tinyAVR in 8 and 14 pin SOIC now self-programming

tinyAVR in 8 and 14 pin SOIC now self-programming
by Don Dingee on 02-24-2016 at 4:00 pm

At this week’s Embedded World 2016, Atmel is heading back to 8-bit old school with their news, straight to the low pin count end of their MCU portfolio with a significant upgrade to the tinyAVR family.

Image RemovedAccording to Atmel’s briefing package, development of the ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 has been in progress for some time.… Read More


Why an Arduino Gift Might Make Your Holiday Shopping Easier

Why an Arduino Gift Might Make Your Holiday Shopping Easier
by Tom Simon on 12-18-2014 at 7:00 pm

If you happen to still be looking for a Christmas gift for a tech savvy youth, the answer to your search may be an Arduino. This funny sounding word is the name for a family of easy to use low cost circuit boards and related items used to build projects that contain a microcontroller. With an Arduino it is possible to build projects with… Read More


Maker Movement Embraced by Major Semiconductor Companies

Maker Movement Embraced by Major Semiconductor Companies
by Tom Simon on 10-09-2014 at 10:00 pm

How the Arduino Changed Embedded System Development Forever

In 2005 with the development of the Arduino, everything changed for people building things that required a microcontroller. The Arduino brought with it a low price standard, and open, hardware platform and an easy to use open source development environment. It was … Read More


Baskin-Robbins Only has 31 Flavors. Atmel has 505 Microcontrollers

Baskin-Robbins Only has 31 Flavors. Atmel has 505 Microcontrollers
by Paul McLellan on 03-02-2014 at 4:59 pm

Image RemovedActually these days even Baskin-Robbins has more, but not 505. But as it says in the title, Atmel have 505 different microcontrollers. That’s a lot. Some are AVR, both 8 bit and 32 bit, and some are various flavors of ARM (all 32 bit) ranging from older parts like the ARM9 to various flavors of Cortex ranging from… Read More