Connecting to the Host Computer

The Atmel-ICE communicates primarily using a standard HID interface and does not require a special driver on the host computer. To use the advanced Data Gateway functionality of the Atmel-ICE, be sure to install the USB driver on the host computer. This is done automatically when installing the front-end software provided free by Microchip. See MPLAB X IDE or Atmel Studio 7 for further information or to download the latest front-end software.

The Atmel-ICE must be connected to an available USB port on the host computer using the USB cable provided, or suitable USB certified micro cable. The Atmel-ICE contains a USB 2.0 compliant controller and can operate in both full-speed and high-speed modes. For best results, connect the Atmel-ICE directly to a USB 2.0 compliant high-speed hub on the host computer using the cable provided.