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The original XDS100v1 has been replaced.

Please see our XDS100 Selection page.

The original XDS100v1 has been replaced by newer, XDS100v2-class models.
Blackhawk XDS100v2 models support XDS100v1 operation with CCS v3.3.

Blackhawk USB100v1 JTAG Emulator

The Blackhawk™ USB100 (v1.0) controller is a very low-cost controller for basic debugging of Texas Instruments DSPs. Requiring no external power source, the USB100 can support most of the basic features of higher priced emulators and requires no additional drivers when installed using CCS v3.3 SR12 and CCS v3.3 for C2000 DSK Version (version or newer).


The USB100 is a TI XDS100-compatible emulator fully supported under CCS v4 and future Texas Instruments roadmap software development environments. Blackhawk’s USB100 provides additional features and performance not found in other XDS100 emulators. The USB100 provides for faster code downloads and assembly code stepping in that the USB100 uses a high-speed USB2.0 (480 Mb/s) port instead of slower USB1.x (12 Mb/s) implementations.

Measuring just 2.75”L x 0.80”W x 0.65”H (7.0cm x 2.0cm x 1.5cm) the Blackhawk USB100 is the smallest and most compact emulation product from a US manufacturer and is fully assembled and tested in the USA. It will support 1.8-3.3v targets with standard TI 14-pin connections and also supports the Texas Instruments compact 20-pin emulation header (cTI).

Additionally, with an optional 20cTI to 20ARM connector (available from Blackhawk), the USB100 can connect to 20-pin ARM Multi-Ice platforms. The USB100 Controller is also compatible with Code Composer Studio™ Flash-burner utility.


  • Very low cost XDS100™-class Controller
  • HIGH-SPEED USB 2.0 (480Mb/s) Plug n' Play Host Interface
  • 1.8/3.3 volt device I/O support
  • Standard 2x7 TI and 2x10 cTI JTAG headers
  • Code Composer Studio v3.3 and v4 (and later) support
  • Online Support from TI. See web link:


  • Easy on your budget
  • Simple to install and use
  • No extra drivers are required
  • Meets the needs of most projects

Operating System Compatibility

  • Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, etc.)
  • Windows® 2003 Server (32 and 64-bit)

Development Environments

  • Code Composer Studio v7 (eclipse)
  • Code Composer Studio v4 (eclipse)
  • Code Composer Studio v6 (eclipse)
  • Code Composer Studio v3.3 (with SR12 applied)
  • Code Composer Studio v5 (eclipse)

TI Device Support

CCStudio v3.3

  • TMS320C28x
  • TMS320C674x


CCStudio v4 and later

In the Box

  • USB100v1 JTAG Emulator
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Warranty Terms and Conditions

Ordering Information

Item Description
Product: Blackhawk™ USB100 JTAG Emulator
Part Number: BH-USB-100
Availability: DISCONTINUED

Product Revision Information

Item Description
  Second letter in serial number is revision
Current Revision: B

Serial Numbers:


Options and Add-ons

In addition to what already comes packaged with the USB100v2-ARM, you can find these other items to help meet your development requirements.

Support and Downloads