Integrated platform handles all 8- and 32-bit AVR MCUs
3/1/2011 2:16 PM EST
NUREMBERG, Germany – At Embedded World, Atmel Corp. released details of an integrated platform of development tools it has developed which supports all 8- and 32-bit AVR MCUs.
Atmel AVR Studio 5 is an enhanced version of the Atmel integrated development environment (IDE) which enables seamless migration between Atmel’s 8-bit and 32-bit AVR MCUs.
It brings together an editor with assisted code writing, a wizard for creating projects, an AVR Software Framework source code library, a GNU C/C++ Compiler, a simulator, and a front-end visualizer for all of Atmel’s AVR programmers and in-circuit debuggers.
AVR Studio 5 combines the best features of the current 8-bit AVR Studio 4 and 32-bit AVR32 Studio into one environment.
It also gives the user access to online documentation including device datasheets, tools user guides, example project documentation, and kit shopping directly from the Atmel Online Store.
It provides an integrated offering of third party plug-ins for embedded development tools.
Integrated in AVR Studio 5.0 is the AVR Software Framework, a source code library for 8-bit AVR XMEGA and 32-bit AVR UC3 MCUs with over 400 complete application examples and a set of drivers for on-chip peripherals and external components, wired and wireless communication stacks, audio decoding, graphics rendering, and fixed and floating point math libraries.
The code in this framework allows designers to accelerate the development of new applications by eliminating the need to write up to 50 percent of the low-level source code in a project.