I recently started doing some projects using the avr family of microcontrollers. We had initially done the coding in C which is then converted to .hex files with the help of softwares like the Win AVR studio. These hex files are subsequently loaded onto the chip memory by serial or parallel connection. Then I recently had a talk with one of my peers and he gave a suggestion about using Java.The more i explored , the more i could appreciate the sheer versatality and ease of using java. But before I can do something, I need to know if there are softwares that can do the same for java source code what winAVR and the likes do for C, that is conversion to .hex format....Plz help...
I am also not sure that whether these files will be acceptable to the RISC arch AVR MCU's.