About AVR Studio 5
AVR Studio 5 is a software development environment produced by Atmel for it's AVR 8-bits and 32-bits family of AVR microcontroller.
AVR Studio 6 will be replacing AVR Studio 5 going forward as such AVR Tutorials
recommends doing all new developments in AVR Studio 6.
Some Features of AVR Studio 5
- It is a full software development environment with an editor, simulator, programmer, etc.
- It comes with its own integrated C compiler the AVR GNU C Compiler (GCC). As such you do not need a third party C compiler.
- It provides a single environment to develop programs for both the 8-bits and 32-bits AVR series of microcontrollers.
- Provides support for several programmers including the STK500, AVR Dragon, etc.