San Jose, CA, September 16, 2011 – Today at the BUILD conference, Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, and Arduino, the leading open-source electronics prototyping platform and community, announced they are collaborating on several development boards using Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontroller (MCU) products. The new easy-to-use Arduino boards use several Atmel products including the Cortex-M3-based SAM3U MCU, ATmega32U4 and AVR UC3 MCUs.
This is great to see, ATMEL is now officially talking about and supporting Arduino.
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THE GODS HAVE LISTENED!
So this means, potentially, more powerful atmel development boards that are essentially arduino compatible?
I think I need to go change my pants.
(1) What would be the price? A competitive price means a winner.
(2) Will these replace existing Arduinos?
I’m waiting to see how Adafruit and others will feel. They are faster with more memory. I think they already have a successful following.
T’m pleased to hear that. But my fears are:
Next Arduinoos would be too powerfull and consequently too big, difficult to translate in small smart devices (no more PDIP, one layer PCBs), more expensive, too much proprietary.
On the other side, I miss so much speed, memory, imbedded comm ports…
I would just recommend a lot of care for sunk power (volts and amps)
I feel like using my vintage HP11c when prototyping my (uprated) diecimila …