Use both "AVR Studio 4" and "Atmel Studio" ?

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Is it possible to install and use AVR Studio 4 (classic) and Atmel Studio 6.x on the same machine?

Specifically,

Do they install incompatible USB drivers?

and

Do they try to use the same project file?

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Sure you can.  I have both on several machines and they happily live there.

 

Do they install incompatible USB drivers?

They install what each uses.

 

Do they try to use the same project file?

No, IIRC Studio4 cannot open a Studio 6.x project, and Studio6.x converts a Studio4 project to it's own format

 

Jim

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I have both on my machine but, to be honest, I haven't run AS4 in months and only then to answer a usage question here.

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jgmdesign wrote:

Sure you can.  I have both on several machines and they happily live there.

 

Thanks, I'll give it a go

 

jgmdesign wrote:

Do they install incompatible USB drivers?

They install what each uses.

 

 

That's an interesting description. On Windows, USB drivers are loaded dynamically when a USB device is attached. Not under Application control. There can be only one.

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I suggest that you install AS4.19 first and then AS6.2
Then you can run either IDE but the respective debugger will upgrade or downgrade firmware to suit.
If you have a fast modern PC AS6.2 should work fine. Forget about AS4.
AS4 does not support the modern debuggers like ATMELICE anyway.
David.

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All the legacy products, and all the legacy support computers, are on WinAVR 2010.01.10 nsing 4.18 project files, so it's going to be around for a while. The firmware upgrade/downgrade is less of a problem than it might be, because most of our hardware is dedicated for single use.