How to upgrade JTAGICE-MKII firmware under Linux

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This is from a question that often pops up in the "Little Brother" section :-)
https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

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Some ppl. says that updating the Atmel tools is an issue (new firmware) , but i was actually wondering if there was some tools for the AVR32 , to update STK-600 , Dragon , ISP-MKII and JTAGICE-MKII , they might work for the avr firmware also (the firmware might even be the same).

There is some confusion about updating the Atmel tools with new firmware , if an 8-bit AVR developer leaves Windows for Linux. As AvrStudio seems to be the only way to update the tools , and as "wine" doesn't like the Atmel/Windriver usbdriver , AvrStudio & usb is useless in wine.

I was wondering what AVR32 Linux users does ?

And if the firmware is the same for the USB tools , then we might have a solution for the 8-bit users. Even if we need to install Avr32Studio , or a subset.

If the firmware isn't the same , can we just "bring/use" our AvrStudio xxx.bin files ?

Can any Atmel "Guru" shed some light on this ?

/Bingo

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You are correct, the AVR32 GNU Toolchain includes firmware upgrades for at least QT600, STK600, AVR Dragon, JTAGICE mkII and AVRONE!.

The firmware is located in the bin/avr32studio/plugins/com.atmel.avr32.tool.[avrone,dragon,jtagicemkii]* and bin/avr32studio/plugins/com.atmel.avr32.board.[stk600,qt600]* files.

Hans-Christian

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@hce

Is the AVR32Studio firmware for the USB tools the same as the one included in the AVRStudio ?

Meaning that one can do the upgrading from either of the platforms ?

It would make sense , else you'd have to firmwareupgrade your MKII every time you switched from AVR to AVR32

/Bingo

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Yes, it is exactly the same firmware. Of course, the different releases will have the latest firmware available at the time they were released. So if the AVR32 Studio is released soon, it will probably have a newer firmware than what is available in AVR Studio 4.

Hans-Christian