The Graphics Integrated Development Environment
for AVR microcontrollers
It is a professional powerful tool which reduces the software development
time as much as 3-5X. The environment covers the complete development cycle:
algorithm input, simulation, debugging and even chip programming.
One can create programs both at an assembler level and macro-level,
using the multi-byte signed values.
Unlike a classical text assembler, the user can enter a program
as a flow-chart with a tree-like structure. The editor displays the web of
conditional and unconditional branches in a visually convenient vector-like
form. It eliminates the uncountable labelsí names which are inevitable in the
classical assembler. All the logical structure of the program becomes visual.
The graphic technology opens new possibilities for programmers.
The visualization of a logical structure reduces the probability of errors and
reduces development time.
For setting the peripheral units (such as Timer/Counter, UART, ADC, SPI etc.)
there is a especial element of algorithm - "SETTER". It has an opened windowed
interface. It is enough to choose the necessary parameters and the compiler will
create the set of instruction to provide these parameters (at the right side of window).
The environment is very simple to use.
The product includes a graphics editor, compiler, simulator and in-system
programmer. When programming the chip using in-system programmer,
the microcontroller may be connected to a COM port of computer through a simple
adapter (three diodes and a few resistors).
The in-system programmer implements a reprogramming counter, and saves
it into the chip.
The Algorithm Builder provides an On-Chip MONITOR debug. It displays the
actual state of the microcontroller at the breakpoints. The connection between a
chip and computer requires only one pin, which can be selected by the user.
The on-chip monitor debug is only applicable to chips that have SRAM.
The environment works in the operating system Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP.
The version 5.44: AB544.exe (3 Mb) - self-extract archive for setup (Freeware).