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In addition to the driver libraries, there are a number of demonstration projects available to provide examples of common usage of sensor systems, and accelerate your initial development.

Demonstration projects illustrate how to bring together the sensor API, libraries, board support modules, ASF drivers, and configuration constants to build standalone applications. The following provide examples of available projects, the compete list of available projects is available through the AVR Studio.

The Windows PC Data Visualizer application provides a graphical, real-time display of data sent from a microcontroller board via a USB connection. The ADV tool uses special configuration data sent from the target system to define multiple data streams, each with an oscilloscope-like display of data values. The captured data may also be saved to a standard comma-separated-value file for export and subsequent analysis.

The Atmel Data Visualizer (ADV) application is available for download below. Additional information is available in the Application Note, AVR4017: Atmel Data Visualizer Application.

For more information on Sensors Xplained Software Support, click here.

Key Features

  • Inertial Sensor Demonstration (inertial_demo) — Obtains acceleration, rotation, magnetic heading, and temperature data from an inertial sensor board. Data is sent via USB to a connected host PC for display using a terminal program.
  • Inertial Sensor Wakeup Demonstration (wake_demo) — This application demonstrates the use of the sensor event handing mechanism to wake up the system from a low power sleep mode when a sensor event occurs.
  • Compass Sensor Calibration (compass_calibration) — Demonstrates a manual calibration sequence for compass/magnetometer devices.
  • Pressure Sensor Demonstration (pressure_demo) — Obtains atmospheric pressure and temperature data from a pressure sensor board. The data is sent via a USB connection to a connected host PC for display using a terminal program.
  • Sensor Data Visualizer (inertial_visualizer) — This application obtains sensor data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and temperature sensors on an ATAVRSBIN1 Inertial One or ATAVRSBIN2 Inertial Two Sensor Boards. The data is formatted into special packets, and is sent via a USB connection to a connected host PC for display using the special Atmel Data Visualizer application.


 

Software
Description
Atmel Data Visualizer
Atmel Data Visualizer
(46082618, updated January 2011)
The Atmel Data Visualizer (ADV) is a Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7) application that provides a graphical, real-time display of data sent from a microcontroller board via a USB connection. The ADV tool uses special configuration data sent from the target system to define multiple data streams, each with an oscilloscope-like display of data values. The captured data may also be saved to a standard comma-separated-value file for subsequent analysis.

ADV may be used with the "sensors_inertial_visualizer" application that is included with the Sensors Xplained software package to display measurement data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and temperature sensors on an ATAVRSBIN1 Inertial One or ATAVRSBIN2 Inertial Two Sensor Board. That application can also be used an example which you can modify to display data in different combinations or from different sources.