We are looking at using an ATMEL device (Mega103) for the first time in a project, and I am are interested in feed back from the community regarding what is considered to be the best development environment. The main constraints on this project are:
In circuit emulation: Absolute must
Source level debugging during emulation: Absolute must
Environment cost: less than the price of the silicon would be nice (we will be manufacting approximately 80 products only)
Memory constraints shouldn't be a problem.
We have to this point considered AVR Studio, ICE30 emulator, and the IAR compiler. But the price of the IAR and emulator are significant given the size of our production run.
Can anyone suggest better value for money?
AVR push the IAR compiler a lot, but is ImageCraft as good for lots less money?
Any other helpful hints?