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This document can also be found at: http://deadhacker.com/2010/02/03/jtag-enumeration/ Code repository: http://github.com/cyphunk/JTAGenum For questions, help, changes, repository write access or interesting targets: firstname.lastname@example.org with gpg 0x490F3380 Hardware ........ To use JTAGenum you need an arduino compatible microcontroller. Arduino (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software) is a simple development enviornment (IDE) for various microcontrollers. At the moment AVR and PIC variants are available and can be purchased anywhere from $10 to $50. Ive tested JTAGenum on the official Arduino Duemilanove (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDuemilanove), RBBB clone (http://www.moderndevice.com/products/rbbb-kit) and Teensy++ (http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/index.html). When picking your microcontroller platform consider two issues: 1. How many pins do you want to check on your target. 2. what voltage level does your target device require. Concerning voltage most Arduinos work at 5 volts. Some are switchable but even those that are not can be modified. For example revision 1.0 of the Teensy++ with over 30 pins of i/o can be modified by hand to operate at 3.3 volts. I show where to cut lines and install a voltage regulator over here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deadhacker/4152517331/. For voltages other than 3.3v and 5v there are a variety of solutions (http://chiphacker.com/questions/622/bi-directional-step-up-and-step-down-3-3v-5-etc) that depend on if you need uni-directional or bi-directional support on your i/o lines. When connecting the microcontroller to the pins of your target one thing to be aware of is possible cross-talk between wires. Ive been using a patch cable from Amontec that has a lot of cross talk. JTAGenum has a mode that helps check for this which I will get into more detail later. It's a good idea to insert resistors into the wires to protect the output drivers of both the Arduino and the investigated system. 400-800 Ohm should be fine. Usage ..... Download the JTAGenum code (http://github.com/cyphunk/sectk/tree/master/often/JTAG/JTAGenum) and open it in the Arduino IDE. The following needs to be changed in the code depending on your microcontroller: pins define which pins on the microcontroller are being used to connect to the target pinname is a convent way to map the pins to names which correspond to the names of pins on your target IR_LEN defines the length of the JTAG instruction register. If you change this you should also add 0s to each of the coresponding IR_** instruction definitions. You can find the IR_LEN in the documentation for your target. If you cannot find it just guess. (10 is the current value, 8 is also common) Upload the sketch to your microcontroller and open the serial console with a baud of 115200. Sending a h to the console will print usage information that describes each function. Each function is enacted by sending the defined one character code: v > verbose Toggles verbose output. At times verbose might present too much information or without it too little. l > loopback check Find loopback pairs that will generate false-positives for other tests. After running you should remove any loopback pairs from your pins/pinnames. Looback pairs are found by sending a predetermined pattern to all possible pins while checking all pins for matching output. Because the JTAG clock (TCK) and state (TMS) pins are NOT being stimulated the input/output pairs where the pattern is found represent loopbacks. NOTE: you should probably run this once with and without internal pull-up resistors set (r) to avoid problems of cross-talk which is discussed in detail later. s > scan This routine is used to check all possible pins and find JTAG clock, state, input and output pins lines (TCK,TMS,TDI,TDO). This is done by setting the JTAG state (TMS) into Shift_IR mode and then sending pattern to TDI and checking for it on TDO while clocking TCK. This check is run for every possible pin combination and it is important that you remove loopback pins before running. While this scan is meant to determine all of the JTAG pins required it is possible that the TMS pin found is incorrect. This depends on if the target uses the bypass register by default (described later). If an IDCODE register is present then bypass mode is not the default and you can assume that the pin this scan defines as TMS is correct. Otherwise, only the TCK, TDI and TDO pins can be determined. NOTE: run with pull-ups on (r) as any cross-talk might result in false-positives. y > brute force IR search This will set the instruction register (IR) to all possible values and check the output. This can be used to find undocumented instructions and examine their results via the data register (DR). To run this scan you should have already determined the 4 JTAG pins and define pins as such: =TCK =TMS =TDO =TDI. NOTE: run with pull-ups on (r) as any cross-talk might result in false-positives. x > boundary scan This will return the state of all the pins on the target. Actually it is not just the pins but the contents of the scan/sample register. This should be a rather large register and is defined in the code by SCAN_LEN+100. You can check your targets documentation and specify this or just leave it as a large number (currently 1800). To run this scan you should have already determined the 4 JTAG pins and define pins as such: =TCK =TMS =TDO =TDI. NOTE: run with pull-ups on (r) as any cross-talk might result in false-positives. i > idcode scan The JTAG standards specify that if an idcode register is present it should be set as the default data register (DR) and attached to output (TDO) by default. Meaning, regardless of the state of the JTAG chip (set with TMS line) and regardless of input being sent to the chip (TDI) by clocking the chip (TCK) it should return the contents of the idcode to the output (TDO). Hence, this routine iterates through all possible TCK,TDO pairs of pins and prints the output when it changes (we assume an idcode will not be all 0s or 1s). You should examine the documentation of your target(s) to see if the idcode matches. NOTE: run with pull-ups on (r) as any cross-talk might result in false-positives. b > shift_bypass Broken atm (need to add TCK enumeration). The JTAG standards specify that if and idcode register is NOT present on the chip then the bypass register (length of 1) should be the default DR. Essentially this means what is sent to the input (TDI) should come out on the output (TDI) with a one clock delay (TCK). It is important that you remove loopbacks before running this test otherwise the loopback pins will look like valid JTAG lines. NOTE: run with pull-ups on (r) as any cross-talk might result in false-positives. r > set pull-up resistors & cross-talk If like me the cables you use to connect between JTAGenum to your targets are flimsy or uninsulated you might run into issues of cross-talk whereby when one pin is transmitting a nearby pin picks up the transmission even though they are not connected. To avoid this you can turn on the internal pull-up resistors which will force the pin to a default state. If for some reason you continue to have sporadic issues run the following in sequence to check if the problem is the cable, target or other: 1. Disconnect the cables between your target and JTAGenum. Disconnected them entirely from JTAGenum as well. 2. Run a loopback check (l) with pull-ups off. In this state the pins are in open mode and might fluctuate. Youll notice that as you move the microcontroller around, turn lights on and off or move other devices close to or away from it that the results change. 3. Turn on pull-ups (r) and run the test again. The results should now be consistent. If they arent, then let me know. 4. Now attach your cables to JTAGenum but not the target. Run steps 2 and 3 again. Step 2 will give you a feel for how much inconsistency the cable may add. If the loopback check results in actual pattern matches then your cable has cross-talk. Step 3 should still result in a consistent state of either all high (1s) or all low (0s) and if it doesnt then your cross-talk issues are such that all JTAGenum tests are going to be buggy at best. Feel free to give me an email and I will happily try to help solve the problem. A bit about JTAG ................ Basic understanding of how JTAG works will be helpful when using JTAGenum. There are 4 lines/pins: TDO=output, TDI=input, TCK=clock, TMS=state machine control. Say you want to read the ID of the chip. First you would send the IDCODE instruction to the instruction register (IR). The JTAG controller then places the actual id code value of the chip in a data register which you could then read out. You would think that it would be enough to have one input line going to the IR and one output coming from the DR but JTAG also supports writing to the DR. As apposed to adding another input line specific to the DR instead JTAG works by moving the input and output lines between IR and DR. The TMS line is used to switch TDI/TDO to IR when you want to place an instruction and back to DR when you want to read or write data. With all operations, be it state change (TMS) reading (TDI) or writing (TDO), the clock line must be cycled once (TCK) for every bit or change. This was a brutal and drastic simplification but with that understood reading the Usage section should be comprehensible.