.MX31
bugfix for missing "arm11" prefix on "arm11 memwrite ..."
ETM support
Unavailable registers are not listed
GDB support
gdb_attach command is gone

Flash Layer:
The lpc2000 driver handles the new NXP LPC1700 (Cortex-M3) chips
New lpc2900 driver for NXP LPC2900 chips (ARM968 based)
New drivers:
lpc2900, for NXP LPC2900 chips (ARM968 based)
mx3_nand, for imx31
New "last" flag for NOR "flash erase_sector" and "flash protect"
The "nand erase N" command now erases all of bank N
Speed up davinci_nand by about 3x

Board, Target, and Interface Configuration Scripts:
Amontec JTAGkey2 support
@@ -48,6 +66,8 @@ Documentation:
Notes on target source code changes that may help debugging

Build and Release:
Clean builds on (32-bit) Cygwin
Clean builds on 64-bit MinGW

For more details about what has changed since the last release,
see the ChangeLog associated with this source archive. For older NEWS,