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AVR/SAM Programmers/Debuggers

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 Atmel-ICE Adapter Kit is a connectivity board that gives Atmel-ICE Debugger cable compatibility to demo boards with a variety of connectors. It supports JTAG, SWD, SPI, debugWIRE, PDI and aWire protocols in multiple connector formats. It is useful for debugging AVR® and SAM- based demonstration boards with the Atmel-ICE debugger.

AVR Dragon

Part Number: ATAVRDRAGON

No Longer Available

The AVR Dragon sets a new standard for low cost development tools for 8-bit and 32-bit AVR devices with On Chip Debug (OCD) capability. It can perform a symbolic debug on all devices with OCD with SPI, JTAG, PDI (selected devices), high voltage serial programming, parallel programming, and aWire modes, and supports debugging using SPI, JTAG, PDI interfaces.

A development area lets designers build their own circuitry or add sockets for the desired device footprint. The debugger also supports NanoTrace, depending on the OCD module on the AVR device, using the target device's memory.

Note: AVR XMEGA PDI mode on AVR Dragon does NOT work for the following XMEGA devices: A3/D3 - revisions B, C and E or A1 (up to revision K).

AVR ONE!

Part Number: ATAVRONEKIT

No Longer Available

A professional development tool for 8-bit and 32-bit AVR devices with On-Chip Debug capability. It is used for source level symbolic debugging, program trace and device programming.

It supports SPI, JTAG, PDI, and aWire programming modes and debugging using debugWIRE, JTAG, PDI, and aWire interfaces. AVR ONE! is driven by a powerful FPGA which provides high-speed data transfer between the host PC and the target AVR device, facilitating rapid program download and a most responsive debugging experience.

This product is now end-of-life. Please consider Atmel-ICE instead. 

J-32 Debug Probe

Part Number: DV164232

The J-32 Debug Probe Debugger/Programmer provides affordable, fast and easy debugging and programming for Microchip’s PIC32 and SAM MCU and MPU products. Plus, SEGGER offers free, stand-alone applications to extend J-32 Debug Probe functionality:

J-32 Debug Probe is fully integrated into Microchip’s powerful MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment and easy-to-use Integrated Programming Environment. Connecting existing hardware is simple as it keeps the SEGGER J-Link/J-Trace 20-pin debugging connector. J-32 Debug Probe has all the necessary performance and features 32-bit MCU and MPU developers need.

The J-32 Debug Probe is supported by these free tools from SEGGER:

SystemView (V2.x) provides runtime recording and captures tasks, interrupts, timers, API calls and user events and provides live analysis of captured information. It has minimal system impact and works with all of Microchip’s Arm® Cortex®-M0, M1, M3, M4, M7 and RISC-V based processors.

J-Scope application displays runtime data of multiple variables in an oscilloscope format. Simply connect the J-32 Debug Probe to your target, program and start J-Scope. Each variable can be individually manipulated with familiar oscilloscope controls and features. J-Scope also has minimal system impact and works with all of Microchip’s Arm Cortex-M0, M1, M3, M4, M7 and RISC-V based processors.

Remote Server allows the J-32 Debug Probe to debug from anywhere in the world. This is especially useful when your software expert needs to resolve development or product issues in another region. Remote Server works on all of Microchip’s 32-bit MCU and MPU products.

J-Mem permits direct RAM and Special Function Register (SFR) modifications without a bulky Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Memory can be displayed in an 8-, 16- or 32-bit format and can be exported to a .bin file. J-Mem is compatible with Windows®, macOS® and Linux® operating systems. J-Mem works on all of Microchip’s 32-bit MCU and MPU products.

This product is a subset of SEGGER J-Link Base. Please refer to SEGGER’s J-Link Manual for setup and operational information here.

Native support is available in MPLAB X IDE v5.25 which is available on the Downloads tab on the MPLAB X IDE product page here.

J-32 Debug Probe is the replacement for MPU and SAM developers who previously developed with the SAM-ICE.

A list of supported devices is available on SEGGER's website and selecting Microchip as the manufacturer here.

Power Debugger is a powerful development tool for debugging and programming AVR microcontrollers using UPDI, JTAG, PDI, debugWIRE, aWire, TPI or SPI target interfaces and ARM® Cortex®-M based SAM microcontrollers using JTAG or SWD target interfaces.

In addition the Power Debugger has two independent current sensing channels for measuring and optimizing the power consumption of a design.

Power Debugger also includes a CDC virtual COM port interface as well as Data Gateway Interface channels for streaming application data to the host computer from a SPI, USART, TWI or GPIO source.

The Power Debugger is a CMSIS-DAP compatible debugger which works with MPLAB XAtmel Studio 7 and other frontend software capable of connecting to a generic CMSIS-DAP unit. The Power Debugger streams power measurements and application debug data to Data Vizualiser for real-time analysis.

Power Debugger kit contents:

  • Main unit with plastic back-plate
  • 2xUSB cable
  • 10-lead squid cable
  • Flat cable (10-pin 50mil connector and 6-pin 100mil connector)
  • Adapter board (20-pin 100mil connector, 6-pin 50mil connector and 10-pin 100mil connector)
  • 20-pin 100mil jumper cable

SAM-ICE

Part Number: AT91SAM-ICE

No Longer Available

The SAM-ICE catalog part number (CPN) is now End of Life (EOL) and can no longer be offered.

For MPU and SAM developers, SAM-ICE has been replaced by the J-32 Debug Probe (DV164232)

Alternatively, SAM developers can use either Atmel ICE (ATATMEL-ICE) or MPLAB ICD 4 (DV164045).

SAM-ICE is a JTAG emulator designed for SAMA5, SAM3, SAM4, SAM7 and SAM9 ARM® core-based MCUs and MPUs, including Thumb mode. It supports download speeds up to 720K Bytes per second and maximum JTAG speeds up to 12 MHZ. It also supports Serial Wire Debug (SWD) and Serial Wire Viewer (SWV) from SAM-ICE hardware V6.