START is a web-based software configuration platform that helps you get started developing applications for AVR® devices and SMART ARM microcontrollers. With a few mouse clicks, START allows you to easily generate code to configure an MCU's system clock, I/O pins, peripherals, and middleware. Once generated, this code can be download and run on one of several industry-standard IDEs.

START also provides a number of pre-written projects configured to run on Microchip development boards using the Atmel Studio IDE. These application examples illustrate how various functions are implemented on AVR and SAM MCUs. Each of these examples includes documentation explaining how you can incorporate that function into your projects.

Click image to enlarge.

Documentation and Training

 Frequently Asked Questions

© 2018 Microchip Technology, Inc.
Notice: ARM and Cortex are the registered trademarks of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries.
Information contained on this site regarding device applications and the like is provided only for your convenience and may be superseded by updates. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application meets with your specifications. MICROCHIP MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WRITTEN OR ORAL, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, RELATED TO THE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS CONDITION, QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE. Microchip disclaims all liability arising from this information and its use. Use of Microchip devices in life support and/or safety applications is entirely at the buyer's risk, and the buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Microchip from any and all damages, claims, suits, or expenses resulting from such use. No licenses are conveyed, implicitly or otherwise, under any Microchip intellectual property rights.