San Jose--April 28, 1998--Atmel Corporation (San Jose) announced MegaICE realtime in-circuit emulator for the company's megaAVR family of Flash-based microcontrollers.
Atmel's MegaICE offers realtime emulation for the company's megaAVR microcontrollers. The emulator supports Flash memory densities up to 128 Kbytes, plus 4K of EEPROM and SRAM memory densities as high as 64 Kbytes. Providing access to all of the megaAVR's I/O pins, the device emulates any megaAVR peripheral set, including full duplex UARTs, timer/counters, realtime clocks and megaAVR's 10-bit, 8-channel analog-to-digital converter.
The MegaICE enables designers to locate potential bugs. The product permits breakpoints, including breaks that are triggered by external events such as an oscilloscope or logic analyzer. It can trigger external devices as well, so events can be captured and analyzed. The emulator's single-step execution and trace buffer allow designers to identify instructions or C statements that trigger a particular event.
MegaICE uses Atmel's AVR Studio architectural simulator for its front end. AVR Studio provides tools that permit designers to debug their systems. The product runs under Windows 95 and Windows NT.
The MegaICE in-circuit emulator is available now from any Atmel distributor, and is priced at $3,495 each. AVR Studio is included with MegaICE and is available as freeware from the Atmel website.
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