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EPSILON5 MKIII - Portable ISP Programmer and Atmel Atmega AVR JTAG Upgrade bundle

 
 
 

The Epsilon5 Portable USB ISP Programmer is a high-speed development / field / production programmer supporting most in-system programmable (ISP) microcontrollers from Atmel, Philips and Zensys. The programmer can be operated under PC control during development and for project configuration / uploading using the EQTools Toolsuite. For field / production applications the unit is designed to operate in ‘Standalone Mode’. A ‘Programming Project’ can be recalled from the on-board non-volatile FLASH memory and programmed into a Target System by pressing a single key. All the popular ISP headers are catered for including the new JTAG ISP Port required for fast programming of the Atmel ATmega AVR and AT91SAM7 families.

The 'ATmega AVR JTAG' License Upgrade for Equinox ISP Programmers supports high-speed  In-System Programming (ISP) of Atmel ATmega AVR Microcontrollers via their on-chip JTAG port. The JTAG algorithm yields much faster programming times (3 - 4 times faster) than the traditional SPI algorithm due to an enhanced protocol and higher bus speed. It is also possible to program multiple AVR microcontrollers which are part of a JTAG Chain on the same Target System using the JTAG algorithm.

 
Ideal programmer for development, field service and production applications
 
 

Features

 
 
Supports PC Controlled and Standalone Programming
Main features of Epsilon5 MKII
Controlled / configured by Equinox EQTools Software
Supports all popular ISP Headers to connect to the Target System
Main Features of JTAG Upgrade
Advantages of JTAG Programming
JTAG connections (Single JTAG Device)
JTAG Chain Programming Support
ISP Header Pin-out
Device Support

Supports PC Controlled and Standalone Programming
  • Development Mode - using Equinox Development Suite (EDS) under PC control
  • Standalone Mode - ideal for field or small-scale production use (no PC required)

Main features of Epsilon5 MKII
  • Fastest programming times possible due to on-board data, high-speed SPI and JTAG port
  • Supports programming of FLASH, EEPROM, FUSE bits, Security bits and RC Oscillator Calibration bytes
  • 2Mbits of on-board non-volatile FLASH memory for user project storage (Standalone Mode)
  • SCK2 Oscillator signal for externally clocking ATmega & ATtiny microcontrollers during programming
  • On-board +12V Vpp generator for programming Atmel ATtiny11/12/15 microcontrollers in 'High voltage Serial Mode'
  • JTAG Port - FAST ISP using JTAG algorithm

Controlled / configured by Equinox EQTools Software
  • Equinox Development Suite (EDS)
  • Project Builder - to create/edit Programming Projects
  • Project Manager - to create and maintain Project Collections
  • Project Upload / Download Utility - to upload projects to the programmer for use in Standalone Mode

Supports all popular ISP Headers to connect to the Target System
  • Atmel 10-way SPI Header (as per STK200 / STK500)
  • Atmel 6-way SPI Header
  • Equinox 10-way SPI header with support for Slave Select & SCK2
  • Atmel 10-way JTAG header (as per Atmel JTAG-ICE)
  • Equinox 10-way UART header for Atmel T89C51Rx2 (8051) and Philips P89C51 ISP FLASH microcontrollers

Main Features of JTAG Upgrade
  • Supports high-speed JTAG programming of a single Atmel AVR microcontroller connected via the JTAG interface
  • Supports high-speed JTAG programming of  multiple Atmel AVR microcontrollers which are connected as part of a 'JTAG Chain' (JTAG daisy-chain mode).
  • Fast programming speeds via JTAG (3 - 4 times faster than SPI method)
  • Simple 4-wire JTAG Interface to microcontroller
  • Same JTAG Interface as Atmel JTAG ICE MK2 Debugger
  • User-selectable JTAG frequency
  • Supports JTAG Chain Validation
  • Supports checking of the 'JTAG ID' of both AVR and any generic JTAG devices eg. CPLD's
  • Supports automatic checking of 'Silicon Revision' of target JTAG device

Advantages of JTAG Programming
  • The JTAG algorithm is approximately 3-4 times faster at programming compared to the SPI algorithm.
  • The programming time using JTAG for the EEPROM is significantly faster than the SPI algorithm
  • The JTAG algorithm uses the same ‘JTAG Port’ as the Atmel JTAG-ICE Debugger.
  • In JTAG mode is it possible to change the ‘Clock Selection Fuses’ to any value and still program the chip. (with the exception of the ‘JTAGEN’ Fuse)
  • It is possible to daisy-chain multiple JTAG devices on the JTAG bus in a so-called ‘JTAG Chain’ and then select to program a particular device in the chain. This functionality is now supported by Equinox programmers running firmware 3.07 and above.

JTAG connections (Single JTAG Device)

  • Supports high-speed JTAG programming of a single Atmel AVR microcontroller
  • Uses only 4 x JTAG pins + control of the AVR RESET pin
  • Uses the same JTAG port pins as used by the Atmel JTAG ICE debugger

JTAG Chain Programming Support

  • Supports programming of Atmel AVR microcontrollers which are part of a 'JTAG Chain'
  • An individual 'Programming Project' is used to program a specific 'JTAG Device' in the 'JTAG Chain'
  • The algorithm supports 'JTAG Chain' programming of both legacy AVR devices eg. ATmega16 and newer AVR devices eg. ATmega2560 with the devices placed in any order in the JTAG Chain
  • High-speed  'JTAG Chain' programming possible due to optimised algorithms  
  • Supports JTAG Chain validation (checks the integrity of the JTAG Chain)
  • Supports checking of the 'JTAG ID' of any other non-AVR JTAG device eg. CPLD in the chain

ISP Header Pin-out

  • Equinox programmers feature the same 10-way IDC connector as the Atmel JTAG ICE debugger
  • The same JTAG interface can therefore be used for both debugging during the "development phase" and "In-System Programming" during the "production phase"

 
 

Device Support (by manufacturer)

 
 
This product supports devices from the manufacturers listed below:
 
Atmel Corporation
Dallas Semiconductor (Maxim)
Exel Semiconductor (Rohm)
Holtek Semiconductor
IC Microsystems
ISSI
Microchip
NXP (Philips)
ON Semiconductors (Catalyst)
Ramtron
Rohm
Seiko Instruments
Sigma Designs
STMicroelectronics
Xicor

The following are available as chargeable upgrades: 24Cxxx - Serial I2C EEPROM Memory Device Library and Atmel AT91SAM7 Upgrade Pack. See [Upgrades] tab.

 

Please note:
Not all devices may be supported within a family.
Please see the Detailed Device Support List for a list of all devices which the product supports.

 
 

Ordering Information...

 
 
 
EPSILON5 MKIII - Portable ISP Programmer and Atmel Atmega AVR JTAG Upgrade bundle
EPSILON5 MKIII - Portable ISP Programmer and Atmel Atmega AVR JTAG Upgrade (UPG3) bundle. Portable programmer - ideal for development, field and production use.
Manufacturer:  Equinox Technologies
Order Code: 
Equinox:  EPS-AVRJTAG-BUNDLE
 483-1016-ND
 1695687
Discontinued Product

This product has been discontinued. Please refer to the Replacement Product instead:

EPSILON5 MKIV - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer OVERVIEW
Epsilon5 MKIV - Portable high-speed In-System (ISP) Programmer with Standalone capability and USB connectivity. Supports AVR, ARM, 8051 & Zensys devices.
Manufacturer:  Equinox Technologies

For further information about related products, please see the Overview Product.



Product Information
Product:  EPSILON5 MKIII - Portable ISP Programmer and Atmel Atmega AVR JTAG Upgrade bundle
Manufacturer:  Equinox Technologies
Order Code: 
Equinox:  EPS-AVRJTAG-BUNDLE
 483-1016-ND
 1695687
Discontinued Product
 
 
Discontinued Product
This product has been discontinued and replaced by the following product(s):
EPSILON5 MKIV - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer OVERVIEW >>
 
 
Overview Product
EPSILON5 MKIII - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer OVERVIEW >>
 
 
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 13 January 2009:
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EPSILON5 - Atmel AT91SAM7 JTAG ISP Upgrade Pack >>
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