Frequently Asked Questions

Which CPUs are supported?

SAM-ICE supports all ARM based Atmel microcontrollers.

What is the maximum JTAG speed supported by SAM-ICE?

The maximum supported JTAG speed is 8MHz.

Can I access individual ICE registers via SAM-ICE?

Yes, you can access all individual ICE registers via SAM-ICE.

Can SAM-ICE read back the status of the JTAG pins?

Yes, the status of all pins can be read. This includes the outputs of SAM-ICE as well as the supply voltage and can be useful to detect hardware problems on the target system.

Does SAM-ICE support the embedded trace macro (ETM)?

No. ETM requires another connection to the ARM chip and a CPU with built-in ETM.