64/128A4U status?

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Has anybody heard anything about the availability of these parts? As far as I can tell they never shipped as non-Us, so I'm wondering if there's a plan to ship them as Us. 32A4U is the biggest I'm aware of as currently available.

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Digikey show this in stock ?
ATXMEGA128A4U-AU 128KB FLASH 64TQFP

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Hey, thanks!

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Who-me wrote:
Digikey show this in stock ?
ATXMEGA128A4U-AU 128KB FLASH 64TQFP
So it is. But it is misfiled. To find it you need to search for that exact part number. It is not listed with the rest of the xmega chips.

If you search for atxmega you will not find this part. The same is also true of this chip in the QFN and BGA packages.

It should be listed as
Category: Integrated circuits
Family: Embedded - Microcontrollers
Series: AVR XMEGA

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Which explains why it never came up in my periodic searches for in-stock Xmegas. Just ordered some.

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I'd gird yourself for the arrival of XMega128A3Us from Digikey!

Oh, and in case these are the real-deal, no-one tell ganzzianni! ;)

Nigel Batten
www.batsocks.co.uk

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condemned wrote:
I'd gird yourself for the arrival of XMega128A3Us from Digikey!

Crap! In my zeal I didn't notice (until just now) that 64TQFP package. Well, I guess I can hope that's the part that's wrong, and not the part #. If I get lucky, I'll share the news with the forum ... after I buy up the rest of the stock. ;-)

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FWIW, I brought this issue to Digikey's attention, and this was their reply (remarkably on a Saturday):

I have researched your inquiry with our Technical Department. Our website references the wrong description. You will be receiving the part ordered, -ATXMEGA128A4U-AU-ND (44TQFP). Our website will be revised to reference the correct description for this part.

Thank you for bringing this concern to our attention.

Now, I won't receive the parts until next week, so I won't be able to confirm until then, but if you feel like gambling, get your orders in now.

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I'd love to have a few 128s for my AV and USB boards (I've already had a couple of customers mention them), but unfortunately, I can't order from the U.S. digikey. The U.K. digikey turns up nothing in searches (no matter how specific) :(

I hope you strike gold!

Nigel Batten
www.batsocks.co.uk

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condemned wrote:
I hope you strike gold!
I did! They just arrived and they're the real thing, and Digi still has 453 in stock: http://tinyurl.com/7fyvhxn .

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Congratulations! What are you going to do with them?

I'll have to wait to play with their 8kb SRAM....
"Due to U.S. export controls, we are unable to add this item to your order.":(

Nigel Batten
www.batsocks.co.uk

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I use them in a small, general purpose board of my own design which I use in many of my projects, which tend to be kinetic sculpture like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o... (though that one's using a Mega2561). The current project involves an animatronic eye that tracks the viewer. I've never actually used even 32K of flash, but I always like having headroom, hence my quest for 128K parts. For my purposes, the ~$1 difference in price is immaterial.

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Whoo! The XMega128A4Us have just appeared on Digikey's UK site (they ship from the U.S.)

I've just snagged a few...

Now to work out just how I'm going to program it... I'm hoping that I can generate a hex file for an XMega128A1U (which my toolchain knows about) and then persuade avrdude to upload it...

Nigel Batten
www.batsocks.co.uk

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Congrats! I probably won't be programming mine for awhile, but I use an AVR ONE with ICCAVR, so I'm not anticipating any problems.