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Atmel-ICE

Part Number: ATATMEL-ICE

Atmel-ICE is a powerful development tool for debugging and programming ARM® Cortex®-M based SAM and AVR microcontrollers with on-chip debug capability.

Atmel-ICE supports:

  • Programming and on-chip debugging of all AVR 32-bit MCUs on both JTAG and aWire interfaces
  • Programming and on-chip debugging of all AVR XMEGA family devices on both JTAG and PDI 2-wire interfaces
  • JTAG and SPI programming and debugging of all AVR 8-bit MCUs with OCD support on either JTAG or debugWIRE interfaces
  • Programming and debugging of all SAM ARM Cortex-M based MCUs on both SWD and JTAG interfaces
  • Programming of all tinyAVR 8-bit MCUs with support for the TPI interface
  • Programming and debugging of all AVR 8-bit MCUs with UPDI

For more information, please visit the Online User Guide.

Atmel-ICE kit contents:

  • ATATMEL-ICE: Encapsulated main unit, USB cable, 10-lead squid cable, flat cable (10-pin 50mil connector and 6-pin 100mil connector) and adapter board (20-pin 100mil connector, 6-pin 50mil connector and 10-pin 100mil connector)
  • ATATMEL-ICE-BASIC: Encapsulated main unit, USB cable and flat cable (10-pin 50mil connector and 6-pin 100mil connector)
  • ATATMEL-ICE-PCBA: PCB assembly of main unit only, no cables
  • ATATMEL-ICE-ADPT: 10-lead squid cable, flat cable (10-pin 50mil connector and 6-pin 100mil connector) and adapter board (20-pin 100mil connector, 6-pin 50mil connector and 10-pin 100mil connector)
  • ATATMEL-ICE-CABLE: Flat cable (10-pin 50mil connector and 6-pin 100mil connector)

The ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is a hardware platform for evaluating the latest tinyAVR® microcontrollers. The evaluation kit comes with a fully integrated debugger that provides seamless integration with Atmel Studio.

The ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro is recommended for evaluation of the following products: ATtiny3217, ATtiny3216, ATtiny1617, ATtiny1616, ATtiny1614, ATtiny1607, ATtiny1606 and ATtiny1604.

The ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro evaluation kit does not include extension boards, which can be purchased individually.
ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro currently supports more than 20 extension boards — including wired and wireless connectivity, crypto authentication, QTouch capacitive touch kits as well as generic I/O and OLED boards.

AVR P4

Part Number: ATAVRFEB-P4

Performance, Precision, Power, Pins

The P4 board serves as an introductory learning tool to get started with Atmel START, Atmel Studio, and all the great peripherals AVR microcontrollers offer. This board comes with 4 push buttons, 4 LEDs, and an LCD screen so users can immediately get started interacting with the analog world as well as the digital. Learn new skills like clock switching, pin toggling (using a single pin as input and output at the same time), and power and memory usage reduction. Whether you are new to AVR devices, 8-bit design, or even programming in general, this board is the perfect way to get started with the added components you need.

Maximizing the value of 20 AVR pins:
  • 2 pins for VDD and GND
  • 1 pin for Unified Programming and Debug Interface (UDPI)
  • 2 pins for 32768 Hz crystal oscillator
  • 4 pins for 4 LEDs and 4 push buttons
  • 3 pins for interface to OLED display
  • 1 pin for SET/RUN slide switch detection
  • 6 pins for connector and I2C bus connection

Demonstrated techniques:
  • How to use 1 pin for both driving a LED and detecting a push button
  • How to switch between oscillators on-the-fly
    • Use 20 MHz internal oscillator when fast processing is required for driving display
    • Use 32768 Hz external crystal oscillator when precise timing is needed
    • Use 32 kHz internal Ultra Low Power (ULP) oscillator otherwise to minimize power consumption
  • How to use only 3 pins to drive a 128 x 64 OLED display
  • How to expand each display character on-the-fly to 12 x 16 pixels so it is easy to read but only uses 6 x 8 bits of Flash
  • How to make a design where part of the circuit can be switched off to minimize power consumption (without accidentally resetting the MCU)

AVR Parrot

Part Number: ATAVRPARROT

Developing an audio recording and playback system can require a lot of component shopping and circuit board design. Save all that time and effort with a Parrot board that already provides the design and components necessary. With the addition of an external memory device, 8-bit devices may be the perfect solution for your low cost, low power audio needs. The Parrot board uses the AVR microcontroller event system and direct memory access (DMA) peripherals to create an audio storage and playback system that entirely avoids using the CPU after initialization. It also serves as a great method to add audio recording or playback to an existing design.
The CIP Hybrid Power Starter Kit is a hardware platform designed to demonstrate the flexibility of Microchip’s CIP Hybrid Power microcontroller as used in an SMPS application.

The board incorporates the PIC16F1779 as the freely programmable PMIC device of a Synchronous Buck Converter.

The Synchronous Buck Converter on the board accepts input voltages ranging from 6V to 16V and delivers an output voltage of 3.3V with a maximum load current of 8A. The output of the power supply is rated for maximum 25W.
 
  • Download the MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) SwitchMode Power Supply (SMPS) Library here.
  • For more information on CIP Hybrid Power and resources, click here.
The Microchip Curiosity Nano Base for Click boards™ evaluation kit is a hardware extension platform to ease the connection between Curiosity Nano kits and extension boards like the mikroBUS Click modules and Xplained Pro extension boards.

The Microchip Curiosity Nano Touch Adapter is a hardware extension platform to ease the connection between Curiosity Nano kits and Xplained Pro touch extension boards.

The Curiosity Nano Touch Adapter bridges from the Curiosity Nano MCU kits to the XPRO connected touch extension boards.

  • QT7 Xplained Pro Extension Kit  (ATQT7-XPRO) -  buttons, slider, self capacitive sensing
  • QT8 Xplained Pro Extension Kit (AC164161) - 2D touchpad
  • T10 Xplained Pro Extension Kit (AC47H23A) - buttons, slider, mutual capacitive sensing, Boost Mode Touch

    Its similar in purpose as the Curiosity Nano Base for Click boards™ (AC164162) yet focused on touch extension boards.

IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR is a complete set of powerful C/C++ development tools with extensive support for AVR Microcontroller families. IAR offers a completely integrated development environment incorporating a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger. IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR features world-leading code optimizations that create compact, fast-performing code.

The optimization technology is continuously improved. These powerful optimization technology enable developers to gain even better performance in applications where optimal execution speed is critical. To achieve the best possible configuration for the application at hand, developers are able to tune the optimizations. With the possibility to set different optimizations for different parts of the code, the right balance between code size and code speed can be achieved.

IAR started working with AVR in 1990’ies and participated in the perfection of the instruction set of the successful AVR RISC microcontroller core and delivered a tailor-made C compiler for the AVR Microcontrollers. It has since then had support for the AVR debugging and programming tools, features a cycle-accurate simulator. The Microchip eco-system, such as the Atmel START code generation tool, support IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR, which allows code generated with Atmel START to be used with the IAR tools out of the box.

Visit IAR for more information about IAR Embedded Workbench for IAR.

MPLAB® Code Configurator (MCC) is a free, graphical programming environment that generates seamless, easy-to-understand C code to be inserted into your project. Using an intuitive interface, it enables and configures a rich set of peripherals and functions specific to your application.

MPLAB Code Configurator supports 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers. MCC is incorporated into both the downloadable MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the cloud-based MPLAB Xpress IDE.
PIC18F26K83 Plug-In Module (PIM)
Processor Plug-In Modules are small circuit boards to be used with the various Microchip Development Boards to evaluate various MCU families. These plug into the main processor socket of the Development Boards so that different microcontrollers can be used for prototyping, demonstration or development --quickly and easily.

This processor PIM includes a 28-pin PIC18F26K83 MCU sample. The PIM plugs into Automotive Networking Development Board (ADM00716).

This PIM can be used to evaluate the following MCUs:
PIC18F26K83
PIC18F25K83
The Microchip Qi wireless LED lantern is a lighting solution with wireless charging capabilities. It is able to draw up to 5W from a base station and charge a Li-Ion battery at 1A.
Battery charging is achieved using a bi-directional synchronous buck converter. The same converter can boost the battery voltage to drive a dimmable string of 3 LEDs at 200mA. A single 8 bit microcontroller manages the Qi communication, battery charging and LED driving, consequently simplifying the device and lowering the cost. Adding wireless charging capabilities to a portable lighting solution enables sealing the device and creating a water-proof or weather-resistant product.