This AVR in-system debugger and programmer supports programming via the AVR ISP interface or in-circuit debugging/programming via the AVR JTAG or DebugWire interfaces. The unit is the 100% functional equivalent of the Atmel JTAGICE mkII and supports all chips supported by the AVR Studio software and Atmel's JTAGICE mk2.
The debugWIRE interface is used on smaller pin-count AVR chips and uses the Reset line for electrical connection; hence you do not have to sacrifice I/O capabilities to take full advantage of the On-Chip-Debug system.
The AVR JTAGICE mkII comes with a set of target cables that allow you to connect the unit to a 2x5 JTAG or 2x5 and 2x3 ISP or DebugWire interface. The AVR JTAGICE mkII can be connected to a PC either via USB or RS232. A power switch on the back of the unit allows for powering the unit on and off without having to disconnect it from the USB bus. Also included with the unit is a USB cable.
The JTAGICE mk2 is able to operate using an external power supply or it can be powered directly from the USB connector. An internal switch will default select the power from the external power supply. However if this is not connected, or the external power supply drops below a usable level the power will be taken from the USB (if connected). If the AVR ICE mkII is powered from the USB only, it's required that the USB can deliver minimum 500mA (Self Powered Hub). It's recommended to power up the target before the AVR ICE mkII is powered.
For more details on connecting to a target board via JTAG, ISP or Debugwire, read the Atmel AVR Studio Help entry "AVR Tools User Guide" for the JTAGICE mkII. Please make sure to read that chapter to understand which of the included adapters need to be used in ISP mode
This unit does not ship with any software or documentation. Download the latest version of the AVR Studio IDE from the Atmel website. AVR Studio includes the necessary USB driver for this unit
Read the JTAGICE MKII user documentation, which can be accessed via the AVR Studio Help Menu -> AVR Tools Guide -> JTAGICE MKII User's Guide.
JTAG, ISP and DebugWire Connections
Please don't do update in AVR studio. If you did, you need to download the following utility to restore the firmware.
If you want to use AVR stuido 5.0, please download utility V1.5.2.