Getting Started

The Atmel START examples are a great starting point for embedded programmers. Example projects will work out of the box but are also easy to modify by using Atmel START.

Example projects are tailored for each compatible board and device, resulting in high quality and production-ready code with a small memory footprint. To get more information about each example, read the available user guides, which are available without even opening the project.

Getting Started projects have training materials like video series and/or hands-on training manuals linked to the project user-guides. The example project itself often represents the goal or end-point of the related hands-on or video training material. This system-level training material is designed to show how the different pieces of the system work together, i.e. how to use Atmel START efficiently with an IDE, such as Atmel Studio 7, in order to build your embedded application.

Specifically, as an introduction to ASF4, the Getting Started Sensors project and training material are particularly relevant. In the link "video tutorials" on the Atmel | START page ( you will find a series of videos which demonstrates this project. In this video series, we are building a project using the analog light and digital I2C temperature sensors on the I/O1 Xplained Pro extension board. The video series is supported by a hands-on training document. Both training resources cover the following important concepts of working with ASF4 projects, including the How to list below.

How to: