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AVR32 Development Tools?

Started by Bob August 23, 2007
Does anyone know of any third party development tools for the Atmel
AVR32 family besides IAR? We just got in some EVK1100 development
boards bundled with Atmel's AVR32 Studio and a crippled version of IAR
Embedded Workbench. The Atmel suite seems pretty hideous and non-
intuitive, and the IAR single seat license is 4000 bucks! Is there
anything else out there?

Thanks,

Bob

"Bob" <StephensDigital@gmail.com> wrote in message 
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> Does anyone know of any third party development tools for the Atmel > AVR32 family besides IAR? We just got in some EVK1100 development > boards bundled with Atmel's AVR32 Studio and a crippled version of IAR > Embedded Workbench. The Atmel suite seems pretty hideous and non- > intuitive, and the IAR single seat license is 4000 bucks! Is there > anything else out there? > > Thanks, > > Bob
Yes - there is GCC and AVRStudio32: http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=4118 http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=4116 I have a demo that compiles with both IAR and GCC: http://www.freertos.org/portAVR32.html , but the instructions only refer to using GCC and GDB from the command line rather than the studio program (which is no doubt a lot simpler). If you are using the AP7000 parts then there is also a version of Linux available from Atmel. -- Regards, Richard. + http://www.FreeRTOS.org A free real time kernel for 8, 16 and 32bit systems. + http://www.SafeRTOS.com An IEC 61508 certified real time kernel for safety related systems.
> Yes - there is GCC and AVRStudio32: > http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=4118 > http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=4116
Sorry - I some how missed the middle of your post. You know about these already :o( -- Regards, Richard. + http://www.FreeRTOS.org A free real time kernel for 8, 16 and 32bit systems. + http://www.SafeRTOS.com An IEC 61508 certified real time kernel for safety related systems.
On Aug 23, 1:36 pm, "FreeRTOS.org" <noem...@address.com> wrote:
> > Yes - there is GCC and AVRStudio32: > >http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=4118 > >http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=4116 > > Sorry - I some how missed the middle of your post. You know about these > already :o( > > -- > Regards, > Richard. > > +http://www.FreeRTOS.org > A free real time kernel for 8, 16 and 32bit systems. > > +http://www.SafeRTOS.com > An IEC 61508 certified real time kernel for safety related systems.
Thanks Richard. As it turns out, I was just building the FreeRTOS when I saw your reply. Nice website, too. Bob
Bob wrote:
> Does anyone know of any third party development tools for the Atmel > AVR32 family besides IAR? We just got in some EVK1100 development > boards bundled with Atmel's AVR32 Studio and a crippled version of IAR > Embedded Workbench. The Atmel suite seems pretty hideous and non- > intuitive, and the IAR single seat license is 4000 bucks! Is there > anything else out there? >
We will be releasing an AVR32 toolset toward the end of the year, initially targetting the UC32 chips. We will use the AVR Studio32 as the main IDE (Eclipse based plugin), and our simple to use IDE for people who like, well, something simple to use. As we are the leader in AVR C compiler sales, doing an AVR32 compiler is a no brainer... // richard http://www.imagecraft.com
"Richard" <richard@imagecraft.com> wrote in message 
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> Bob wrote: >> Does anyone know of any third party development tools for the Atmel >> AVR32 family besides IAR? We just got in some EVK1100 development >> boards bundled with Atmel's AVR32 Studio and a crippled version of IAR >> Embedded Workbench. The Atmel suite seems pretty hideous and non- >> intuitive, and the IAR single seat license is 4000 bucks! Is there >> anything else out there? > > We will be releasing an AVR32 toolset toward the end of the year, > initially targetting the UC32 chips. We will use the AVR Studio32 as the > main IDE (Eclipse based plugin), and our simple to use IDE for people who > like, well, something simple to use. > > As we are the leader in AVR C compiler sales, doing an AVR32 compiler is a > no brainer...
Much as I like you, my dear man, I see no connection between doing well with AVR and doing well with AVR32. AVR32 is, to all intents and purposes, an ARM in drag--it wears the same stockings, it even has the same style of register shadowing as an ARM. AVR and AVR32 are worlds apart, as I'm sure you know and, to my mind the only commonality are those three letters. -- Paul.