Avr-studio

Version 4 (Anthony Rowe, 02/02/2008 04:40 pm) → Version 5/16 (Anthony Rowe, 02/02/2008 04:49 pm)


= AVR Studio =

This page talks about debugging the kernel and user functions using the simulator that is built into AVR Studio. AVR Studio® 4 is the professional Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for writing and debugging AVR® applications in Windows® 9x/NT/2000/XP environments. AVR Studio 4 includes an assembler and a simulator.

In order to run Nano-RK inside AVR Studio, you will need version 4.13 build 571 or newer. This can be downloaded for free from the following link: http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=2725

'''Step 1: Install AVR Studio[[BR]]'''

'''Step 2: Install Service Pack 2[[BR]]'''

'''Step 3: Install Nano-RK and WinAVR on a Windows Machine[[BR]]'''
* This is required so that the source can be correctly linked against the binary file. Using a binary built in linux works except that you will not be able to browse the connected C source, just the assembly (with no comments!).

'''Step 4: Build an elf file[[BR]]'''
* The Nano-RK build system automatically builds the elf file when you run make in a project. To test this, go into a project like basic_tasks and type "make". You should see the following files:
* main.o
* main.d
* main.lst
* main.eep
* main.lss
* You may need to run make twice for this one. It is an extended list file with all assembly code for all functions
* main.sym
* main.map
* main.hex
* '''main.elf'''
* This is the file we need for the simulator!
* You can copy this file to a separate debugging directory if you like...

'''Step 5: Start up AVR Studio[[BR]]'''
* Start-> Programs -> Atmel AVR Tools -> AVR Studio 4

'''Step 6: Load the elf file[[BR]]'''
* Click "Open" and navigate to your .elf file
* On the next screen, save the .aps file in the same directory.
* This file is used to store debugger settings etc

'''Step 7: AVR Simulator Settings[[BR]]'''
* For the Debugging Platform select: AVR Simulator
* For the Device select: ATmega1281
* Press Okay

'''Step 8: Set processor speed[BR]]'''
* Go Debug Menu -> AVR Simulator Options
* Set Frequency to 8 MHz