Microchip broke all support to Atmel downloads.

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I had to rely on Google cache and other search cache to download old versions of Atmel Studio 7 ... yes ... Microchip Studio doesn't work with my project.
All the links to download files of old Atmel compilers are broken.
 

Microchip (more than anyone else) knows how important is to support old libraries. I am a Microchip programmer myself, and if you ever developed for the 16/32-bits family, you know exactly what I am talking about.

This page is the last record of support: and the page doesn't exist anymore.
If wasn't thanks to the Google Cache (help from another brother at the EEVBLOG forum), my weekend would be horrible. 
I am passing the favor to this group that needs it more than anyone:

https://webcache.googleuserconte...

I hope someone high up at Microchip takes care of this issue. 
 

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Last Edited: Sat. Sep 25, 2021 - 10:02 PM
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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Well that's great. Still the website search goes to a 404 page. Try a search of  "AVR and SAM Downloads Archive" ... the result goes to a 404 page.

The page that shows inside Microchip website is: https://www.microchip.com/mplab/... .. also to a 404 page.

Thanks for the link though ( https://www.microchip.com/en-us/development-tools-tools-and-software/avr-and-sam-downloads-archive ) ... this will help frustrated people coming from Google.

 

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I put an updated link here https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/...

John Samperi

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Dang, I have version 7.0.2397 on this machine and a previous version on the other.  I have no plans to upgrade either for fear of losing it completely.  I had to restore this machine to 'as bought' condition after screwing up the first AS7 install, and redo everything else I had done setting it up from new.

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Why are all the Atmel AVRnotes renamed by Microchip? Result is many missing links. For example Atmel AVR1934.pdf is now Microchip Doc8413.pdf

It seems most of the Atmel notes are thrown in de bin, like they (the notes or Atmel {or Microchip?}) are evil.

 

Because there are only some 5000 Atmel notes: it cannot be difficult to restore or make working links to the original Atmel notes.

Now it is almost impossible to study.

 

Or is there a solution or method I don't know about???

Last Edited: Tue. Jan 11, 2022 - 01:45 PM
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gdhospers wrote:

Because there are only some 5000 Atmel notes: it cannot be difficult to restore or make working links to the original Atmel notes.

Now it is almost impossible to study.

You may find Professor Dan's site helpful: http://www.professordan.com/avr/...

 

 

FF = PI > S.E.T

 

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I Googled "AVR312" as an example application note.

 

The PDF was flagged as "not downloadable. Potential Security Risk" by Firefox.   But it downloaded and was perfectly readable.

There is an "ONLINE" version of AVR312.

 

I compared my 2005 AVR312 with the 2016 "Security Risk" and the current "ONLINE" version.

They all appear to present the same information.   Albeit with a few revisions over time.

 

I have not studied deeply.   Microchip have a better reputation than Atmel for maintaining documents.

 

If Google does not find the Atmel Application Note,  just post a message here.   Someone can help.

 

Mind you.  I always refer to "AVR312".   Never to "Rev. 2560C-AVR-09/05" or "Atmel-2560D-Atmel-2560-Using-the-USI-Module-as-a-I2C-Slave_AVR312_Application Note-08/2016".   Or whether it is "doc2560C.pdf"

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ki0bk wrote:

gdhospers wrote:

 

You may find Professor Dan's site helpful: http://www.professordan.com/avr/...

 

 

 

Thanks!

(I am reviving my XMEGA-A3BU Xplained board.) http://www.professordan.com/avr/...

 

Also found a lot of Atmel stuff here: https://www.manualslib.com/brand...

Last Edited: Tue. Jan 11, 2022 - 04:04 PM