Atmel's chip production

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Hi,

I noticed that even Atmel links here, so I thought maybe someone here know. What I'm wondering about is if anyone can cast a light on what's going on with production of ATMEGA32U4 and AT90USB1286/AT90USB1287? ATMEGA32U4 and AT90USB1286 is out of stock pretty much everywhere. Obsolete? They are quite popular, so it would seem strange to me if Atmel would have ended their production, or?

I'm mostly wondering because it would be nice to know, so if I'm building something based on those, I can change to something where the future is brighter...

Thanks,
Chillance

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Farnell has this in stock

It seems that most devices are becoming available.

I expect that the prices will become more reasonable shortly.

David.

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Well, that looks promising. However, one have to be a company to buy from there...

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Not true - anyone can buy from Farnell...they don't require any proof of being a company.

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Really? Well, that is good news in that case.

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But if I recall, they DO have a minimum order value. About GBP25.00 if I remember correctly.

--greg
Still learning, don't shout at me, educate me.
Starting the fire is easy; the hardest part is learning how to keep the flame!

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GBP20 for a credit card order - which includes free next day delivery

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ATMEGA32U4 and AT90USB1286 is out of stock pretty much everywhere.

www.findchips.com indicates 1000+ quantities of 'U4 in stock at Farnell, Mouser, and Avnet.
www.findchips.com indicates 150 to 1000+ quantities of '1286 in stock at Farnell, Newark, DigiKey, Mouser, and Avnet.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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theusch wrote:
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ATMEGA32U4 and AT90USB1286 is out of stock pretty much everywhere.

www.findchips.com indicates 1000+ quantities of 'U4 in stock at Farnell, Mouser, and Avnet.
www.findchips.com indicates 150 to 1000+ quantities of '1286 in stock at Farnell, Newark, DigiKey, Mouser, and Avnet.

Sorry, but the AT90USB1286-MU is the interesting one, not the AT90USB1286-AU. Handy site though.

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Redesign your board for the -AU part?

Leon Heller G1HSM

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Sure, I could redesign.. and hopefully will not the -AU part be obsolete by the time that new design is complete... :D

I just love KiCad though, even though it got it's twirks. And Micropendous is so freaking useful and helpful too!

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MartinM57 wrote:
Not true - anyone can buy from Farnell...they don't require any proof of being a company.
Not true - in some countries Farnell restricts sales to businesses only.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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Go on, Arnold. Tell us which countries.

In the UK Farnell are quite happy as long as you pay them with proper money. A credit / debit card is a simple method.

David.

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Farnell Austria, for example.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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MartinM57 wrote:
GBP20 for a credit card order - which includes free next day delivery

Quite right! I expect my digipots to arrive in the morning... Cheers :)

--greg
Still learning, don't shout at me, educate me.
Starting the fire is easy; the hardest part is learning how to keep the flame!

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ArnoldB wrote:
Farnell Austria, for example.

Farnell Germany as well. They direct non-business customers to http://www.hbe-shop.de/katalog/

- John