AVR Project Development Environment
The best Compiler, Simulator & Debugger
One of the most popular IDE (Integrated Development Environment ) for development of AVR based embedded systems or project is AVR STUDIO from ATMEL itself. We can write, compile, simulate & debug our codes or projects in this IDE very easily and efficiently, many released versions are freely available on ATMEL website. Please follow the link http://www.atmel.com/tools/STUDIOARCHIVE.aspx to download the required version of IDE according to your project & microcontroller need. Out of this versions Atmel Studio 4 is the lite version which runs on low configuration PC, but the new version like 6 & 7 are based on VB.NET platform so they require fast processing power & more RAM i.e. these higher version software require high configuration PC to run fast.
For our tutorial we are using Atmel Studio version 6.2