Development Tools

The following developer tool is recommended for ATmega48PB/88PB/168PB:

Other legacy tools that also support ATmega48PB/88PB/168PB:

To update the desired tool in Atmel Studio 7: Click Tools → Device Programming in the Atmel Studio 7 Toolbar. When device programming has opened, choose the desired tool, device and interface, and then click Apply. If the tool has an older firmware version, Atmel Studio will prompt you to update the tool firmware version.

Another method: In the Atmel Studio toolbar, click View → Available Atmel Tools. In the Available Atmel Tools window right-click on your Tool and choose Upgrade... in the drop-down menu.