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We'll tell you all you need to know to start evaluating and working with this product.


To get started you will need to have software tools, hardware tools, samples and documentation.

To find the applicable tools, you can navigate to the product device page, and click on the Tools tab. There you see the recommended tools for this device, both software and hardware tools.

 

Step 1: Download Software Tools

Most tools require software to get started. To find the applicable tools, you can navigate to the product device page, and click on the Tools tab. There you see the recommended tools for this device, both software and hardware tools.

If applicable for this device, you’ll find the software in the list. Click on the link, go to the software tools page, and the files will be downloadable there.

Recommended Software Tools:

 

QTouch® Library to support AT91SAM and AVR microcontrollers

 

QTouch Studio to support AT91SAM and AVR microcontrollers

 

Step 2: Get Hardware Tools

If you need hardware tools in addition, find the applicable tool in the list, click on the link and go to the Tools detail page.

If distributors have this tool in stock, you’ll see a link like below on the Check Distributor Inventory. By clicking on this you can find the distributors to contact. Note that the Distributor Inventory check is NOT exhaustive. Your distributor may have this tool in stock, even if this link does not show up. You can find your local distributor contact by selecting your country here.

Alternatively, if the tool is available through the Atmel Store, you will see a Buy Tool link. By clicking here, you will be taken to the respective tool page on the store where you can proceed with the purchase process.

Recommended Hardware Tools:

 

QT600 Kit Including USB Bridge, MCU Cards, and Touchpad Cards

 

QTouch® Libraries Development Kit with ATmega88 QTouch

 

QTouch® Libraries Development kit with ATtiny88 QMatrix

 

EVK-mXT224A

 
 

Step 3: Get Samples

If sample devices are not included in the hardware tools, you may need to request or purchase samples to work with. The Request Samples link will direct you to complete a form requesting samples. In addition, you can find your local distributor contact by selecting your country here.

 

Step 4: Get Documentation

Get the most out of your microcontroller with the free application notes and datasheets containing detailed and application specific information. Here you will get quick-start guides, migration notes, design considerations, peripheral drivers, and other useful code examples. Relevant application notes can be found on the product device page, in the Documents tab.

 

Additional Resources

Knowledge Base with FAQ and Online Tools Help
A comprehensive FAQ database gives answers to many of the questions you may have. The FAQ is organized into product groups and sub-categories for easy browsing. Online versions of many tools user guides are made available for easy browsing.

Application notes and other documentation
Get the most out of your microcontroller with the free application notes and datasheets containing detailed and application specific information. Here you can get quick-start guides, migration notes, design considerations, peripheral drivers, and other useful code examples.

Discussion Forums
There is no need to re-invent the wheel! Users world wide are constantly discussing new topics and inventions using Atmel products. Be a part of the communities, participate in discussions, and get valuable feedback on any issue you may have.

Training and Events
Learn even more! By participating on trainings, seminars, tradeshows, workshops, and conferences worldwide you will learn about the latest news and hottest topics. Atmel visits places all over the world to show you new products and features.

Third Party Support
Atmel has extensive Third Party Support from leading companies worldwide. They offer hardware and software development tools and AVR consultancy services. They can efficiently help designers develop their application in a timely manner and provide their expertise in their projects if needed.

Detailed information and contact for these companies are listed in this section.