This 26-pin synchronous ribbon cable has integrated electronics to synchronize the ColdFire debug communication signals to the PSTCLK signal generated from a ColdFire target. This cable may be used with the Cyclone MAX, Multilink Universal and Tracelink products to synchronize their asynchronous outputs. Please note that you lose trace capabilities on the Tracelink. Synchronized debug communications signals are required for a few of the older ColdFire devices including the MCF5272 and MCF5206(E).
The USB-ML-CFE Multilink does not require this adapter cable as it inherently includes both synchronous and asynchronous circuitry.