So, I have got an SAMA5D2-XULT board and SAM-ICE debugger that is advertised to work with the XULT board.
Problem 1: neither came with an adapter from 20-pin to the micro 10-pin j-tag connector.
Options: order 20-to-10 pin adapter. Olimex advertises one, I have no idea if it is the right kind or not. Solder a connector. Use the serial connectors(more soldering), or find another debugger.
Problem 2: SAMA5D2-XULT board has no support in Atmel Studio 7. Alternatives are Atmel software package and something very professional and expensive or Eclipse(or vi, perhaps even nano) + GNU ARM tools.
Above issues should be stressed in Atmel product advertising. The lack of support in Atmel Studio 7 part was bit of a surprise. Is there any way to get it to same level as with the Cortex-M boards? The Atmel Studio, based on Visual Studio is a pleasant IDE, in comparison to Eclipse Java horror, which I unfortunately have to work with every day.
How did you all sort above issues?