ChatGPT’s take on SEGGER J-Links: An insightful “conversation”

At SEGGER, we strive to deliver products that make developers go, “Wow!” SEGGER’s J-Link debug probes have an excellent reputation in the embedded industry – the real world full of real people. However, we were still curious to hear what the ever-growing artificial world had to say, so we asked ChatGPT about our market-leading devices.

The “conversation” with ChatGPT

The short answer was informative, enlightening, and very positive!

Me: What do you think of SEGGER debug probes?

ChatGPT: SEGGER debug probes are highly regarded in the embedded systems development community. They are known for their reliability, performance, and feature-richness. Many developers appreciate their compatibility with a wide range of microcontrollers and development environments. SEGGER J-Link, for example, is one of the most popular debug probes due to its fast and reliable debugging capabilities, support for various IDEs, and extensive feature set. Overall, SEGGER debug probes are considered a solid choice for professionals working on embedded systems projects.

More, please

But AI/ChatGPT is famously attentive and willing to provide more detail, so I asked for more.

Me: More please.

ChatGPT: Certainly!

SEGGER debug probes, such as the J-Link series, are known for several key features:

  1. High Performance: SEGGER probes offer fast and reliable debugging, which is crucial for embedded systems development, especially when dealing with real-time applications or time-sensitive operations.
  2. Wide Compatibility: They support a broad range of microcontrollers from different manufacturers, making them versatile tools for developers working with various embedded platforms.
  3. Advanced Debugging Features: SEGGER probes often come with advanced debugging features such as real-time trace, instruction trace, and flash programming capabilities, enabling developers to efficiently debug complex embedded systems.
  4. Cross-Platform Support: They are compatible with multiple Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS, providing flexibility for developers to work in their preferred environment.
  5. Reliability and Stability: SEGGER is known for the reliability and stability of its products, which is crucial for uninterrupted development workflows and debugging sessions.
  6. Professional Support: SEGGER provides excellent technical support and documentation, ensuring that developers can quickly resolve any issues they encounter and make the most out of their debug probes.


And there was the “Wow” I was looking for! ChatGPT’s comments were almost a greatest-hits list of the qualities our customers love about our debug probes.

I say “almost” because ChatGPT left out Ease-of-Use. I guess when you’re an AI, everything seems easy.

I asked the question a few different times, in a few different ways, and got consistent, positive answers.

Comments from customers

To follow up our report from the AI world, let’s hear what actual J-Link customers have to say:

“I love my SEGGER probe! You guys rock. When dealing with weird bugs or being handed new board designs by my hardware department, it’s such a time (and grey hair) saver to have something that just works correctly so I can trust that what I’m seeing in my debug session reflects reality. Thank you!!!”

Andrew Sund, Reliable Controls, Canada

“I like the J-Link devices a lot! Upgrading from another debug probe to J-Link is like going from Beetle to Porsche ;-)”

Meindert Sprang, ShipModul B.V., The Netherlands

“I can vouch for ‘It simply works!’ I won’t do any embedded stuff without at least a J-Link.”

Gawie de Vos, Sulani, South Africa

Conclusion: Get your J-Link and start debugging

My conclusion was that there was nothing artificial about the AI feedback.

But don’t just take ChatGPT’s word for it, or ours, or even our customers! Get yourself a J-Link and experience the magic firsthand. Head over to our website, explore our lineup of J-Links, and get ready to level up your debugging game.

Join the ranks of developers worldwide who use SEGGER tools for all their embedded development needs and see how it simply works.