How to Download and Install Codevisionavr V3 for AVR Microcontrollers
If you are looking for a powerful and easy-to-use C compiler and code wizard for AVR microcontrollers, you might want to try Codevisionavr V3. This software is developed by HP InfoTech S.R.L. and supports the Microchip/Atmel Tiny, Mega, AVR8X and Xmega AVR 8-bit microcontrollers. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Codevisionavr V3 evaluation version for free.
What is Codevisionavr V3?
Codevisionavr V3 is a C compiler and code wizard extension for the Microchip/Atmel Studio 7 IDE. It features:
A fast and efficient C compiler that generates highly optimized code for AVR microcontrollers.
A code wizard that helps you create and configure projects, set up peripherals, timers, interrupts, ADC, DAC, USART, SPI, I2C, TWI, USB, LCD, TFT, touchscreens, SD cards, EEPROMs, flash memories and more.
A graphical LCD and TFT library that supports over 70 display controllers.
A USB library that supports HID (Human Interface Devices), CDC (Communication Device Class), MSD (Mass Storage Device) and custom classes.
A library of ready-to-use functions for math, string manipulation, data conversion, encryption, compression and decompression.
A built-in terminal emulator that allows you to communicate with the AVR microcontroller via the serial port or USB.
A code explorer that shows the structure of your source files and allows you to navigate through them easily.
A code formatter that helps you keep your code neat and consistent.
A code beautifier that highlights the syntax of your code and shows errors and warnings.
A code analyzer that checks your code for potential problems and suggests improvements.
A code profiler that measures the execution time and memory usage of your code.
A code simulator that allows you to test your code without a hardware device.
A code debugger that allows you to set breakpoints, watch variables, modify registers and memory locations, execute single steps or run until a certain point.
How to Download Codevisionavr V3 Evaluation?
The evaluation version of Codevisionavr V3 is available for free download from the Microchip Gallery website. To download it, follow these steps:
Go to this link and select the latest version of Codevisionavr V3 (currently 3.37.0).
Click on the "Download" button and save the file to your computer.
Double-click on the downloaded file to open it in the Microchip/Atmel Studio 7 IDE.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the extension.
How to Install Codevisionavr V3 Evaluation?
After downloading the extension file, you need to install it in the Microchip/Atmel Studio 7 IDE. To do that, follow these steps:
Open the Microchip/Atmel Studio 7 IDE on your computer.
Go to "Tools" > "Extensions and Updates".
Select "Installed" > "Extensions" on the left pane.
Find "CodeVisionAVR V3.37 Evaluation" on the right pane and click on it.
Click on the "Enable" button at the bottom of the window.
Restart the IDE when prompted.
How to Use Codevisionavr V3 Evaluation?
After installing the extension, you can start using Codevisionavr V3 in your projects. To do that, follow these steps:
Create a new project or open an existing one in the Microchip/Atmel Studio 7 IDE.
Select "CodeVisionAVR" as the toolchain in the project properties.
Use the code wizard to set up your project options and peripherals.