Atmel in-circuit debugger and programmer links AVR Studio 5

Atmel in-circuit debugger and programmer links AVR Studio 5

Colin Holland

6/20/2011 11:37 AM EDT

The Atmel JTAGICE3 mid-range in-circuit debugger and programmer supports all Atmel AVR 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) and connects to the recently-launched Atmel AVR Studio5.
The design of the JTAGICE3 allows the debugger to program the on-chip 256 KB flash AVR microcontroller in less than 14 seconds. It also offers full support for JTAG, aWire, SPI and PDI serial program, and debug interfaces used in AVR microcontrollers.
It can program MCUs powered by 1.8V to 5.5V and supports three hardware program breakpoints plus one maskable data breakpoint and up to 128 software breakpoints.
Measuring at 2.1 x 3.4 inches (5.4 x 8.6 cm), the debugger is housed in a heavy duty plastic casing and powered by a USB port. It is suitable for testing and programming AVR-based designs in the field.The debugger can also be embedded as a link controlled by the customer’s application running under Windows or Linux.

The Atmel JTAGICE3 is available now for $199 on the Atmel Online Store.