Tag-Connect™ Solutions for Atmel (Microchip) SAM ARM & ARM Cortex MCUs

Please see below for a list of Tag-Connect™ small footprint debugging/programming cable solutions for Atmel (Microchip) SAM ARM & ARM Cortex MCUs. Solutions may be available for different sized target board connectors, different debugging/programming protocols or different debuggers.  Solutions are also available for either “legged” or “no legs” versions of the plug-of-nails™ target board connectors. Use the debugger links to see further information on these options as applicable to particular debuggers.

Available solutions:

Cortex 10 Pin/SAM LEMTA solutions with 6 Pin target connector

Cortex 10 Pin/SAM LEMTA to 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ - No Legs
Debugger mating connector: 10 Pin IDC 0.05" Female (Mates with FTSH)
Plug-of-Nails™ No Legs6 pin target connector
6-Pin "No Legs" TC2030 Plug-of-Nails™ programming cable for use with ARM Cortex processors. This special cable has a 6-pin TC2030-NL Tag-Connector and a 10-pin ribbon connector that mates with the FTSH-105 style micro-headers used for Cortex Debug as found in debuggers such as Keil's ULINK-2. The footprint for the TC2030-CTX-NL Plug-of-Nails™ Connector saves over 66% of the PCB space used by typical FTSH-105 style micro-headers! Please refer to the TC2030-IDC-NL datasheet below for details of the TC2030-NL footprint. You may also want to purchase a couple of TC2030-CLIP boards which will hold this cable in place for hands-free programming and debugging. See also the TC2030-CTX "Legged" version of the cable. For traditional ARM JTAG solutions using the 20-pin header as found on Segger's J-LINK see our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter used with TC2050-IDC (-NL) cables. WARNING for ATMEL-ICE users: The Atmel-ICE has it's header pin numbers reversed (standard pin 1 is Atmel-ICE's pin 10). To use our cable with Atmel's reversed pin-number header you'll either need to cut off the ribbon connector locating lug and plug it in backwards, or select the LEMTA option below to order with the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards. If you plug in a standard (correct) Cortex cable you're going to short power and stuff out. Note: Cable only supplied, Keil's ULINK2 debugger and Tag-Connect Demo PCB and additional Legged Cable are shown for illustrative use only - not included with the cable!

Datasheets (TC2030-NL is for footprint information only)

ARM Cortex programming cable with TC2030 plug-of-nails no-legs connector1 x TC2030-CTX-NL 6-Pin "No Legs" Cable with 10-pin micro-connector for Cortex processors
Orientation: LEMTA - Ribbon Connector reversed for Atmel-ICE

6-Pin “No legs” TC2030 Plug-of-Nails™ Cable for use with ARM Cortex processors.

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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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Cortex 10 Pin/SAM LEMTA to 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ - With Legs
Debugger mating connector: 10 Pin IDC 0.05" Female (Mates with FTSH)
Plug-of-Nails™ Legged6 pin target connector
6-Pin Legged TC2030 Plug-of-Nails™ programming cable for use with ARM Cortex processors. This special cable has a 6-pin TC2030 Tag-Connector and a 10-pin ribbon and ribbon connector that mates with the FTSH-105 style micro-headers used for Cortex Debug Connector as found in debuggers such as Keil's ULINK-2. See also the TC2030-CTX-NL "No Legs" version of the cable with footprint that saves over 66% of the board space needed by typical FTSH-105 micro headers! For traditional ARM solutions using the 20-pin header as found on Segger's J-LINK see our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter used with TC2050-IDC (-NL) cables. WARNING for ATMEL-ICE users: The Atmel-ICE has it's header pin numbers reversed (standard pin 1 is Atmel ICE's pin 10). To use our cable with Atmel's reversed pin-number header you'll either need to cut off the ribbon connector locating lug and plug it in reversed, or select the LEMTA option with the 10-pin connector fitted backwards. If you plug in a standard (correct) Cortex cable you're going to short power and stuff out. Note: Cable only supplied, Keil's ULINK2 debugger and Tag-Connect Demo PCB shown for illustrative use - not included with the cable!

Datasheet

ARM Cortex programming cable with TC2030 plug-of-nails legged connector1 x TC2030-CTX 6-Pin Cable for ARM Cortex
Orientation: LEMTA - Ribbon Connector reversed for Atmel-ICE

6-Pin Legged TC2030 Plug-of-Nails™ Cable for use with ARM Cortex processors.

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Cortex 10-pin/SAM LEMTA solutions with 10 Pin target connector

Cortex 10-pin/SAM LEMTA to 10 Pin Plug-of-Nails - No Legs
Debugger mating connector: 10 Pin IDC 0.05" Female (Mates with FTSH)
Plug-of-Nails™ No Legs10 pin target connector
The TC2050-IDC-NL-050-ALL programming cable has an 0.050" pitch ribbon connector suitable for programmers and debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header (10-pins). The pin connections are 1-1 and all 10 pins are connected. (The standard TC2050-IDC-NL-050 cable does not have pins 5&9 connected to be similar to our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter and may be what you need for ARM applications).

Datasheet (for footprint information only)

Note: The 10-pin male connectors on the Atmel-ICE have reversed (non-standard) pin numbering. For Atmel-ICE you should purchase the LEMTA version of our cables which have the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards which corrects for the Atmel-ICE pin numbering reversal. (Atmel ICE comes suppplied with a ribbon cable fitted with two 10-pin IDC connectors and a 6-pin single-in-line SIP connector - The 10-pin connector at the Atmel ICE end is reversed but the other is not, correcting the pin-numbering at the target PCB. Our LEMTA cables similarly have a reversed connector).
TC2050-IDC-NL-050 with 10 pin no-legs Plug-of-Nails & 10 pin 0.05" IDC connector for MCU programming1 x TC2050-IDC-NL-050-ALL
Orientation: LEMTA - Ribbon Connector reversed for Atmel-ICE

TC2050 10 Pin “No legs” Plug-of-Nails™ to 0.050″ pitch 10 pin ribbon connector suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header. As TC2050-IDC-NL-050 but with all pins connected.

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This product is intended to temporarily hold a TC2050-NL cable in place on a PCB. The solution will help when board space is premium and you need to perform a hands-free programming or debugging operation. For a more robust and convenient debugging connection consider using the TC2050 legged cable and footprint. Supplied as pack of 3. We recommend keeping a few spare of these since they are easily misplaced when working on the desktop. Over time they may lose some grip.
TC2050-CLIP-3PACK retainer for TC2050 connectors1 x TC2050-CLIP-3PACK Retaining CLIP board for TC2050-NL cables - 3 Pack
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Cortex 10-pin/SAM LEMTA to 10 Pin Plug-of-Nails - With Legs
Debugger mating connector: 10 Pin IDC 0.05" Female (Mates with FTSH)
Plug-of-Nails™ Legged10 pin target connector
The TC2050-IDC-050-ALL programming cable has an 0.050" pitch ribbon connector suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header. The pin connections are 1-1 and all 10 pins are connected. (The standard TC2050-IDC-050 cable does not have pins 5&9 connected to be similar to our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter).

Datasheet (for footprint information only)

Note: The 10-pin male connectors on the Atmel-ICE have reversed (non-standard) pin numbering. For Atmel-ICE you should purchase the LEMTA version of our cables which have the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards which corrects for the Atmel-ICE pin numbering reversal. (Atmel ICE comes suppplied with a ribbon cable fitted with two 10-pin IDC connectors and a 6-pin single-in-line SIP connector - The 10-pin connector at the Atmel ICE end is reversed but the other is not, correcting the pin-numbering at the target PCB. Our LEMTA cables similarly have a reversed connector).
TC2050-IDC-050 with 10 pin Plug-of-Nails & 10 pin 0.05" IDC connector for MCU programming1 x TC2050-IDC-050-ALL
Orientation: LEMTA - Ribbon Connector reversed for Atmel-ICE

TC2050 10 Pin “Legged ” Plug-of-Nails™ to 0.050″ pitch 10 pin ribbon connector suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header. As TC2050-IDC-050 but all pins connected.

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PICkit 4 solutions with 6 Pin target connector

PICkit 4 to 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ – No Legs (SAM)
Debugger mating connector: 8 Pin 0.1" SIP strip Male
Plug-of-Nails™ No Legs6 pin target connector
Ideal for both debugging and production programming of SAM ARM Cortex MCUs using the Microchip PICkit 4 or SNAP in-circuit debuggers, the 6 pin plug-of-nails™ 'no-legs' cable terminates in a 8 pin 0.1" male SIP strip for connection to the debugger. This is similar to the TC2030-PKT-NL cable but has an 8 pin SIP connector rather than 6 pin, as required when using the PICkit 4 or SNAP debugger for SAM MCU programming and/or debugging. The target board pin connections on the plug-of-nails™ connector are the same as on our TC2030-CTX-NL ARM Cortex cable. Note: This cable is only for SWD debugging of SAM ARM Cortex MCUs. For suitable Microchip PIC cables see here.
Signal SNAP/PICkit 4 TC2030 CTX 6-pin
TC2030-PKT-SWD Connections
NMCLR/RESET 1 3
VDD VIOREF 2 1
GND 3 5
SWO 4 6
SWCLK 5 4
SWDIO 8 2
Tag-Connect TC2030-PKT-SWD-NL cable is primarily intended for use in production programming. It is particularly suited to environments where the connection to the PCB is of short duration, and operators are working quickly from board to board. A major advantage of the TC2030-PKT-SWD-NL is the extremely small footprint required on the PCB (hardly any bigger than a surface mount resistor) allowing the minimum possible space on your PCB to be used for the programming connection. The TC2030-PKT-SWD-NL (no legs) cable is also compatible with the TC2030-PKT-SWD legged footprint allowing use of the TC2030-PKT-SWD legged cable for development work and TC2030-PKT-SWD-NL for fast programming in production.
TC2030-PKT-SWD-NL Microchip Pickit4 & SNAP SAM programming cable1 x TC2030-PKT-SWD-NL 6-Pin No-legs Cable for Microchip PICkit 4/SNAP SAM
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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PICkit 4 to 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ – With Legs (SAM)
Debugger mating connector: 8 Pin 0.1" SIP strip Male
Plug-of-Nails™ Legged6 pin target connector
Ideal for both debugging and production programming of SAM ARM Cortex MCUs using the Microchip PICkit 4 or SNAP in-circuit debuggers, the 6 pin plug-of-nails™ cable terminates in a 8 pin 0.1" male SIP strip for connection to the debugger. This is similar to the TC2030-PKT cable but has an 8 pin SIP connector rather than 6 pin, as required when using the PICkit 4 or SNAP debugger for SAM MCU programming and/or debugging. The target board pin connections on the plug-of-nails™ connector are the same as on our TC2030-CTX ARM Cortex cable. Note: This cable is only for SWD debugging of SAM ARM Cortex MCUs. For suitable Microchip PIC cables see here.
Signal SNAP/PICkit 4 TC2030 CTX 6-pin
TC2030-PKT-SWD Connections
NMCLR/RESET 1 3
VDD VIOREF 2 1
GND 3 5
SWO 4 6
SWCLK 5 4
SWDIO 8 2
Tag-Connect TC2030-PKT-SWD programming/debugging cable is primarily intended for use in development environments but is also ideal for production programming. The spring-loaded contact pins are held firmly in place by four plastic legs each of which clips securely into its own locating hole. Tag-Connect TC2030-PKT-SWD is ideal where you need to maintain a connection to the PCB for an extended period such as when performing testing or development work. See also TC2030-PKT-SWD-NL for applications where an even smaller footprint is required.
TC2030-PKT-SWD Microchip Pickit4 & SNAP SAM programming cable1 x TC2030-PKT-SWD 6-Pin Cable with legs for Microchip PICkit 4/SNAP SAM
Price: $43.00 Qty: Buy