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AVR® MCU and SAM MCU/MPU Software Solutions Overview


Microchip produces over 400 different development tools to support AVR® MCUs and SAM MCUs/MPUs, including an integrated development environment, open source compilers, debuggers, programmers and software and development boards for specific applications. All the software is available for free download. Our comprehensive line of development tools is designed to work with or as a part of the Atmel® Studio 7 development environment. The development ecosystem fits together seamlessly with a user-friendly interface for your project.

Atmel® Studio 7

Atmel Studio 7 is the integrated development platform (IDP) for developing and debugging all AVR® and SAM microcontroller applications.


Atmel® START is an innovative online tool for intuitive, graphical configuration of embedded software projects.

Data Visualizer

The Data Visualizer is a program to process and visualize data.

Advanced Software Framework (ASF)

ASF is a software library providing a large collection of embedded software for AVR and SAM flash MCUs.

AVR and ARM Toolchains

The AVR and ARM Toolchains are a collection of tools/libraries used to create applications for AVR and ARM microcontrollers.

Qtouch Tools

The QTouch® Library is a royalty-free software library for developing touch applications on AVR and SMART ARM-based microcontrollers with Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC).