ASK AN EDUCATOR! “Is there a free AVR simulator I can download or use online?”
I am without my board and I need to test my code for a board I built with an attiny44 is there a free osx simulator I can download or use online?
Interesting question and sorry to hear you are without your dev hardware! I did some poking around online and came up with some possible solutions. Although most seem to be geared toward Linux and Windows, we have some possible options:
The SimulAVR program is a simulator for the Atmel AVR family of microcontrollers. (ATtiny and ATmega) SimulAVR can be used either standalone or as a remote target for avr-gdb. There is a python- and TCL interface. When used in gdbserver mode, the simulator is used as a back-end so that avr-gdb can be used as a source level debugger for AVR programs.
To run on OS X – http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/simulavr-devel/2008-04/msg00024.html
Avrora, a research project of the UCLA Compilers Group, is a set of simulation and analysis tools for programs written for the AVR microcontroller produced by Atmel and the Mica2 sensor nodes. Avrora contains a flexible framework for simulating and analyzing assembly programs, providing a clean Java API and infrastructure for experimentation, profiling, and analysis.
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