Atmel START Workflow
A Worked Example
IntroductionThis page demonstrates how Atmel START and Atmel Studio fit together to offer a complete embedded development workflow. Atmel START is used to generate a project that is then exported to Atmel Studio.
- Installing Atmel Studio, Obtaining Plug-ins and Automatic Board Detection
- Opening Atmel START
- Configuring the Hardware and Software
- Exporting the Atmel START Project From the Web Interface
- Importing the Atmel START Project Into Atmel Studio
Follow the first three steps described on the
Atmel Integrated Development Workflow
page to install Atmel Studio, Atmel Studio plug-ins, and, if using
an Xplained board, have Atmel Studio auto-detect connected
If the board you plugged into your host computer in step #1 is
supported by Atmel START, then you will see a “New Atmel START Project…”
link on the page that opened when the hardware was detected.
Click the link to open a web page that shows
project selections that are specific to the attached hardware.
If the board you plugged into your host computer is a custom board, or is not supported by Atmel START, then refer to the the Atmel START information page to see how to start a new Atmel START, project and configure the project for your microcontroller and hardware.
Select the PINMUX tab, and configure the pin names and function.
If you are using an Xplained Pro or Xplained Ultra board then the pins will already be set correctly for the connected hardware.
Select the clocks tab, and configure the clocks to be correct for
your hardware and the peripherals in use.
If you are using an Xplained Pro or Xplained Ultra board then the clocks will already be set correctly for the connected hardware.
- Click the Dashboard tab to select and then configure the required middleware and drivers.
Pin names and functions, configured correctly for
the SAMV71 XPlained Ultra board. Click to enlarge
Clocks, configured correctly for the SAMV71
Xplained Ultra board. Click to enlarge.
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Click “Export Project”.
On the Export page, select the IDE you wish to use, and give
the project a name.
- Click Download Pack. A file that has an .atzip file extension will be generated – save the file into a convenient location on your computer.
Select the “File->Import->Atmel START Project” menu item in the
Atmel Studio IDE.
The Import Atmel START Project window will appear.
Complete the fields in the Import Atmel START Project window
to select the .atsln file exported in the previous step, set the
project and solution name for the project being generated, and
set the directory in which you would like the project to be
The exported project will be opened and can then be built and debugged as described on the Atmel Integrated Development Workflow page.
Importing the Atmel START project into
Atmel Studio. Click to enlarge
The project after importing into Atmel Studio.
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