AVR --- what does this mean?

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Hello all!

Who can tell me what AVR means. I could not find any explanation for this abbreviation.

Please help me and mail me some suggestions.

Thanx

Felix

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I was told by a guy at Atmel it doesn't stand for anything (as far as he knew) but I also heard in some newsgroup that the letters happen to be the initials of the guys who "invented" these parts. Anybody have any other theories?

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I was told by an Atmel person that it meant "Advanced Virtual RISC". He also told me that the AVR
series has more instructions and that was the reason for the Virtual in the name. Hope this helps.

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What is RISC and how can it be virtual?

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RISC stands for "Reduced Instruction Set Computer", but, at a look, the instruction set is only virtually expanded, because many instructions are double or, you can write them in many ways, using a thinner set.

At any rate, I DON'T KNOW IF AVR MEANS ADVANCED VIRTUAL RISC :-o

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I have to add to what I heard, I remember someone asking the same question. When asking Atmel, they said it ment nothing it was just a name.

You have to admit, it is an impressive set of Letters...

AVR

Hope this help,
Nathan

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I have to add to what I heard, I remember someone asking the same question. When asking Atmel, they said it ment nothing it was just a name.

You have to admit, it is an impressive set of Letters...

AVR

Hope this help,
Nathan

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I believe the AVR was invented in Norway by a Norwegian company and then bought out by ATMEL. Perhaps AVR stands for something in Norwegian. Anyone speak Norwegian?

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AVR = "Alf (Egil Bogen) and Vegard (Wollan) 's Risc processor"

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