Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Getting started with AVR Studio 5

In the previous post I wrote about AVR Studio5. Lets get started with AVR studio 5.

First you need to install AVR Studio 5 on your system. You can download it from

Start AVR studio.
File --> New --> Project.

Select executable project and then give the name and location for your new project. Click OK.

Now the device selection window appears.

From the top drop down menu select the family of your micro controller. After that from the listed devices select your micro controller. Now you can see the details of your device appear on the right side of the window. 

If its correct then click OK, and its all over. You will be presented with the code editor. Now you can start coding.

You can manage your project using solution explorer window on the right side of your editor as shown above. There you can add/remove files, group them etc.

To add a new file to your project just right click on the project name in the solution explorer. Then Add--> New Item (shown above).

Also it is not necessary to explicitly include add the dependent files. During compilation it will automatically scan for dependencies in the project folder which includes the main file.


vineeth c said...

Can we use this tool for programming 89xx family? If not which tool from Atmel will we use?

Anil C S said...

NO. Atmel Studio does not support 89xx family. For 8051 architecture series you need to use Keil IDE from ARM or you can use 8051 assembler from ATMEL.
Most popular 8051 development IDE is Keil.
Also mcu8051 IDE is also available for 8051 architectures.

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