Atmel ICE Firmware Version? How to find out?

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I own an Atmel ICE (white) for a couple of years now and use AS7. I was wondering how to find out the ICE firmware that exists on my unit and what the latest available version exists.

My understanding is that the AS7 tool would inform me when a new release is out but I've never gotten a new firmware release notice.  Is this device considered stable and no updates have occurred for some time?  I'm not having any problems with my unit, it works great, just wondering.

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Jim

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Atmel generally put a version of f/w into the ICE to match the IDE. So unless you upgrade the IDE then you are unlikely to see the IDE suggesting a need to change.

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Atmel Studio.  Tools > Device Programming

 

 

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Ok... There it is.  Right there in front of me.  If it had been a snake, it would have bit me!

Thanks

Jim

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Hi,

I was looking for a changelog of the firmware update on the ICE. Do you know where I can find it?

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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A few items to clarify -

 

1. The firmware version numbers shown by Atmel Studio 7 are in hexadecimal. The documents on Atmel Studio list the firmware history in decimal! So the "1.27" reported to me is 1.39 in documents. <rant> Oh Atmel, is it really so hard to take on a customer view when you write these documents? </rant>

 

2. The link from qchapman now goes to a generic Microchip page. No firmware versions there anymore.

 

3. The Atmel Studio manual has a firmware table. Missing many versions, latest entry is years out of date. Versions are in decimal.

 

<rant>

It is never clear to me when I really have to update firmware. For updates with some New Chip that I don't use - no. But does the protocol change? Bug fixes? Hard to tell without a version history. And it would be nice if the firmware table said more than "bug fixes"...

</rant>

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Perhaps you should raise these points on support tickets to Microchip ... ?

 

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daveped wrote:
2. The link from qchapman now goes to a generic Microchip page. No firmware versions there anymore.

Atmel-ICE

Firmware Release History
http://www.microchip.com/webdoc/GUID-DDB0017E-84E3-4E77-AAE9-7AC4290E5E8B/index.html?GUID-8CE5FEF9-0C68-4194-8E9C-383F8FDB012D

 

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