JTAG Debugger

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arunbm123
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JTAG Debugger

Postby arunbm123 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 am

dear All

Please suggest a debugger for esp32.. Also send me a link from where I can buy

I purchased 3 debuggers from AliExpress FT2232 HL and Amazon and none of them are working with esp32

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arunbm123
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Re: JTAG Debugger

Postby arunbm123 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:30 am

Very Strange..

No one is using any debugger in this forum LOL.............

CalinB
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Re: JTAG Debugger

Postby CalinB » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:14 pm

arunbm123 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:30 am
Very Strange..

No one is using any debugger in this forum LOL.............
i use ft2232 debuggers with esp32:
- wrover kit with integrated ft2232hl
- custom made debugger using ft2232d
and never had any problem connecting to esp32 as long the setup was correct.

I posted the setup instructions on other forum: https://community.platformio.org/t/esp3 ... er/4541/20
If you follow those instructions, it should work just fine.

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Re: JTAG Debugger

Postby mikemoy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:40 pm


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Re: JTAG Debugger

Postby arunbm123 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:16 am

Thanks CalinB

I could not succed in debugging with FT2232HL...

Can you please tell me wiring for FT232 module ?

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Re: JTAG Debugger

Postby CalinB » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:14 pm

arunbm123 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:16 am
Thanks CalinB

I could not succed in debugging with FT2232HL...

Can you please tell me wiring for FT232 module ?
I will recommend FT2232HL since it have a bigger buffer so will be faster and more reliable.
Anyway, here it is the ft232 jtag connection diagram
prog-mcusb-sch.png
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Please note that you will have to change the debug cfg file to match the adapter you use.
By default, ESP32 is set to work with ft2232 chip (esp-wroom-32.cfg and esp32_devkitj_v1.cfg)

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Re: JTAG Debugger

Postby alok_esp32 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:48 am

Hi Experts,
I am very new to ESP32 development desperately help on JTag setup. I spend my whole day in futile attempt and running on circles.
I will very much appreciate if someone who has use JTAG in Wrover kit under Windows OS can suggest some pointers

I am able to build various ESP32 samples and mostly use serial out for debug. Now I like to use JTAG and bought Wrover Kit for the sole purpose of ease of setup install so I can focus on code. I am able to load and get serialprint to work via all paths - Arduino IDE, Eclipse as well as Windows (I am using Windows 10) command line using msys32\mingw32 build environment.. if only I can get JTAG to work

I will very much appreciate your suggestions and Thank you very much
Alok

Details below-


I followed step-by-step setup guide as well as other posts (ex: https://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Docume ... s%2010.pdf) with no luck.

Steps:
1. When I connected the board via USB board both port shows up.
2. I added the 5 jumpers as suggested for JTag (see attached)
3. Run Zadig tool to reinstall the driver for interface 0 (see picture attached).
4. I installed OpenOCD tool
5. Run openccd tool as below but it keeps reporting device not found

There are no device/sensor attached to board and its running fine (I can see the serial print message from interface 1 of UART)

I am obviously missing somethings as this has been widely used with no issue. But I am not sure what is missing. I try to build openocd source under windows but run into many build issues there so stuck


My next attempt may be to switch to Linux and see I can get any better luck. I prefer Windows environment if I can make this work

Error Log:

$ bin/openocd -s share/openocd/scripts -f interface/ftdi/esp32_devkitj_v1.cfg -f board/esp-wroom-32.cfg
Open On-Chip Debugger v0.10.0-esp32-20190313 (2019-03-13-09:57)
Licensed under GNU GPL v2
For bug reports, read
http://openocd.org/doc/doxygen/bugs.html
none separate
adapter speed: 20000 kHz
Info : Configured 2 cores
esp32 interrupt mask on
Info : Listening on port 6666 for tcl connections
Info : Listening on port 4444 for telnet connections
Error: no device found
Error: unable to open ftdi device with vid 0403, pid 6010, description '*', serial '*' at bus location '*'

Warn : Flash driver of esp32.flash does not support free_driver_priv()
Warn : Flash driver of irom does not support free_driver_priv()
Warn : Flash driver of drom does not support free_driver_priv()
Attachments
log.txt
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Re: JTAG Debugger

Postby CalinB » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:49 pm

I made a template repository for esp32 debug on Windows 10 using VsCode:

https://github.com/botofancalin/Esp32_debug_template

You will find detailed setup instructions there.

The template contain the blink project.
You can extend your project from this template.
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Re: JTAG Debugger

Postby alok_esp32 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:25 pm

Thankyou CalinB,
Very much appreciate your help and information. I will try your suggestions again this weekend and update back

For now I have setup an Ubuntu system and jtag works seamlessly under bash shell with gdb debugger. I haven't try it under Eclipse but hope that will be no issue. I am considering moving to Linux now due to more friendly tool and environment even though I am not as verse with Linux yet

Very much appreciate your prompt help. You guys are awesome supporting and enabling the community of beginners and thank you for that

-Alok

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