RE: Wireless Composer in Atmel Studio 6

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Hello
I should use ATMEGA256RFR2 in my next project.
What I need (programmer, ide etc) for use it?
Thanks

Last Edited: Fri. Oct 16, 2015 - 02:12 PM
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If you will be designing your own board then you'll need JTAGICE3 for debugging. And Atmel Studio as an IDE.

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Dear Alex,

For summary I need this tools:

1)JtagICE3 (is also a programmer?)
2)ATmega256RFR2 Xplained PRO'(evaluation kit)
3)Wireless Composer (Studio 6 Extension)
4)Wireless Library (source code)
5)Wireless Library Hex

If I program Wireless Library Hex how I can interact (send data and command) with chip?

In other word it is an already working library so I need only send data and command?

Thanks

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If you will be using Xplain Pro then you don't need JTAGICE3.

There is a number of stacks available, but you will have to spend time understanding what they are for and how do they work.

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Yeah, and I have no idea about wireless stuff integrated into studio. It is useless as far as I'm concerned.

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but you are atmel employe? If not there is direct assistance from Atmel or some webinary that explane how to use visual studio 6?
I need to start quickly and never use this ide before
Any suggest is apprecciate

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I am, but I don't see how it is relevant. You need to know C programming language and you need to have experience with embedded development. There is no miracles, this MCU is no different from any other MCU.

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alexru wrote:
I am, but I don't see how it is relevant

If you are payed for reply question on forum is rilevant, otherwise no.

alexru wrote:
You need to know C programming language and you need to have experience with embedded development

I know C programming but I have always used BASCOM IDE.

Now I would use AVR STUDIO6.
This is the reason behind the question if do you know place where are tutorial that explane quickly how to use AVRSTUDIO 6 and the new Wireless Composer Studio 6 Extension. If you don't know ask at your collegue.

But the most important question is:
If I program already programmed Wireless Library into the chip, can I interact (send data and command) with chip? If yes how?

Thanks

p.s.
please be more gentle with people

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Hi,
You can find the getting started user guide in Atmel online help.

http://www.atmel.no/webdoc/wirel...

You can also post your queries to Atmel Technical Support channel directly, mail to avr@atmel.com with subject as "RF" or "Wireless".

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Thanks Firebee,
much more gentle of alexru

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You have a chance to win kits in the below thread.

https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

I tried my level best for that :P

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gpezzella wrote:
If you are payed for reply question on forum is rilevant, otherwise no.
No, I'm not being paid for this, otherwise I won't rely at 1AM.

gpezzella wrote:
Now I would use AVR STUDIO6.
Using AS itself as an IDE has nothing to do with wireless.

I suggest to separate two steps: get comfortable working with AS (blinking LEDs, debugging and all this standard stuff) and using wireless stacks.

gpezzella wrote:
But the most important question is:
If I program already programmed Wireless Library into the chip, can I interact (send data and command) with chip? If yes how?
If by "interact" you mean some sort of UART/I2C/SPI interface rich enough to send arbitrary data, then no.

Wireless library is a library, something you use to create your own wireless application. Also, majority of stacks are not represented in the wireless library, so my recommendation is to get familiar with what stacks are offered (MAC/RF4CE/ZigBee/LwMesh) and their capabilities and limitations.

Or you can describe your goal in more details so I could help you with selecting a stack.

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