How to Download and Install CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation for Microchip/Atmel Studio 7
CodeVisionAVR is a C compiler and CodeWizard extension for the Microchip/Atmel Studio 7 that supports the Tiny, Mega, AVR8X and Xmega AVR 8-bit microcontrollers. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation version, which is free for non-commercial use.
Step 1: Download the CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation package
To download the CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation package, go to the Microchip Gallery website[^1^] and click on the "Download" button. You will need to sign in with your Microchip account or create one if you don't have one already. The package size is about 113 MB and it will be saved as a .vsix file on your computer.
Step 2: Open the CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation package in Microchip/Atmel Studio 7
To install the CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation package, you need to have the Microchip/Atmel Studio 7 installed on your computer. If you don't have it, you can download it from the Microchip website[^2^]. Once you have the Studio 7 installed, open it and go to Tools > Extensions and Updates. In the Extensions and Updates window, click on "Install from file..." and browse to the location where you saved the .vsix file. Select the file and click on "Open". The installation process will start and you will see a progress bar. When the installation is complete, you will need to restart the Studio 7 for the changes to take effect.
Step 3: Enjoy using CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation
After restarting the Studio 7, you can start using CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation for your AVR projects. You can create a new project using the CodeVisionAVR template or add CodeVisionAVR files to an existing project. You can also use the CodeWizard feature to generate code for various peripherals and functions of your AVR microcontroller. To access the CodeWizard, right-click on your project name in the Solution Explorer and select "CodeWizard for AVR". You will see a window where you can select your device, clock frequency, fuse bits, and other options. You can also use the Help menu to access the CodeVisionAVR documentation and tutorials.
Note that the CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation version has some limitations compared to the commercial version[^1^]. For example, it does not support some of the newer devices, it has a code size limit of 16 KB, it does not allow saving or printing of code generated by CodeWizard, and it displays a reminder message every time you compile or debug your project. If you want to use the full features of CodeVisionAVR, you can purchase a license from HP InfoTech S.R.L.[^3^], the developer of CodeVisionAVR.
In this article, we have shown you how to download and install CodeVisionAVR V3.34 Evaluation for Microchip/Atmel Studio 7. CodeVisionAVR is a powerful C compiler and CodeWizard extension that supports a wide range of AVR microcontrollers. It can help you create efficient and reliable code for your embedded projects. We hope you find this article useful and enjoy using CodeVisionAVR. 061ffe29dd