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Easier to Use and More Powerful Than Ever

What’s New in Atmel Studio 7

Say hello to a cleaner, more modern user interface

Atmel® Studio 7 has been updated to use the 2015 version of the Visual Studio Shell, enhancing not only the look and feel of the integrated development environment (IDE) but also the performance when working with large projects. An improved Help system enables better integration of Atmel documentation in the online as well as the offline help systems. The start page has been revamped to always contain relevant and up-to-date information on the devices you are using to create designs. An updated Visual Assist plug-in included free in Atmel Studio also brings several improvements and productivity enhancements to the editor.

Low-power Application Design Has Never Been Easier

The Atmel Data Visualizer plug-in now captures and displays run-time power data from your application when used with the Atmel Power debugger, or a supported Xplained-PRO board. You can now profile the power usage of your application as part of a standard debug session. Sampling the program counter during power measurements makes it possible to correlate power spikes with the code that caused them.

From Makerspace to Marketplace — Enabling a Seamless Transition to Production-ready Tools

Atmel Studio 7 features seamless one-click import of projects created in the Arduino development environment. Your sketch, including any libraries it references, will be imported into Studio 7 as a C++ project. Once imported, you can leverage the full capabilities of Studio 7 to fine-tune and debug your design. Atmel Studio 7 fully supports the powerful embedded debugger on the Arduino Zero board. For other Arduino boards, shield-adapters that expose debug connectors are available, or switch to one of the many available Xplained-Mini/PRO boards to fully leverage the Atmel HW eco-system. Regardless of what you choose, you will surely make something amazing.

Device-specific Help at the Touch of a Button

The Help system in Atmel Studio 7 has been extended to support on-line as well as off-line access, meaning you will always get the latest documentation when you are connected—and that will stays with you when you are mobile. Device-aware context sensitivity and an IO-view have been added to the editor, allowing you to look up register-specific information from the datasheet of the part you are using without leaving the editor. The AVR Libc documentation further enhances the context sensitive Help system, allowing you to look up function definitions easier than ever.

Atmel Studio 7 is the integrated development platform (IDP) for developing and debugging Atmel® | SMART ARM®-based and Atmel AVR® microcontroller (MCU) applications. Studio 7 supports all AVR and Atmel ǀ SMART MCUs. The Atmel Studio 7 IDP gives you a seamless and easy-to-use environment to write, build and debug your applications written in C/C++ or assembly code. It also connects seamlessly to Atmel debuggers and development kits.

Additionally, Atmel Studio includes Atmel Gallery, an online apps store that allows you to extend your development environment with plug-ins developed by Atmel as well as by third-party tool and embedded software vendors. Atmel Studio 7 can also able seamlessly import your Arduino sketches as C++ projects, providing a simple transition path from Makerspace to Marketplace.

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Minimum System Requirements

Supported Operating SystemsSupported ArchitecturesHardware Requirements
  • Windows 7, Service Pack 1
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or higher
  • Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 32-Bit (x86)
  • 64-Bit (x64)
  • Computer that has a 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • RAM
    • 1 GB RAM for x86
    • 2 GB RAM for x64
    • An additional 512 MB RAM if running in a Virtual Machine
  • 6 GB of available hard disk space

Atmel Studio is also available to purchase on DVD.

Key Features

  • Support for 300+ Atmel AVR and Atmel | SMART ARM-based devices
  • Atmel Software Framework (ASF)
    • Vast source code library, including drivers, communication stacks, graphic services and touch functionality. ASF enables customers to focus on application differentiation, and accelerates design time
    • More than 1,600 project examples with source code
    • ASF Explorer for selecting and integrating ASF components into your own design
  • Atmel Gallery
    • Online apps store for development tools and embedded software from Atmel and third parties
    • Easy and secure purchasing process from the Atmel Studio platform
  • Atmel QTouch® Composer
    • Seamlessly ties together the tools required to edit the code in Atmel Studio 6 and to tune touch designs, making it easier than ever to integrate capacitive touch functionality into applications
    • The validation wizard provides an easy and intuitive way of testing system performance
    • With the power analyzer, users can monitor power consumption of the microcontroller in real time.
    • The real-time data graph and trace graph records data generated during debugging, storing it for later playback. This allows the user to inspect recorded data sets
  • Wireless Composer 1.0
    • Provides a performance test application and contains easy-to-understand displays to configure, command, and monitor information coming from the performance test application running on the target
  • Integrated C/C++ compiler
    • Provides one seamless environment with everything the designer needs to write, build, program and debug C/C++ and assembly code
    • Customers can choose the coding style that best fits their project and generates the most optimal code for their designs
  • Advanced debugging features
    • Support for complex data breakpoints
    • Nonintrusive trace support for the SAM3 and SAM4 family of devices, including:
      • Statistical code profiling
      • Interrupt trace / monitoring
      • Data trace
    • Polled Data trace support for ARM Cortex® M0+ processors
    • Real-time variable tracking with optional timestamp
    • Integration of Percepio Tracealyzer technology for providing leading-edge visualization of debug data and RTOS awareness
  • Integrated editor with visual assist
    • Write code faster with visual assist code completion tools
  • New project wizard
    • Easily create a new project from scratch or from a large library of example designs
  • In-system programming and debugging
    • Provides a seamless interface to all Atmel in-circuit programmers and debuggers
  • Full debug views
    • Creates a transparent view into CPU and peripherals, enabling easy code development and debugging
  • Full chip simulation
    • Delivers an accurate model of CPU, interrupts and peripherals
    • Support for external stimuli
  • Atmel Spaces
    • Cloud-based collaborative workspace for securely sharing embedded design and tracking progress of projects with your peers


Atmel Studio 7.0 (build 634) web installer (recommended)
Atmel Studio 7.0 (build 634) web installer (recommended)
(2.38 MB, updated November 2015)

View minimum system requirements

This installer contains Atmel Studio 7.0 with Atmel Software Framework 3.28.1 and Atmel Toolchains. It is recommended to use this installer if you have internet access while installing, since it enables incremental updates in the future.

This release adds device support for the SAMB11 device family.

Atmel Studio 7.0.634 resolves the following issues present in Atmel Studio 7.0.594:

  • AVRSV-6873 - Jungo Driver issue with Windows 10
    • If you install this version of Atmel Studio in parallel with an older Studio versions or IAR Embedded Workbench and are using AVR Dragon, AVRISPmkII, JTAGICEmkII, AVR ONE!, STK600, or QT600 read How to downgrade to use older Jungo drivers
  • AVRSV-6676 - Launching debugging fails due to issue with Intel graphics driver
Atmel Studio 7.0 (build 634) offline installer
Atmel Studio 7.0 (build 634) offline installer
(734 MB, updated November 2015)

View minimum system requirements

This installer contains Atmel Studio 7.0 with Atmel Software Framework 3.28.1 and Atmel Toolchains. Use this installer if you do not have internet access while installing. It is highly recommended to use the smaller web installer if you can since it provides the ability to get incremental updates in the future.

SHA: 3e4b5c4546c1544d029404de53898fd8e545e254

Release Notes




Atmel Studio 7.0 readme

Atmel Studio 7.0 readme

(file size: 1044 KB, 82 pages, updated: 11/2015)

Release notes for Atmel Studio 7.0.634