Xplained Pro Quick Start

Three steps to start exploring the Atmel Xplained Pro platform:
  1. 1.Download Atmel Studio.
  2. 2.Launch Atmel Studio.
  3. 3.Connect I/O1 Xplained Pro to an Xplained Pro MCU board and connect a USB cable to the DEBUG USB port on the Xplained Pro MCU board.

When the Xplained Pro MCU kit is connected to your computer for the first time, the operating system will perform a driver software installation. The driver file supports both 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft®Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Once the Xplained Pro MCU board is powered the green power LED will be lit and Atmel Studio will auto detect which Xplained Pro MCU- and extension board(s) are connected. Atmel Studio will present relevant information like datasheets and kit documentation. The kit landing page in Atmel Studio also has the option to launch Atmel Software Framework (ASF) example applications for the kit. The target device is programmed and debugged by the on-board Embedded Debugger and therefore no external programmer or debugger tool is needed.