Atmel ICE tiny wires, cheapness slap to the face.

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Finally bought the $130 atmel ice kit.

Im sure im not the only person to open the box and and say "WTF".

I guess your paying for the software and abilities. But, where are aftermarket connectors to buy when my 13.5watt led bulb melts these cables from 3 feet away.

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~William

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Just wait until you try to plug in the tiny usb cable and the connector snaps off the pcb!

 

 

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vertamps wrote:
I guess your paying for the software and abilities.
Firmware development for its AVR32 UC3A4 is not easy.

Atmel-ICE apparently sell like hotcakes when microchipDIRECT has it on sale.

vertamps wrote:
But, where are aftermarket connectors to buy when my 13.5watt led bulb melts these cables from 3 feet away.
One adapter of a few or several that are in some threads here.

Atmel ICE - Adapter from 1.27mm to 2.54mm

by ARP
https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/atmel-ice-adapter-127mm-254mm

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https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/atmel-ice-adapter-127mm-254mm#comment-2251461

 

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vertamps wrote:
Finally bought the $130 atmel ice kit.
A guess is Atmel-ICE will eventually be EOL'd by PICkit 4 once AVR is completely in MPLAB X.

 

http://www.microchip.com/DevelopmentTools/ProductDetails.aspx?PartNO=ATATMEL-ICE

http://www.microchip.com/developmenttools/ProductDetails.aspx?PartNO=PG164140 (PICkit 4)

Come Join Us (MPLAB Now Supports AVRs)

by Brian Fairchild

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/come-join-us-mplab-now-supports-avrs

 

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I will definitely look into that. If i can use the ICE to solve some problems then it pays for itself.

Im ok with spending money but not on a product that may loose support or if the support is going to be covered by PICkit.

~William

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Don't see what you're complaining about:  those are industry-standard debug headers these days - and still people complain that they take up too much board space!

 

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vertamps wrote:
... but not on a product that may loose support ...
Not likely as Atmel-ICE is in several (many?) third party applications.

Microchip

Developer Help

Home » Hardware Tools » Atmel®-ICE Debugger

http://microchipdeveloper.com/atmelice:start

May be Atmel-ICE completely in MPLAB X well before PICkit 4 adds AVR.

 

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