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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 StudioBR'''

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

'''Step 3: Install Nano-RK and WinAVR on a Windows MachineBR''' * 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 fileBR''' * 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 StudioBR''' * Start-> Programs -> Atmel AVR Tools -> AVR Studio 4

'''Step 6: Load the elf fileBR''' * 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 SettingsBR''' * 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