WinAVR is a set of free utilities for programming AVR microcontrollers. It includes all the tools the developer needs, the most important of which is the GNU GCC compiler, which supports the C+, C and Objective-C languages. In addition, there is a GNU debugger with command line support, a debugger with a graphical shell, and a handy text editor with syntax highlighting. Already these tools would be enough to provide a full development cycle, but the creators of WinAVR went much further.
As part of the package you will find a complete tool to simulate the behavior of microcontrollers - Simulav, equipped with a "proprietary" debugger. An extremely useful application to help predict the behavior of equipment after changes are made to its code. There is also a utility for programming chips with SPI-interface, as well as a huge library with specifications and other reference information on different models of AVR microcontrollers. All tools are provided with detailed documentation. In addition to developing and debugging software for AVR controllers, the program also helps with editing EPROM boot files in a variety of formats. Everything you need for this purpose is in the SRecord folder.
Summing up, we can say that WinAVR is a unique program that supports close integration with the Atmel Studio package. Unlike the latter, this set is distributed under the GPL license. That is, any developer can make changes to the program at will.
- GNU GCC compiler that supports C+ C and Objective-C languages;
- built-in code editor with syntax highlighting functions;
- several debuggers, including those with command line support;
- library with information about all AVR microcontrollers models;
- a built-in microcontroller simulator;
- detailed documentation for each tool;
- utilities for working with EPROM boot files;
- integration with Atmel Studio.