[It might seem like this belongs in the Wireless forum, but it has traces of generic AVR matter so I placed it here]
I was feeling a tad sorry for myself, having a bad day at work. So I thought I'd give myself a present. I was looking at the ATmega256RFR2 Xplained Pro Starter Kit, when this popped out of the web page:
"¢Auto-ID for board identification in Atmel Studio 6.1
"¢One yellow status LED
"¢One green board power LED
"¢Symbolic debug of complex data types including scope information
"¢Data Gateway Interface: SPI, TWI, 4 GPIOs
"¢Virtual COM port (CDC)
I was under the impression that Atmel had no AVR(8) "demo boards" that had a debugger on-board. Am I reading that product page correctly? A debugger on board?
And, even more interesting: Is that debugger similar to the one on the SAMD20 Xplained board in that the debugging interface proper has breakouts on the board - so that you can use this to debug something that is "off-board"?
While the complete starter kit (with extra Xplained boards (OLED, I/O...) is around $100, the bare Xplained board is $40. That is roughly the same as the cost of a Dragon. Or actually cheaper?
Am I reading this correctly?
Same debugging platform as on the SAMD20 Xplained board?
No debug breakout?
Is the debugger perhaps locked down to do only ATMega256RFR2 devices?