Atmel Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for writing and debugging AVR/ARM microcontroller code on a Windows PC. Atmel acts as a project management tool, source file editor, assembler, simulator, and programming and on-chip debugging tool.
No matter how perfect you think your design is before a microcontroller design is ready for production, it has to be built, tested and troubleshot until it completely errors free. Atmel Studio is a developer's best friend when it comes to getting custom-designed microcontroller devices and its components ready for production.
Atmel is compatible with many Microsoft Visual Studio plugins, has a rich SDK to enable tight integration of customer-specific plugins, and allows prototype building on any AVR platform. Atmel’s code editor for C/C++ and Assembly language features a powerful Visual Assist extension to take the drudgery out of code troubleshooting and reworking. To top it all off, Atmel Studio has a cycle-correct simulator with advanced debug functionality, and if that isn’t enough to get the job done, you can debug on the actual devices using the Debugging Tools.
No software can guarantee you will not have any tough problems to solve before heading off to production, but Atmel Studio might save you a lot of hair-pulling, long nights looking for bugs and bad code.
Atmel allows microcontroller code debugging on actual microcontroller devices using intuitive debugging tools.