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AVR Dragon vs USBtiny on Mac? Answered

I am trying to decide between buying an AVR Dragon and a USBtiny. The USBtiny seems nice and simple, but the AVR Dragon has more features. Do the extra features of the AVR Dragon work on a Mac, or should I just save the money and buy the USBtiny?

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hellrider75 (author)2010-10-28

i searched 1 hour but this is the most usefull >>http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/ee476/AtmelStuff/dragon.pdf

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hellrider75 (author)2010-10-27

AVR Dragon

Supports a large number of AVR devices
Supports up to 3 hardware program breakpoints or 1 maskable data breakpoint (depending on the OCD module on the AVR device)
Supports symbolic debug of complex variables on devices that have OCD.
Supports up to 32 software breakpoints
Includes on-board 128kB SRAM for fast statement-level stepping
Robust level converters support 1.8V to 5.5V target operation
Uploads 256Kb code in ~60 seconds (XMEGA using JTAG interface)
Full-speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface (12 MB/s)
Firmware upgradeable for supporting future AVR devices
Supports NanoTrace (depending on the OCD module on the AVR device; uses target device's memory)
USB powered, and capable of sourcing power to an external target.

i would choose AVR Dragon

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jeff-o (author)hellrider752010-10-28

That's all great, but can you confirm that all of this functionality is available when using a Mac?

I'd like to know, myself. I'm using a USBtiny and it works fine, but who can resist an upgrade? ;)

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