Few modules appear in ASF Wizard

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I have just installed Studio V6 from the Atmel web site.
The Extension Manager prompted me to install ASF 3.5.1 (I had installed 3.5.0 with the Studio), which I did. My issue is that the Wizard does not show the drivers I want, like "sleep", "USART" etc. I am ready to plead with my boss to switch to Freescale for this new product. Did I mention that I had to install/uninstall/reinstall several times to stop the IDE from crashing.

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What's your target processor? Obviously ASF isn't for tiny/mega but I guess you knew that?

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CRB603 wrote:
I am ready to plead with my boss to switch to Freescale for this new product. Did I mention that I had to install/uninstall/reinstall several times to stop the IDE from crashing.

Who needs wizards? Imho IDE's are for coding and debugging - check the standalone ASF, maybe it supports your target - or provide more information, someone will then be able to help you.

Freescale? oha! we use an automotive device that does not provide any kind of useful bsp. and beliefe me, codewarrior might not be much better - hopefully you aim to use a Linux based system... there you'll get good resources but possibly just with a GPL license ;-)

-sb

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I had code warrior installed and a simple app coded in a day and a half. Studio6 had to be reinstalled about 3 time to stop crashing. With it I can't even find header support for the USART, or Timer/Counter for the ATMega168A. I am very disappointed in the quality and quantity of the Atmel docs. BTW I do have years of experience with micros, just not either Freescale or Atmel.
Things are just much easier when starting with an unfamiliar chip when the manufacturer provides good header files for the hardware.

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for the ATMega168A.

There's no library code for the tiny/mega. They are far too simple micros to require pre-written driver code as no peripheral (apart from CAN and USB) takes more than about 10 lines to configure.

If you do need such "hand holding" then both CodeVision and Imagecraft have code generators that will write template code for those peripherals for you. Or if you want to continue with avr-gcc Google for "Atman AVR" which offers something similar.

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More importantly, can you please file bugs with crashlogs if that is what you experienced? That is not normal and we'd like to see them so that any install issues that are still present can be patched.

- Dean :twisted:

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