Microchip Announces New Snap Debugger Programmer at an Unheard-of Price Point

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Microchip’s new MPLAB® Snap in-circuit Debugger/Programmer, part number PG164100, has recently been unveiled. The debugger represents an extremely cost effective, feature rich platform compatible with most AVR®, SAM Flash, dsPIC® and PIC® devices.

The connector pin-out is designed to be compatible with previous headers, demonstration boards, and target devices using ICSP and 2-wire JTAG. The 8-pin single in-line connector also supports advanced systems including 4-wire JTAG, Serial Wire Debug and a streaming data gateway.

Available for MPLAB X version 5.05 or newer IDEs, the SNAP debugger’s host system requirements also include computers with an Available USB port on Microsoft Windows® 7 or later, Mac OSX® and Linux® operating systems.

For a list of devices supported by the MPLAB Snap debugger/programmer, it is advised to download the free fully featured MPLAB X 5.05 or later IDE and review the file located in the program’s installation directory called “Device Support.htm”.

Click here for more information on the MPLAB Snap In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer from Microchip.

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