Long time no post - I haven't used an AVR in about 5 years... So help me get back into it.
I'm trying to find the minimal toolchain to support development with the smallest card possible - would prefer an 8-bit AVR, need at least a few GPIO and a UART in addition to whatever interface programs it (bootloader or ISP). I used to use Eclipse / AVR-gcc / AVRDude, but recall setup and maintenance issues...
I'm looking for the simplest toolchain setup that will let me use something like the DFR0282 or DFR0339. Those have Arduino bootloaders - but I hate Arduino and will do anything to avoid using it. I really don't want this thread to devolve into a debate about the merits or detriments of arduino - so please just deal with it.
I'm open to using slightly larger hardware, and have been trying to load the dev kit pages at Microchip's site all morning - but can't. I know Atmel Studio and Atmel programmer kits will directly support their cards / kits - so suspect that's the easiest path.
So - outside of getting Atmel Studio to work with an arduino bootloader, is there an Amtel Studio supported nano / ATtiny / similar board that works directly with Atmel Studio?
Thanks a lot!