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AVR Development with JTAG and DebugWire

Kanda supply a range of development kits, with different board options, ISP programmers and a different emulators, including JTAG ICE and AVRDragon. This guide is written to allow you find the correct kit for your needs.


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Why Choose a Kanda AVR Development Kit?


Whatever project you have in mind, the best way to start is to learn some of the basics. Kanda kits do just that so you can understand what the development process actually should be. As an example, you could just try painting by numbers or assembling a kit but once you have done this, you still don't understand how it should work.

Our approach takes a bit longer but gives you a firm foundation in how to program in assembler or C and create your circuit. Our development kits cover everything you need to know to get your project off on the right footing.



AVR Development Boards


The first choice is to select your board. Both boards have LEDS, switches, UART, LCD interface etc.

The two AVR boards are
  • STK200: Board for 8, 20, 28 and 40-pin microcontrollers
  • STK300: Board for 64-pin mounted microcontrollers

Unless you have a specific project in mind that requires lots of pins and extra memory, the STK200 board is the best for most people to start with.

Once you have selected your AVR board, then your next choice is programmer or emulator (ICE) or both.

AVRStudio (Studio) is Atmel's development environment and is supplied with all kits. It includes project management, a full featured editor, assembler, C compiler, simulator for testing code plus an interface for tools like programmers and emulators.

If you want to get to grips with microcontrollers and how to use them, you need to learn how to use a development environment or you will never be able to progress.

Which Programmer or Emulator Do You Need?

There are 3 hardware choices for programming and debugging with our AVR boards, depending on the target microcontroller and your budget:
  • ISP: USB In system programmer with its own software (but can be run from Studio when required) for programming all ATmega and ATtiny microcontrollers. Studio Simulator can be used for debugging.

  • JTAGICE: In Circuit Emulator using JTAG Port and runs from Studio software. It has limited device support

  • DRAGON: ISP and Emulator in one package. It is a bare board, but Kanda supply all leads and adapters required. Runs from Studio software and has ISP, JTAG and DebugWire (for emulating smaller devices)

All are available separately if you already have a board, see links at bottom of page.

So which AVR Development kit should you choose?

All the kits include Studio, C compiler, sample code, schematics, instructions and books on CD to get you up and running with AVR development. So, whatever your choice of AVR development board and ISP or ICE, you have all the information you need to get going with these microcontrollers.
  1. SK200 and STK300: Basic low cost kits with USB ISP programmer. Debug via Simulator

  2. STK200ICE and STK300ICE: Includes USB ISP programmer and USB JTAG ICE. Limited number of devices can be used with emulator but it also includes an ISP, so you can program all devices without using Studio

  3. STK200-DRAGON and STK300-DRAGON : Includes DRAGON which is an ISP and Emulator for nearly all devices. It can only run from Studio


Details of each AVR Development kit

  STK200 STK200ICE STK200 DRAGON STK300 STK300ICE STK300 DRAGON
Board STK200 STK200 STK200 STK300 STK300 STK300
USB ISP USB ISP DRAGON USB ISP USB ISP DRAGON
Emulator None JTAG ICE DRAGON None JTAG ICE DRAGON
MCU Included ATmega8515 ATmega16 ATmega16 ATmega128 ATmega128 ATmega128
ISP Support All except 90S All except 90S All except 90S All except 90S All except 90S All except 90S
ICE Support None (1)JTAG ICE support DebugWire or JTAG None (1)JTAG ICE support DebugWire or JTAG
Socket Support 8, 20, 28 and 40-pin 8, 20, 28 and 40-pin 8, 20, 28 and 40-pin 64-pin 64-pin 64-pin

We can supply other microcontrollers if requested. Please contact sales



STK200 AVR Development Kits:


for 8, 20, 28 and 40 PIN Microcontrollers

STK200 Kit
STK200 ATmega AVR board Picture
STK200
STK200 Kit+ JTAGICE
STK200 ICE AVR board Picture
STK200ICE
STK200 AVR Board + Dragon
STK200 DRAGON AVR board Picture
STK200-DRAGON

STK300 AVR Development Kits:

for 64 Pin Microcontrollers

STK300 Kit

STK300 ATmega AVR board Picture
STK300
STK300 Board
with JTAG ICE

STK300 ATmega128 board Picture
STK300ICE
STK300 Board
with DRAGON

STK300 AVRDRAGON board Picture
STK300-DRAGON



ISP and Emulators on their own

USB versions of ISP, JTAG ICE and DRAGON available separately

USB Programmer
AVR ISP USB AVR Programmer Picture
USB ISP
USB JTAGICE
AVR JTAGICE Picture
USB JTAG ICE
USB DRAGON
AVR DRAGON board Picture
DRAGON






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