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Blackhawk XDS560v2 System Trace (STM) Emulator

The Blackhawk XDS560v2 System Trace Emulator (BH560v2) is based on the new XDS560v2 system trace reference design (XDS560v2) from Texas Instruments. The XDS560v2 design is the next-generation of the high-performance XDS560-class technology first made available by Blackhawk with the USB560/LAN560 and XDS560 Trace.


Pricing & Availability


The XDS560v2 design includes both high-speed USB 2.0 and 10/100Mbit Ethernet host interfaces, multi-color state and activity LEDs and a flexible, ribbon-ized coax JTAG cable. Along with traditional JTAG (IEEE 1149.1) the XDS560v2 adds support for IEEE 1149.7 (previously known as cJTAG) and System Trace (STM), an interface on the TI heterogeneous multi-core (ARM + DSP) devices. If you are familiar with the Blackhawk USB560 or LAN560 products, you will already be familiar with this new emulator design.

As with our LAN560 product, the Ethernet connection of the BH560v2 allows developers share access to target boards without the need of another computer. Migrating from a LAN560 to the Blackhawk XDS560v2 is easy.

The IEEE 1149.7 standard is a superset of IEEE 1149.1 that has been used for more than 20 years. IEEE 1149.7 adds more functionality while mainting backwards compatiblity to IEEE 1149.1. The benefits of IEEE 1149.7 include, but are not limited to, debug control of power consumption, testing a single device in a multi-device system, introduction of star topology, and two-pin operation.

The System Trace capability is compliant to MIPI STP. All Blackhawk XDS560v2-class emulators support STM. For those that are not familiar, MIPI STP expands to Mobile Industry Processor Interface System Trace Protocol. See for more details. Access to this capability is provided by TI CTools enabled devices for debug and optimization of multi-core processors. This helps users look at the synchronization and timing between cores and on-chip peripherals in their application. For more information on the CTools, please refer to the TI Wiki site at:

The BH560v2 meets all of the TI reference design features and requirements and extends (improves) capabilities by offering the Enhanced Features listed below. This includes items such as USB bus-powered operation, Power over Ethernet capability, and additional LED indicators all arranged for easy viewing during debug. The BH560v2 is available from a world wide network of industry resellers.


1 Contains a Blackhawk Enhanced XDS560v2 Design Feature - value-add at no extra charge.


  • TI XDS560v2 Reference Design Compliant - 100%
  • Easily Portable via USB bus-powered Operation
  • PoE Capable - less wires, remote operation
  • Use on Windows or Linux 32 and 64-bit editions
  • Advanced High-Performance Debug Operations
  • Easy to Install - Drivers included with CCS distribution
  • (4) Pin Converters Included to Support Various Target Boards
  • LED Indicators Oriented for Easy Viewing During Debug

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) - v4.2 and later
  • Code Composer Studio v6 (eclipse)
  • Code Composer Studio v5 (eclipse)

TI Device Support

  • OMAP™ Application Processors
  • Sitara™
  • Stellaris™
  • DaVinci™ Video Processors
  • C6000™ High Performance DSPs
  • C6000™ Multi-Core DSPs
  • C5000™ Low Power DSPs
  • C28xxx Digital Control Processors
  • ARM® Cortex™ A / R / M Microprocessors
  • ARM® 9 / 11 Microprocessors
  • See all devices...

In the Box

The Blackhawk XDS560v2 System Trace Emulator is available in two configurations shown below - with or without Power over Ethernet Kit (external power supply). The PoE kit configuration is available with differnt country/region specific wall cords. Both emulator pods are identical and can be powered via USB.

BH-XDS-560v2-BP Configuration
  • XDS560v2 System Trace Emulator Pod with USB (bus-powered) and Ethernet Host Interfaces
  • MIPI60 Pin Converters (4) to: TI14, cTI20, ARM20, and TI60-Trace target connections
  • System Trace Coax JTAG Cable
  • MIPI60 buffer board
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty and Product Registration Information

BH-XDS-560v2-PoE Configuration

The BH-XDS-560v2-PoE Configuration includes everything listed in the BH-XDS-560v2-BP configuraion above plus the items listed below. The PoE version includes the additional power over Ethernet items.

  • CAT5e Ethernet Cables (2)
  • AC wall cord (US, or EU and UK, or IL options)
  • PoE Injector (external power supply)

Ordering Information

BH-XDS-560v2-BP Configuration
BH-XDS-560v2-BP Configuration


Blackhawk™ XDS560v2 System Trace Emulator

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Shipping since 3Q 2010


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BH-XDS-560v2-PoE Configuration
BH-XDS-560v2-PoE Configuration


Blackhawk™ XDS560v2 System Trace Emulator

Part Number:



12162 (ships with US wall cord)

12162EU (ships with EU and UK wall cords)


Shipping since 3Q 2010


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Product Revision Information

Item Description
  Second letter in serial number is revision

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Options and Add-ons

In addition to what already comes packages with the XDS560v2, you can find these other items to help meet your development requirements.

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