hopelessly outdated and won’t work.
Also, there doesn’t seem to be a
canonical install location on Linux, so
everything that I found simply didn’t
work with my install. So, with that in
mind, I’ll pretend I didn’t waste my
time there and we’ll just discuss the
way to do this from within the Eclipse
IDE. My current install is Eclipse
Galileo; newer versions no doubt
exist now, so hopefully they kept the
same menu organization.
1: Start Eclipse.
2: Click on Help->Install
This will bring up the window
shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2. Locating the plug-in.
The Name is just a title to let
you know what you are doing when
you look at your plug-in list later on.
The Location field needs to be typed
exactly as I show it: http://avr-
When you have all of this typed
in, press OK. To find the plug-in on
the site, you need to type in “avr”
into the unnamed window shown in
Figure 3. I’ve found that the AVR
Eclipse plug-in will show up as soon
as you type the “A.” Don’t forget this
step or nothing will show up in the
selection screen (Figure 3). Now, just
click the Next button and follow the
Make sure that you select the
plug-in by clicking on the selection
box to the left of the AVR Eclipse
Plugin tree view. After you click
Next, you’ll get a warning about an
unsigned content; don’t worry, just
accept it. Then, you’ll get a license
screen that you have to accept to get
your plug-in. After these steps, you’ll
get the screen shown in Figure 4;
you are loading your plug-in. Click
Finish and you’re done.
Figure 3. Selecting the plug-in.
3: Enjoy the view.
To bring up the AVR Device
Explorer — which gives you all of the
register names for your chosen part
— navigate to: Window->Show
Figure 4. Your plug-in is being installed!