ATEVK1100 board now available for pre-order at Digikey

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I placed an order for the UC3-based ATEVK1100 development board ( http://www.atmel.com/dyn/product... ) today. The Digikey part number is ATEVK1100-ND with current "lead time" of 6/28.

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Do you happen to know which version of the AT32UC3A is on the board? The part is not specified on the schematics. Since it has external SDRAM and a recent press release indicated that the first devices are the AT32UC3A0512 and the AT32UC3A1512, I believe the board will have the AT32UC3A0512.

I also ordered one today. I like the fact that the JTAGICE mkII will also work with the AVR32.

Tom

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No, I'm not aware of which UC3 chip will be shipped. I also like the fact that I can use my JTAGICE mkII. That was one factor when I decided to evaluate the AVR32 chips for 32-bit embedded systems rather than having to buy a new JTAG programmer for the ARM boards I was looking at.

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Cool! i placed an order too!

The board comes with the UC3A0512 (biggest flash size 512Ko and 64Ko of RAM - in QFP144 package), the one with the SDRAM interface (there is a 32Mo SDRAM on the EVK1100) and the ethernet interface.

JTAGICE mkii seems already compatible with UC3 since the last firmwares!

Blue lcd seems also to be nice :-)

-lgsm-

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Thanks for the additional MCU information. That chip should handle my needs very well.

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Waah!
Digikey.ca lists the EVK1100, it has a price in Canadian dollars, but I cannot add it to my cart "due to US export controls".
So tantalizingly close!

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Hmm,

I have been looking at the AVR32 for a while now.... I might just put an order in for the Dev board. I just ordered up the Kit-STK500 and JtagMkII, hope DigiKey is still selling the kit for $150. The Cost of the Dev Kit for the AVR32 UC3 series is reasonable looking.
Will be "listening" to see what is said here.

Caleb

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>The Cost of the Dev Kit for the AVR32 UC3 series is >reasonable looking.

129$ is VERY reasonable!
Take a look at other ARM kits, the cost is often more than 250$ for a board like this.
The EVK1100 should also comes with a 32Mo of SDRAM, a LCD, a dataflash...

I've seen that there is a user guide & schematics here:
https://www.avrfreaks.net/wiki/in...

_lgsm_

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May I ask what you guys plan on doing with this board? I'm pretty well versed with 8-bit applications, and would like to try some more 16 and 32-bit apps (especially ARM). Would this be a good way for me to go about this? Thanks!

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My initial projects are a real-time audio spectrography as well as porting my computed tomography reconstruction algorithms ( http://www.ctsim.org ) to AVR32.

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sogrodnik wrote:
I'm pretty well versed with 8-bit applications, and would like to try some more 16 and 32-bit apps (especially ARM). Would this be a good way for me to go about this?
Why ARM? Look in to the AVR32 architecture, both the UC3 and AP7 families. They are not only nice and efficient but also supported by us lovely folks here at 'freaks :D

-S.

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squidgit wrote:
sogrodnik wrote:
IAtmel like other vendors (NXP, ST, Freescale, etc. ) has already 32-bit micros with the licensed ARM cores.
Hopefully, there is not many bugs in a new AVR32 design
and that it will not be dropped after a while.
Is this new architecture worth to invest time and money into?
Pity the UC3 has no LCD interface.
And USB high speed host/OTG would be good too.
Jan

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AFAIK there haven't been any arch bugs reported yet, though granted it is pretty new. There has been some discussion as to the MMU implementation between Atmel and the L4 community (see elsewhere on hardware forum) but that seems to be just as much a matter of preference as performance.

I'm loving the AVR32 design mainly for the support and community and that's what made the original AVR great. Of course when that core came out the marketplace (including the Atmel range) was full of 8051-cored chippies and the Microchip PIC was lord and master of the hobbiest market. Thanks to the free compiler and IDE support, as well as a good Atmel-supported community the AVR is now arguably the best general purpose 8-bit core out there.

This by no means guarantees the success of the AVR32 but really if anyone can do it, Atmel can. Same formula for the AVR32: good support, free compilers, free IDE, now free OS support (for a bunch of OSs) and some very cheap dev gear.

It is a pity to some extent the UC3 doesn't have LCDC but most ARM7s don't either and that's the kind of target market for UC3s.

It is a bigger shame that the AP700x family doesn't include USB host and to a lesser extent an ADC and PCIish bus. At least the former is looking to be rectified in the AP72x family which is in the works.

So, of course it's up to yourself (and your company's risk policy) but I'd say that the AVR32 will go on strong for some time yet.

-S.

And no, I don't work for Atmel, merely respect those Norse gods :P

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I've seen the AVR32 roadmap and there are several interesing releases comming. Including a new family AP720x that targets the battery driven market. ( 1,8V mem ). Looking forword to that one indeed! After talking to the guys at Atmel (met them since I live and work in norway) I am convinced that AVR32 is a much bettter path than any of the ARM cores.

Remember the ARM guys has to always consider suppoting assembly commands that are 20-30 years old, while AVR32 start at scratch and could bulid the most efficiant way to utilize the core.

You have also an AP7000 dev kit for about 69$ you could try. (NGW).

Remember free support, free tool, and an open forum ( this one :) ).

Life's to short for waiting on slow CPU's

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That's ATEVK1100. 22 in stock at Mouser.

Can't blame a guy for making you aware... 22 available now.

Happy designing...
Mike