Atmel Launches High-Performance Debugging Tool…

On 15th December,2015 Atmel Launched its high performance debugging tool that enables customers to visualize the power usage of their product during the development cycle. Now for those who don’t know what a debugging tool is, here is the defination.

A debugger or debugging tool is a computer program that is used to test and debug other programs. The code to be examined might alternatively be running on an instruction set simulator (ISS), a technique that allows great power in its ability to halt when specific conditions are encountered.


The new Power Debugger is Atmel’s latest development tool for debugging and programming Atmel | SMART ARM® ,Cortex®-M–based MCUs and Atmel AVR® MCUs that use specified target interfaces. In addition to standard low-level debug functionality, the Power Debugger features two independent current-sensing channels for collecting real-time power measurements during application execution. The Data Visualizer graphs power usage in real-time and uses this data to estimate application battery life.

“Lowering overall power consumption is key to many customer designs and essential for battery-operated and wearable designs,” said Steve Pancoast, Vice President of Software Development, Applications and Tools, Atmel Corporation.

“Atmel provides cost-effective, easy-to-use tools that make it possible for our developers to profile the power usage of applications running on their own hardware as part of the standard development cycle. The Power Debugger is part of Atmel’s pledge to bring the latest tools to market, enabling developers to quickly get their prototype to production with the lowest power consumption.”


The Power Debugger is available for purchase from the Atmel web store:, and through Atmel distributors.

Article By: Shelly Thakur