Install Software

Before you begin you will need some software. Here's what we're using:

Arduino IDE

As of this writing, 1.6.7 is the latest so we're using that. We also installed the Arduino SAMD support and/or Adafruit SAMD support (for Feather M0)

Make sure you also have drivers set up for the board you're using, and get a sketch working and uploaded to the board. That means you have the IDE and package set up, which is something you want done before you continue

J-Link Software

If you're using a J-Link, install all software and drivers for it and run the J-Link commander to make sure you update the firmware, new firmware is constantly being released so best to update your 'Link!

Atmel Studio 7

Here's where the Mac and Linux people will be sad. This is the IDE software that can do step&memory debugging and its only for Windows. Also you have to make an account on Atmel's site, download it from here

Make sure you have the latest version, we used build 790

This guide was first published on Feb 25, 2016. It was last updated on Feb 25, 2016. This page (Install Software) was last updated on Sep 17, 2019.