[TriEmbed] Any suggestions for AVR/ARM development environment and tools

Jon Wolfe jonjwolfe at anibit.com
Mon Nov 6 07:39:31 CST 2017

I second this.
A few years ago, I did a triembed talk on Atmel Studio. It really is nice and easy to get setup. If you use it with Atmels programmers like the Atmel ice, its dirt simple to be off and programming and *debugging* code with close to 0 effort. Even with homemade or 3rd party programmers it not that hard to get going (note, I've only ever seen debugging working with atmels programmers for avr chips)

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From: Scott Hall via TriEmbed <triembed at triembed.org> 
Date: 11/5/17  7:30 PM  (GMT-05:00) 
To: triembed at triembed.org 
Subject: Re: [TriEmbed] Any suggestions for AVR/ARM development environment and tools 

    I really can vouch for Atmel Studio. 
      Even though it is available only on Windows, it makes up for it
      with rock-solid robustness.  It has that Eclipse look and feel,
      but is much more solidly programmed in C++ rather than Eclipse's
      Java.  It is hard sometimes to configure your build environment
      just right, but that's because the tool is so highly configurable
      -- once you get your external tools and how you want to do things
      dialed in, it performs solid everytime after that.  I like it also
      for its compatibility several programming dongles, not just
      Atmel's, but several open-source ISP/ICSP programmers & JTAG
      cables, and several professional in-circuit debuggers as well.  I
      like also for it compatibility to tons of processors, and not just
      Atmel's, but other ARM systems, SOM's and SOC's as well.  And I
      have integrated it with Google Test to provide automated unit
      testing whose error output puts you right back into the IDE and
      the troublesome spot.


      On 11/05/2017 06:57 PM, Charles A via TriEmbed wrote:

      Looking for suggestions on an AVR/ARM development
        environment and tool set or ICE. To date I have only used the
        Arduino IDE and worked with the larger Atmel
        processors embedded in off the shelf Arduino compatibles. 
        I would like to try some smaller AVR processors as well
        and program them directly.  Looking for any feedback here. 
        Thought I'd start with the Atmel Studio and maybe an ICE tool.
        Does anyone have a favorite development environment/tool set and
        why?   The SEGGER J-Link EDU - JTAG/SWD Debugger caught my
        attention https://www.adafruit.com/product/1369 It
        seems to be well maintained and device/platform neutral.
          All comments appreciated.

Scott G. Hall
Raleigh, NC, USA
ScottGHall1 at GMail.Com
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