im a complete begginer, i know nothing, but want to learn.
Arduino was easy enough for me to kick start in the micro controller world.
whats the Next step?
ive seen that Atmel was purchased by competitors: Microchip PIC.
and seems to me looking the Microschip website, that they want to kill Atmel...
the Studio7 software is hidden somewhere..
the STK600 kit was discontinued... accesory boards are Not clear path..
its all weird to me...
Arduino = Easy
STK600 / Studio7 = crazy complex, abandonware.
Studio7 STK600 does Not seem to have examples like Arduino built-it, correct me if im wrong.
i want use a Mega8515L PLCC32
but... its imposible to know what type of routing card and adapter board do i need for STK600.
seems that i dont need boards, just ISP wires from STK600 to PLCC32 socket.
but that guess was after searching days on internet..
Not an easy guess, like with a TL866ii programmer its very easy.
all i want is to learn enough,
so i can translate a software/circuit made for PIC to Atmel,
and test both circuits to see what "feels better" to me.
PICKIT 4 is cheaper, easy, has some problems with older chips, needs a 100ohm resistor in pin1 or bricks some ICs "because its too fast for older IC".
PICKIt 3 is even cheaper, but way slower.
there is a video on youtube that shows MPLAB SW for PICKIT 3 that can be used with an Atmel Dragon or something, is recognized as PICKIT 3 form EEVBLOG.
there are too much holes in my knowledge...
like Swiss Cheese, holes everywhere,,,
seems to me that with Atmel i need to learn history, instead of learning how to program...
Is Arduino a trap? learning something that cannot advance?
Is Atmel a Dead Horse.?
are Atmel chips programable with PICKIT 4 ? = purchasing STK600 is a waste of money..
seems that at some point in time the merge micro+atmel was going well...
but suddently Bang Atmel is gone, PIC or Nothing. Use Atmel at your own risk.