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

Brian triembed at undecidedgames.net
Mon Nov 6 08:21:53 CST 2017

As much as I hate to promote ties to Windows, I can also put in a small 
plug for Atmel Studio.  For whatever reason, the AVR Dragon programmer 
works much more reliably with AS than with avrdude.


On 11/06/2017 08:39 AM, Jon Wolfe via TriEmbed wrote:
> 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)
> -------- Original message --------
> 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
>> <https://www.adafruit.com/product/1369> It seems to be well maintained
>> and device/platform neutral.
>> All comments appreciated.
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