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Want to Run Ada Progams on Your AVR?

Posted 8 Jun 2006 at 21:24 UTC by steve Share This

AVR-Ada v0.4.1 is available according to a recent freshmeat announcement. The AVR-Ada package is a gcc cross tool chain specifically tweaked to make the gcc Ada front end usable for programming AVR microcontrollers. Binaries as well as source are available for Linux, OS X, and even Windows. Check out one of the examples if you'd like to see what Ada code for AVR looks like. If anyone is currently using this Ada tool for a robot application, we'd love to hear about it.

Ada on an AVR, posted 9 Jun 2006 at 15:26 UTC by jeffkoenig » (Master)

Interesting! Does anyone have a guess as to why this was done? I've really enjoyed using Atmel's latest gcc-friendly IDE, and it's nice to see additional high-level language support.

My only experience with Ada was when I was with Rockwell Commercial GPS. Rockwell's first-generation civilian GPS module (The Navcore V) was programmed in Ada, and used Rockwell's proprietary AAMP II processor.

My recollection is that the software group though Ada was a bit of an oddball choice, and that was in 1992!

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