Is it possible to use Serial Communication over Power Debugger

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Hi guys,

 

           Newbie here. I've been working with SAM L21 Xplained Pro  Board. I'm planning to use a Power Debugger for programming the Board. Can I know if its possible to communicate over the Serial Winfow of Atmel Studio 7 while using the Power Debugger?

 

If you guys know of a site that talks about this pls send the link.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Charlie8 wrote:
SAM L21 Xplained Pro  Board

This: http://www.microchip.com/develop... ?

 

 I'm planning to use a Power Debugger for programming the Board

Why?

Surely, this board effectively has all the power debugger stuff already built-in?

 

if its possible to communicate over the Serial Winfow of Atmel Studio 7

Possible, but probably best avoided.

 

Just uses a standard terminal emulator; eg, PuTTY, TeraTerm, Real Term, et al ...

 

 

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Yes that is the Board. It has on On-board Embedded Debugger(EBDG). But the EBDG IC is a BGA type of IC. There is no locally available PCB design center where we can assemble the EBDG since it is a BGA.

That's the main reason we are planning to use an External Debugger with Power Measurement capability. 

 

Check this forum post,

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/w...

Last Edited: Wed. Feb 14, 2018 - 04:20 PM
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Sorry, that makes no sense: the board already has the EDBG chip fitted - so there is no need for you to do it.

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We are gonna use the schematics available for the Xplained Pro and transfer it to a different PCB while removing sections of the Pro's Schematic we find unnecessary for our project and adding peripherals devices that are not already there on the Pro but are relevant to our project.  While we do require the EBDG we are in a position unable to transfer it to the PCB because it happens to be a Ball Gate Array(BGA) IC, as there are no local PCB fabrication centers which assemble BGA ICs. The downside of removing the EBDG is that the current measurement unit of the Cplined Pro is connected to the EBDG and hence it will no longer be possible to get the Current measurement data. Hence we have decided to use an External Debugger with its own Current measurement capability and that's why we settled on the Power Debugger which has the extra feature of current measurement.