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Re: [avr-chat] JTAG Debug

From: David Kelly
Subject: Re: [avr-chat] JTAG Debug
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:51:48 -0600
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On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 09:48:08PM -0800, Peter LaDow wrote:
> Well, I've got a board based upon the ATmega2561 that I've just
> received the boards for.  I'm now in the process of assembling the
> boards, and soon will be debugging code I have for the device.  I've
> used GCC and AVaRICE/GDB to do work in the past, and have enjoyed it.
> The only problem now though is that I no longer have access to my
> JTAGICE MkII.  I've switched jobs, and I had to give back my pod I was
> using.  And looking at the price of the MkII, I'm shocked ($300!).
> Well, I guess I shouldn't be since $300 is paltry for companies.  But
> for the hobbyist, like me, it is a bit pricey.
> So looking at the alternatives for debugging I find only the AVR
> Dragon (at least on the Atmel site).  But the AVR Dragon only supports
> debugging of devices with 32k or less of flash, which isn't
> appropriate for my device.
> So, are there other alternatives?  Or am I going to have to bite the
> bullet and fork out the $300 for the MkII?

If your device is supported by the JTAGICE MkI then I expect the $40
ICE-Cube will work. I have one of these and when I also had access to a
MkII the ICE-Cube drew much less power off my 50 or 100 mA power.

David Kelly N4HHE, address@hidden
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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