Atmel AVRISP Cable Selection & Installation

Tag-Connect with Atmel’s AVRISP mkII

Atmel AVRISP Debugger

The Atmel AVRISP is used for field upgrades of Atmel 8-bit AVR microcontrollers with ISP or PDI interfaces.

The AVRISP is compatible with our TC2030-IDC or TC2030-IDC-NL cables.

Atmel AVRISP debugger underside

1. Turn device over on its back-side.
2. Unlatch the four locating at the corners.

Undoing clip on Atmel AVRISP

Use a pen or screwdriver to unlatch them. Then remove the top cover to obtain access to the internal circuit board.

Atmel AVRISP circuit board

Carefully remove the existing 6-pin ribbon cable, taking note of the pin 1 orientation.

Atmel AVPISP debugging connector

Plug in the TC2030-IDC family Tag-Connect cable. Make sure that pin 1 is aligned.

Atmel AVRISP debugger with Tag-connect cable attached

Replace the top cover and you are ready to go!

Both “legged” and “no-leg” cables come in the standard 6″ length or you can use the longer 10″ versions TC2030-IDC-10 and TC2030-IDC-NL-10.

The TC2030-IDC-NL can be used with the TC2030-CLIP board to provide a hands-free debugging and programming.

You can find the datasheets for the cables along with footprint information here:

To avoid heartache, please check your layout against the common mistakes shown on the last page of the relevant datasheet.

Solutions

PCB connectorDebug ConnectorItems (Click items for details)PriceQtyBuy
AVR 6-pin to 6-pin Plug-of-Nails™ - No Legs
Plug-of-Nails™ No Legs6 pin target connector
PCB End: 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ No LegsDebug End: 6 Pin IDC 0.1" Female
The TC2030-IDC-NL is our "No Legs" 6-pin Plug-of-Nails™ programming cable fitted with a 6-pin 0.1" pitch ribbon connector. With its tiny 0.02 sq inch footprint the TC2030 Tag-Connector has a footprint using about the same PCB space as an 0805 resistor. The "No Legs" versions of our cables are designed to be held in place by hand for a fast programming operation or can be temporarily retained in place for debugging when used with our TC2030-CLIP boards. See TC2030-IDC for the "Legged" version which has four additional feet which hold it securely in place on the PCB for debugging or programming use. Popular applications include programming Atmel AVR, many Renesas MCU's (when used with our TC-Renesas E1 / E8a adapter) and Zilog. Also great for bringing our SPI / IIC / RS232 and test signal access. Also available in 10"/254mm lengths (TC2030-IDC-NL-10). Contact us for 36" length versions of these cables.

Datasheet

TC2030-IDC-NL 6-pin plug-of-nails to IDC debug/programming cable with small PCB footprint1 x TC2030-IDC-NL
This product is intended to temporarily hold a TC2030 -NL ("No Legs") cable in place on a PCB. This solution will help when board space is at a premium and you need a hands free solution for debugging. Supplied as pack of 3. We recommend keeping a few spare of these since the tiny boards are easy to misplace when working on the bench. For a more robust solution consider a TC2030 legged cable.
TC2030-CLIP-3PACK retaining clips for TC20301 x TC2030-CLIP-3PACK Retaining CLIP board for TC2030-NL cables - 3 Pack
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Price: $51.95 Qty: Buy
AVR 6-pin to 6-pin Plug-of-Nails™ - With Legs
Plug-of-Nails™ Legged6 pin target connector
PCB End: 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ LeggedDebug End: 6 Pin IDC 0.1" Female
The TC2030-IDC is our "Legged" 6-pin Plug-of-Nails™ programming cable fitted with a 6-pin 0.1" pitch ribbon connector. The "Legged" or "With Legs" versions of our cables snap directly into a tiny footprint of holes and pads in your PCB. By eliminating the need for a mating header component, you not only save PCB space but also cost on every board! See TC2030-IDC-NL for the "No Legs" version which has an even smaller footprint of about the size of an 0805 SMT resistor. Popular applications include programming Atmel AVR, many Renesas MCU's (when used with our TC-Renesas E1 / E8a adapter) and Zilog. Also great for bringing our SPI / IIC / RS232 and test signal access. Also available in 10" lengths (TC2030-IDC-10). Contact us for 36" length versions of these cables.

Datasheet

TC2030-IDC 6-pin plug-of-nails to IDC programming/debug cable with small pcb footprint1 x TC2030-IDC 6-Pin Tag-Connect Plug-of-Nails™ Spring-Pin Cable with Legs
Price: $33.95 Qty: Buy