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Hi there,

I would like to buy an AVR ICE Emulator. I am almost a user of other companies ICE Emulators, and I would like to buy one for Atmel's AVR micros.
The micros that I usually use are ATMega48V/88V, ATtiny13V, ATtiny2313, ATtiny261, ATMega16/32 and I am planning to use also the 14 pin micros and ATMega64 or 128 also.

Do you have any notes, suggestions about which ICE to buy. Usually ICE's have bugs that companies fix (only if the problems can be fixed by software). There are also a lot o bugs that cannot be fixed because the only way is to change the pcb inside the tool (this is imposible). I don't have any experiense on ATMEL's ICEs. Is there anybody that has the experiense to tell me if it's is a good way of buying a tool and if Yes then which one.

Thanks for your time,

Michael

Michael.

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Your signature says you already are a user of the JTAGICE mkII. In my opinion, that is the most appropriate debugging tool for all the micros you've listed.

Atmel has discontinued all of its "traditional" ICE units in favour of JTAG (and similar) OCD solutions.

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Yes, I have seen that all ICEs are mature tools, but does anybody knows if there will be newer designed ICEs??? I agree that the MK2 is a good tool, but there are some jobs you cannot do without an ICE.

Michael

Michael.

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