Netbeans plugin for AVR microcontrollers

Posted by Ingmar Hendriks on 14 January 2012

In the beginning of November 2011, I posted an article on NetBeans Zone about implementing AVR microcontroller support for NetBeans IDE. For the last month (in my spare time) I have been working to create the first plugin that brings the IDE closer to realizing that goal.

I have already released a beta version of the RS232 plugin and i will release the first beta for AVR support in the Netbeans IDE soon!

The RS232 window is capable of receiving RS232 communication data and display this data in either ASCII (plain text), hexadecimal, octal or binary values; sending data to the device in either ASCII or hexadecimal values; logging the data to a log file; changing COM port, baud, # databits, parity, stopbits, and some handy UI stuff. The plugin also has some public API packages that other NetBeans RCP developers can use to implement RS232 communication in their own applications.

See for the latest release and sources (GPL-2.0).

I am currently looking for people who are willing to join the project and help develop and/or test the plugin!