Design Automation


Atmel announces new and improved software tools

4 November 2015 Design Automation

Atmel announced the release of Atmel Studio 7, a comprehensive, free integrated development environment (IDE) for microcontroller design using Atmel | SMART ARM processor-based and AVR microcontrollers. The company is also launching Atmel START – a new, intuitive graphical platform for creating and configuring embedded applications that allow developers to build custom software platforms.

Due to increased complexity and more demanding requirements, embedded developers are turning to IDEs to deliver more intelligence, performance and ease of use. Based on the latest Microsoft Visual Studio Shell, Atmel Studio 7 reduces overall design time by delivering significant performance enhancements for developing and debugging with an easy-to-use interface, improved responsiveness for consumer, industrial and maker markets, and more.

Atmel Studio 7, which can be downloaded from www.atmel.com/microsite/atmel-studio, also provides real-time application data and power visualisation to better optimise application performance and power utilisation. For the maker community, it allows Arduino developers to quickly port their sketches created in the Arduino environment as C++ projects, and seamlessly migrate their prototypes into the professional Studio 7 environment.

Atmel Start is a web-based tool (found at http://start.atmel.com) that helps developers easily integrate basic software building blocks and focus on their own applications rather than configuration and integration of the basic software building blocks. It allows software developers to graphically select software components and configure them for Atmel’s large family of evaluation boards or for their own custom boards. Developers can build software platforms consisting of low-level drivers, advanced middleware, real-time operating systems (RTOS), high-level communication stacks and more, and download the configured software package into their own IDE and build their application.

Atmel Start supports graphical configuring of pin-muxes, along with clock trees, and the configured software package can be downloaded for a variety of supported development environments, such as Atmel Studio 7, IAR Embedded Workbench and Keil μVision. Atmel Start is entirely web-based, so no installation is required before getting started and the downloaded code will always be up to date.





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

HMI for IoT development kit
29 July 2020, RS Components (SA) , Design Automation
Optimised for HMI development in the IoT (Internet of Things), Renesas Electronics’ RX72N Envision Kit offers a highly sophisticated and integrated platform for developing applications that require a ...

Read more...
Online Tibbo BASIC code generator
29 May 2020, RF Design , Design Automation
Cody is a template project generator that produces working Tibbo BASIC code from the information provided via a few simple-to-understand configuration screens. This web-based app allows you to quickly ...

Read more...
Bourns launches new mobile app
25 March 2020, Electrocomp , Design Automation
The new Bourns app is now available free to download for iOS and Android at the Apple App Store and at the Google Play Store. Mobile apps are very popular marketing tools these days with over 50 million ...

Read more...
Guide for designing GUIs, for novices to experts
29 April 2020, Avnet Silica , Design Automation
The TouchGFX team at STMicroelectronics recently published TouchGFX Documentation, a website that targets developers working on their first embedded graphical user interface (GUI) as well as those with ...

Read more...
Free PADS software for students and instructors
29 April 2020 , Design Automation
As part of its ongoing investment in higher education, Mentor, a Siemens business, announced that students and instructors can download a free student edition of its premium PADS Professional Design Suite ...

Read more...
Embedding a 3D STEP model in a footprint
29 April 2020, EDA Technologies , Design Automation
Integrating mechanical design workflows into electrical design tools has become a necessary component of today’s successful PCB design processes. But transferring inaccurate design data back and forth ...

Read more...
STM32CubeMonitor for runtime variable monitoring
25 March 2020, Altron Arrow , Design Automation
The STM32CubeMonitor family of tools helps to fine-tune and diagnose STM32 applications at runtime by reading and visualising their variables in real time. In addition to specialised versions (power, ...

Read more...
STM32CubeMonitor for runtime variable monitoring
26 February 2020, Altron Arrow , Design Automation
The STM32CubeMonitor family of tools helps to fine-tune and diagnose STM32 applications at runtime by reading and visualising their variables in real time. In addition to specialised versions (power, ...

Read more...
STMicro enhances TouchGFX software framework
29 January 2020, EBV Electrolink , Design Automation
STMicroelectronics has added new features to the TouchGFX software framework for STM32 microcontrollers (MCUs), streamlining creation of attention-grabbing user interfaces for domestic appliances, home ...

Read more...
STM8 development boards in Nucleo-32 format
25 November 2019, EBV Electrolink , Design Automation
STMicroelectronics is making design starts using 8-bit STM8 microcontrollers (MCUs) faster, more affordable, and more accessible by introducing new development boards in the Nucleo-32 form factor. The ...

Read more...