Simulator not supporting ATmega32U4

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I'm using Tennsy for a project and found out that
AVR Studio 5.1 simulator dosen't support ATmega32U4, I can live without it but it's handy to have when checking things out, I could hook up my AVR Dragon to the JTAG PORT but that will be a day's work, anybody got a qucik solution ?

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I suggest that you upgrade to Atmel Studio 6 and get rid of that buggy AS5.1 you are running. It will not solve the problem of no simulator for the ATmega32U4 though.

Moderator: This should be moved to the AVR Studio 5 and Atmel Studio 6 forum.

Atmel: Why no simulator for this chip? I would like to use it too.

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Atmel: Why no simulator for this chip? I would like to use it too.

They tend not to simulate the chips with the complex bits (CAN and USB). This was equally true back at 4.19.

OTOH I cannot help thinking that users of those chips would accept that CAN/USB were not simulated if they could simulate all the standard peripherals.

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We have a goal of supporting all AVR's in the simulator, but at the moment it doesn't seem we will be able to support the ATmega32U4 anytime soon. Sorry about that.

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OTOH I cannot help thinking that users of those chips would accept that CAN/USB were not simulated if they could simulate all the standard peripherals.

;-)

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:-) I see your point, but making models out of these devices, even without CAN/USB, actually involves more work than most other AVR's. It just hasn't reach high enough up on the priority list.

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Well then perhaps your chips won't reach high enough on the customers priority list. :?

"I may make you feel but I can't make you think" - Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick

"void transmigratus(void) {transmigratus();} // recursio infinitus" - larryvc

"It's much more practical to rely on the processing powers of the real debugger, i.e. the one between the keyboard and chair." - JW wek3

"When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -  Marcus Aurelius

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32U4 is a good choice for small volume projects as it has lots of peripherals and the cost is low, Teensy is only $16, I'll find some time to put together a diagnostic package to share with everybody.

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I just noticed that Arduino has a new board with a mega32u4, maybe the sales volume will go up.