Universal programmer/debugger enables Wi-Fi operation

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MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company, has launched UNI CODEGRIP, a universal programmer and debugger for ARM Cortex-M, RISC-V, PIC, dsPIC, PIC32, and AVR MCU architectures.

According to MIKROE, CODEGRIP enables designers to programme and debug their designs over Wi-Fi, as well as USB-C.

By bridging differences between various MCUs, UNI CODEGRIP allows a large number of MCUs from several different vendors to be programmed and debugged. More MCUs are being added, and updates will be free for the product lifetime.

Whilst the USB-C connector interface offers improved performance and reliability, compared to traditionally-used USB Type A/B connectors, wireless connectivity redefines the way the development board can be used.

For example, CODEGRIP can be placed in difficult-to-access locations such as hazardous environments, agricultural establishments or high-rise buildings while still giving full debugging and programming access.

Commenting Nebojsa Matic, CEO at MIKROE, said, “Replicating a user’s hardware has always been a challenge, but debugging through Wi-Fi enables technical support to directly access user’s hardware."

The graphical user interface (GUI) of the CODEGRIP Suite has been designed to be clear, intuitive, and easy to learn, providing an improved user experience. The embedded HELP system provides detailed guidelines for every aspect of the CODEGRIP Suite.

CODEGRIP comes as a stand-alone device and as an integrated on-board module.