AVR Studio 4.17 Release Candidate

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Release notes:

* AVR Studio 4.17 Release Candidate adds support for 19 new devices.
* It also adds Full AVR ONE! 8-bit support. Both programming and debugging.
* Among other bugfixes, creating ELF files from AVR Studio now permits to ommit a memory type.

http://www.atmel.no/beta_ware/

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pop48m wrote:
Release notes:

* AVR Studio 4.17 Release Candidate adds support for 19 new devices.

This week's mystery devices are:
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- ATtiny4, ATtiny5, ATtiny9, ATtiny87, ATtiny261A, ATtiny861A, ATtiny2313A, ATtiny4313,
ATmega644PA, ATmega16HVB, ATmega16M1, ATmega64M1, ATmega64C1, ATmega8U2, ATmega16U2,
ATmega32U2, ATxmega192D3, AT90SCR100, ATmega128RFA1

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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9751 Error in registerview. Register gets overwritten with wrong values when a neighbour
register is edited.
But does it fix ALL the other problems with register view? Like not being able to change the value at all or be able to rename AND SAVE the changes to the register like it was possible up to V4.14?
See also https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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js wrote:
But does it fix ALL the other problems with register view?
I think you are a download away from finding out.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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Well you can certainly now edit the register names but if they were supposed to be saved when you do a "project-save", that does not seem to happen. (a grep of the .aps file shows that there's no sign of these names in it - so it's not that it cannot reload them - it simply doesn't save them in the first place)

As this isn't the official 4.17 but just a "release candidate" hopefully this might still get fixed before the final release - after all that's what "release candidates" are for.

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if they were supposed to be saved when you do a "project-save", that does not seem to happen
Well at least we have gone back to V4.15 status. :(

I have a very busy few days ahead and don't want to install beta ware that may break things even more than they are.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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ArnoldB wrote:
This week's mystery devices are:....
Take a closer look. A few of the so called mystery devices appear on the AVR data sheet web page:
http://www.atmel.com/dyn/product...

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I was to lazy to cross check them. The A ones are obvious, but I saw the tiny tinies (tiny4, tiny5, tiny9) and a D3 type Xmega. That's enough mystery for me.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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tiny4, tiny5, tiny9
Must be cousins to the tiny10... :?

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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js wrote:
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tiny4, tiny5, tiny9
Must be cousins to the tiny10... :?
I thought so, too. Maybe each one with one pin less then the 10 :-)

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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ohhh c'mon, a T4/T5 with just 4 or 5 pins? Why that would be MUCH better than a 6 pin PIC. :lol:

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

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According to my calculation a t4 must have three pins only, a t5 four, a t9 five pins and the t10 six pins :-) And that is better, because, ehmmm, because, well, because ... because it is better :-) Simpler PCB design, you save a gram or so of solder paste per chip, if you buy a gazillion they weight less, so you save shipping costs.

Mouser lists a t4 with 26 weeks lead time. If this is Atmel-style lead time, we'll see a t4 in one or two years time. Then we know.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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ArnoldB wrote:
According to my calculation a t4 must have three pins only, a t5 four, a t9 five pins and the t10 six pins :-)
Breathlessly awaiting the arrival of the tiny2, tiny1 and the ultimate tiny0... :lol: :twisted:

Stu

Engineering seems to boil down to: Cheap. Fast. Good. Choose two. Sometimes choose only one.

Newbie? Be sure to read the thread Newbie? Start here!

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stu_san wrote:
Breathlessly awaiting the arrival of the tiny2, tiny1 and the ultimate tiny0... :lol: :twisted:
I think you got the idea :-)

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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Hello all!
I just had an oopsie on my pic dev board while writing a motion control routine with a unipoler stepper that went out of control and I shorted my breadboard. 16F877A up in smoke and programmer gives wierd errors so I figured now that I need a new setup lets see which rout to go.

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Another IDIOT!! redroses and hidden text. GET LOST!!

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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6093 USB driver installation on Windows Vista x64. Upgraded to latest Jungo driver.

Anyone have any luck with this in win 7?

I installed 4.17, dragon driver didn't want to install as before. I tried copying windrvr6.sys to system32 (as in this thread), which allowed it to install correctly. But avr studio still won't connect to the dragon.

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Win 7 isn't Vista 64 is it? Why do you think that because Vista 64 support has been fixed that it would work on Win 7? (my money would be on 2010 for that). If Microsoft ever stopped the game of musical chairs then I guess these issues would not arise.

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Can anybody please delete the idiotic post from redroses? What is the idea of having hidden text with links in it?

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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clawson wrote:
Win 7 isn't Vista 64 is it? Why do you think that because Vista 64 support has been fixed that it would work on Win 7? (my money would be on 2010 for that). If Microsoft ever stopped the game of musical chairs then I guess these issues would not arise.

In the thread I linked to, someone had no problems running in windows 7 32-bit. So the issue appears to be a 64-bit driver.

http://www.techspot.com/blog/354...

But it does indeed say vista, so I will add to my question: has anyone tested this in vista 64-bit and is now able to use a dragon (or jtagice)?

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We have tested on Vista 64 and it should work. We also test on Windows 7 32/64 but the Jungo usb-driver does not work. Jungo has promised us a beta of the driver as soon as it is ready. They expect to have the driver ready when Windows 7 is released in october.

Lars Kvenild
Atmel Norway

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js wrote:
Can anybody please delete the idiotic post from redroses? What is the idea of having hidden text with links in it?

As c_oflynn and sellis no longer seem to be regulars on Freaks I think the only active mod. in the Studio 4 forum is eivind - so you'd need to PM him to get that post deleted.

I did PM "redroses" about the behaviour of embedding links but I guess we'll just have to wait and see if that has stopped it.

I can only guess that the hidden link is for boosting the position of the linked site on Google.

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In this beta release still exist case sensitive option bug (-c) in AVRAssembler v.2.1.40 - when this option is used, lds/sts opcodes can't be assembled with labels.

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There has been a slight change at http://www.atmel.no/beta_ware/

It's now AVR Studio 4.17 Release Candidate 2

Quote:
Bug Fixes

* Fixed issue with non-working simulator in RC1.


Stan

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js wrote:
Another IDIOT!! redroses and hidden text. GET LOST!!

What is the deal with hidden text? What's the point?

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What's the point?

Boosting Google ratings so that the linked site appears nearer (or at the top even) of a Google search. Google judges a site's popularity by the number of other sites that link to it. So you know those spam you get that say "we can get your site in the top 10 on Google" - I guess this is how they do it.

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Trym wrote:
We have tested on Vista 64 and it should work. We also test on Windows 7 32/64 but the Jungo usb-driver does not work. Jungo has promised us a beta of the driver as soon as it is ready. They expect to have the driver ready when Windows 7 is released in october.

Lars Kvenild
Atmel Norway


Thank you

vmware (32-bit xp) is working well for the moment

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Just installed RC2 on Vista64 (screen 1920x1200)and noticed a couple of nasties.

1) The toolbar icons seem very fuzzy. looks like the wrong resolution icons have been selected.

2) Clicking on a .aps file fails to bring up Studio instead an error box comes up saying that the path to the .aps does not exist.
Typing the .aps spec into a command line gets the same message.

 "C:\Avr\Projects ATMega168\BBB\BBB168.aps"

Typing the studio spec followed by the .aps gets a warning message followed by entry to studio with the project selected.

 "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVR Tools\AvrStudio4\AVRStudio.exe" "C:\Avr\Projects ATMega168\BBB\BBB168.aps"

These could just be Beta issues but it would be nice to get them fixed.

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Trevor,

1) Can you attach a screen shot of what you are seeing? I'm using RC2 on Vista and the icons look just fine to me. I run my desktop at the native resolution of my laptop - 1920x1080

2) I do see something like this though - if I try to run a .aps at the command line I get a "Windows cannot access the specified file. You may not have the appropriate permission" (which is odd because I use an Admin account)

Cliff

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Just posted at AVR® 8-Bit RISC - What's Changed

Quote:
AVR Studio 4.17 (build 666) Software (updated 7/09)

AVR Studio 4.17 includes new device support and numerous overall enhancements;
Full AVR ONE! 8-bit support - both programming and debugging, AVR Battery Studio version 1.02,
JTAGICE mkII command line SW with support for ELF production file format,
and STK500 command line SW with support for ELF production file format.


The new file is a bit larger than that posted as AVR Studio 4.17 Release Candidate 2,
about July 20th at Atmel Norway : BetaWare

Also recently posted: AVR Instruction Set User Guide Rev H
Updated for ATtiny10 compatibility.

Stan

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Cliff,

Screenshot of toolbar. It is difficult to get the correct impression from the file but if you look at the bookmark,Con & AVR icons you will see that there is something wrong.

The biggest problem problem however is the inability to open a studio project other than from within studio. I have never got the Options/General - Auto Open Last Project flag to work despite trying over a number of years!

I have a suspicion that the latest updates to Vista may be responsible for some of the problems.

Trevor

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Ah I see what you mean. Here's what I see (300% life size). As you an see on my Vista they are OK so I guess it's something to do with the screen size you are using or even your video driver.

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Could be screen size or video driver as you say. However, 4.16sp1 it was OK(like yours) but as soon as I upgraded to 4.17RC2 I got what you see now. Without even a reboot!

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Windows 98 is no longer supported by AVR Studio. The most recent version that supported
Windows 98 was AVR Studio 4.16 SP1.
For those that still use it.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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After installing the release version of 4.17 (b666) I finally gave up on it and I have now upgraded back to the superior version 4.16sp1. Much better ! :)

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Whenever I try to open a .aps file from Explorer I get an "Access is denied" error. It looks like a file association issue since when I go back to 4.16 it works again. I get this error under Windows XP Pro on multiple PC's. Haven't tried under other OS's

I can open a project file from within Studio though.

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Whenever I try to open a .aps file from Explorer I get an "Access is denied" error. It looks like a file association issue since when I go back to 4.16 it works again. I get this error under Windows XP Pro on multiple PC's. Haven't tried under other OS's

I can open a project file from within Studio though.

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js wrote:
Can anybody please delete the idiotic post from redroses? What is the idea of having hidden text with links in it?

Google rating and other review sites maybe, the more sites that link to it, the more likely its not fraud.

Just Click before the hidden test and drag over it, so its selected, text becomes gray on black.

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Hi,
a group of usernames are attached to redroses' IP:
redroses [ 2 Posts ]
GlobolStaff [ 1 Post ]
simulation11 [ 1 Post ]
Karato [ 1 Post ]
shinichikudo [ 1 Post ]
vanesssa99 [ 1 Post ]
heaths [ 1 Post ]
lindapret88 [ 1 Post ]

I won't risk banning the IP yet, but will ban all the users.

Cheers!

*** Eivind, webmaster ***

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Eivind,

That's pretty much a list of all the idiots who've been embedding the links - so it looks like it was all one user then. Rather curiously I PM'd a couple of of them and had separate conversations. There was no inkling at the time I was talking to the same person.

Cliff

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Cliff wrote:
Rather curiously I PM'd a couple of of them and had separate conversations. There was no inkling at the time I was talking to the same person.
Did they try to sell you Viagra? Or perhaps there was a great multi-level marketing opportunity? Oh, oh, I know! They wanted to introduce you to Scientology!

Stu

Engineering seems to boil down to: Cheap. Fast. Good. Choose two. Sometimes choose only one.

Newbie? Be sure to read the thread Newbie? Start here!

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clawson wrote:
Well you can certainly now edit the register names

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there was never a problem editing the register names in the "Processor" view, which is what the screen shot looks like in the post from which I quoted. I'm not sure the register names in the "Processor" view were ever saved with the project.

The "Register" view is where you used to be able to change names for registers and the names would save in the project file. I've tried RC2 and the "Register" view is still broken. You can neither change names nor load/save them from or to the project file.

Thanks,
Mark

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Oh right I understand the problem now. I installed build 528 and named some registers 9in that separate window) which were saved in the .aps as:


  counter
  R01
  mask
  R03
 etc.

I then installed build 666 - as soon as you load (not even save!) this .aps into Studio the copy on disk is updated and all the name fields are set back to their Rnn defaults. This doesn't look like an accident but by design. Presumably it's a sledgehammer to crack a nut solution to some other problem?

Cliff

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I've tried RC2 and the "Register" view is still broken.
Broken since V4.15. :(

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Eivind,

That's pretty much a list of all the idiots who've been embedding the links - so it looks like it was all one user then. Rather curiously I PM'd a couple of of them and had separate conversations. There was no inkling at the time I was talking to the same person.

Cliff

More than likely it's just a single outsourced spam company in China being paid a few dollars each to post spam on websites to increase a target's Google ranking. Assuming this is the case, it seems they aren't bright enough to mask the NAT they are using to post their rubbish.

EDIT: Bingo! http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipc...

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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I downloaded and installed 4.17 on XP, and the connection with my Dragon failed. I was unable to connect at all, even to install the upgraded firmware. I tried removing and separately installing the USB driver, removing USB drivers and all of AVRStudio and reinstalling, but nothing worked.

I removed everything and reinstalled 4.16, and it now works again.

Just FYI.

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I am getting MFC error and my system crashes when trying to view the disassembler window while debugging. If I don't try to view the disassembler view, then the source code works fine.

(I can post the required steps and documents if anybody interested to work on) :-)

ATMEL--Heart Beat
Nothing Impossible

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I am getting MFC error and my system crashes when trying to view the disassembler window while debugging. If I don't try to view the disassembler view, then the source code works fine.

Works just fine here. Which version of Windows are you using? (mine is Vista with SP1). Also which version of WinAVR? (I'm using 20090313)

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Yes, i am running on Vista 64 Bit Business version(SP1).

Summary:
Opening Disassembler window crashes the AVR Studio

Details:

AVR Studio crashes when opening the disassembler window on the project attached to this report.

I used AVR Studio 4.17B666 and WinAVR 20090313. Note that source-level debugging works fine, it is only disassembly that causes problems.

Reproducibility:

Happens Every Time following these steps mentioned below on a 64-bit Vista PC.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Unzip the attached file into a new folder named C:\Develop.
2. Use AVR Studio to load the project in the WebServerProto folder.
3. Build (with WinAVR) and run.
4. Copy WebServerProto.elf (in the WebServerProto folder) over the one created by AVR Studio in the 'default' subfolder.
5. Click "yes" when prompted with "Object file has changed, reload?".
6. Click "no" if asked to rebuild the project.
7. Browse as prompted to find all source files in AVR folder and subfolders and in WinAVR folders if necessary.
8. Open disassembly window. AVR Studio will crash (can take several minutes).

Actual Results:

Crashes with MFC problem details mentioned below:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AVRStudio.exe
Application Version: 4.17.0.652
Application Timestamp: 4a42314a
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c015000f
Exception Offset: 000761b7
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.6
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

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Expected Results:

There shouldn't be any issue, as it works fine with Windows XP

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ATMEL--Heart Beat
Nothing Impossible

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clawson wrote:
That's pretty much a list of all the idiots who've been embedding the links - so it looks like it was all one user then. Rather curiously I PM'd a couple of of them and had separate conversations. There was no inkling at the time I was talking to the same person.

Maybe all those users were created with some special purpose search-engines-rank-increasing-spider-application that searches net for forums that it can recognize. I might be wrong about that, but it should not be hard to write such an application (just time consuming). Advanced version could automatically collect all mails that you write to newly created users and human non automated replies could be made in a hope that user posts will not be deleted. If that behaviour continues, then administrator could think about somehow forbidding hidden links, or if that can't be done then limiting in some way users with small number of posts.