For the moment my DM500 project is put on hold since I need a quite nice soldering iron to access the small pads. I do have access to a laboratory with that equipment but it is quite a hassle to gain access to the building it is located in. In order to keep myself occupied and continue learning JTAG I wanted to physically do something related. I own a Gateworks Avila platform that features access to JTAG via a normal 2x6 pin header. Also, I am quite used to working with that platform which makes me quite confident in its inner workings.