| [Not Additional USB Drivers Needed for Black Magic / Atmel ICE]
Arduino SAM based boards (such as the DUE) are now available out of the box for debugging in vMicro, through external debuggers.
External Debug Interface: SWD
External Debugger Connections
If you don't have a debugger built-in then you can use an External Debugger which supports SWD to attach to your board, as seen in the examples below.
NOTE - SWD Interface Connections
On Boards - often just specific pins on your board, or may be presented in a 2x5 interface (its small at [0.05"/1.27mm pitch]), shown in the first image on the "Black Magic Pro" debugger
On Debuggers - may be presented in the small 2x5 interface, or in the JTAG layout.
Bear this in mind when finding a debugger, you may need more leads / breakouts to connect them to your targets.....
|BMP Connected to DUE ||Atmel ICE Connected to DUE ||Atmel ICE Connected to MKR1000
|NOTE: Orientation of the Ribbon Cable is Important - See Images
Ensure you have Visual Studio and the vMicro Extension Installed
Open your Sketch and select the Debug > Hardware, and the relevant Debugger you have available, whether it's built in, or External:
- Ensure you have the Debug Configuration selected from the Configuration Manager Window
- If you know where you want the first breakpoint in your code, add it now
- To start the debugging process, you can either:
- "Debug > Attach to Process" button if your code has already been uploaded to the SAMD board
- "Debug > Start Debugging" if your code has not been uploaded
Black Magic Note - You will need to set the COM port to the BMP port to DEBUG, so can only set Board COM Port, "Build & Upload", swap to BMP COM Port and then "Attach to Process"
Congratulations - you should have the debugger running, and further windows can be opened from the "Debug > Windows" menu once you have started debugging