MEGA-1284P Xplained Launched

Go To Last Post
125 posts / 0 new
Author
Message
#1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Last week the MEGA-1284P Xplained kit was launched.
To celebrate this Atmel is giving away a FREE kit to the 20 first happy AVRfreaks that posts to this thread.

To receive the kit please send a mail to avr@atmel.com with the subject Free MEGA-1284P Xplained.
Please include the following in the mail:
Name, avrfreaks nick name, Shipping Address (including country) and phone number.

Check out the MEGA-1284P Xplained introduction video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E...

Full documentation for the kit can be found at Atmel's web site: http://atmel.com/dyn/products/to...

Good Luck!
Eirik

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Me.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Yes please.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Me too.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

sign me up

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

BTW is this not a very euro-centric offer? It was posted at 13:31 in the UK, 14:31 in the rest of Europe, 08:31 in NY, 05:31 in LA, 20:31 in Perth, 22:31 in Sydney. The poor yanks and ozzies are either going to have to be up very early or working very late to stand a chance of being in the first 20. ;-)

BTW with hindsight I don't think I'll get a chance to make the most of this (there's a natural human reaction to simply take anything that's free! ;-)) so I withdraw my name allowing someone else to be in the first 20.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Not me - already got one. But I do like posting in threads :). I'm reserving one for Nard if he doesn't manage to make the cut.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Sign me up

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Pretty please.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Many thanks.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thanks also.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Me too. A good reason for me to upgrade to high end MEGA.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I'll have one

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

me too!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

me too! :)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Would love to try out this new kit.

Roger

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

ME TOO!!!!!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
20 first happy AVRfreaks
I'm happy to be in the first 20.

Me, me, me, me... I love 'free' stuff :)

--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!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I don't get it... is the mega1284 the main processor and the 32bit processor is just to run the universal serial bus?

Imagecraft compiler user

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Am I #19? :D

Warning: Grumpy Old Chuff. Reading this post may severely damage your mental health.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:

and the 32bit processor is just to run the universal serial bus

Oh no, FAR more importantly - it controls the status LED! :-)

Attachment(s): 

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Adjusting for Cliff's withdraw, I look like #18?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I think I'm in at #19

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

You're #17, still 3 kits to go :)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

What's it like to be 18 again?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

can I have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I sent a letter

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

#20? Post now, count later.

Edit: by my count I'm 21. That is a bummer. :(

Science is not consensus. Science is numbers.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

We shall Try, shall look that for beast. We Drive in tail and in mane.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

me too, am i too late

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

only 20 board??

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

In theory I should be getting one from the ESC promo.

Looking forward to it.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I am IN ---> One for me too!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Looks like I have missed out because of a couple of Johnie come lately's. :( Oh well they will sit on shelves & never be used. :(
The price of them looks pretty good @ $29!

Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin & Murphy are always lurking about!
Lee -.-
Riddle me this...How did the serpent move around before the fall?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

TIME ZONE could have been an issue.... Today I opened freaks little late than usual timing.... :(

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I don't get it...in more ways than one... :? What's so special about a M1284 board?

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:

only 20 board??

I think that's about the usual limit the Atmel folks put on these things, though it's been a few years since the last round and I haven't gone back to check them out.

Since I've been lucky two times in the past I'd say that my night sleep was worth $29. :D

It's nice to se a promo like this again, though..

As of January 15, 2018, Site fix-up work has begun! Now do your part and report any bugs or deficiencies here

No guarantees, but if we don't report problems they won't get much of  a chance to be fixed! Details/discussions at link given just above.

 

"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:

What's so special about a M1284 board?

It's free! ;-)

(which is why there's all these people with just 1 or 2 posts to their name snapping them up - anything that's free eh?)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
just 1 or 2 posts
Surely the people with 1 post have only signed up to get the freebe?
As the details requested by eiriksle included the avrfreaks username, they/he will be able to tell which members are participants of the site (and obviously interested in AVR's) and those that just signed up for the freebe? I'd suggest that if you were not in the top 20, it would be still be worthwhile asking for one. You never know ;)

--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!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
I'd suggest that if you were not in the top 20, it would be still be worthwhile asking for one. You never know

OK, I'm asking :) I love the 1284 and am designing it into a couple of things right now. I'll send my email in.

______
Rob

Scattered showers my arse -- Noah, 2348BC.
Rob Gray, old fart, nature photographer, embedded hardware/software designer, and serial motorhome builder, www.robgray.com

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Just my personal thoughts.

It is a shame that people were excluded due to the time this was posted. However, with these things there is always going to be someone on the other side of the world that pulls the short straw. Maybe future giveaways, could have a deadline then random winners are selected.

You may also notice that some of the members with low post counts also have register dates way before this was posted. Suggesting that even though they are not actively posting, they still must visit frequently enough to read the new content.

As for the members that do have a register date matching this thread, is it such a bad thing that new people will be able to experiment with AVR technology? Again maybe a random selection could of improved this.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:

It is a shame that people were excluded due to the time this was posted. However, with these things there is always going to be someone on the other side of the world that pulls the short straw. Maybe future giveaways, could have a deadline then random winners are selected.

Splitting the 20 into 4 groups then dividing the globe into four quadrants (and asking people for their location) might be a fairer way in future of making it "global" ;-)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

To celebrate the Norwegian constitution day, May 17th, we are giving away 5 additional MEGA-1284P Xplained kits.

Rules:
We will draw 5 happy AVRfreaks that have posted to this thread (that of course have not won already) before May 18th 09:00 CET.

Good Luck :)

Regards,
Eirik

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I guess that I'd be happy getting one freebie :)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Want to and I smiled good luck :)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I'd like one too.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I also like to get free Xplained.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Count me in.

Regards,
Steve A.

The Board helps those that help themselves.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I'd be happy to go into the drawing...

(notice you have to be happy to win)

Quote:
We will draw 5 happy AVRfreaks

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

eiriksle wrote:
To celebrate the Norwegian constitution day, May 17th, we are giving away 5 additional MEGA-1284P Xplained kits.

Rules:
We will draw 5 happy AVRfreaks that have posted to this thread (that of course have not won already) before May 18th 09:00 CET.

Good Luck :)

Regards,
Eirik

Unclear if it is 5 people who have already posted to the thread (i.e., as of Eirik's post), or 5 people who have posted to the thread before May 18th. Either way, count me in as a happy AVRfreak who would like to be in the drawing.

Science is not consensus. Science is numbers.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thats the ATMEL way of satisfying customer by giving additional free kits by considering the TIME-ZONE and all the above discussions.....

ATMEL Rocks!!! No no no "AVR Freaks" Rocks...

Keep playing with AVRs!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
I don't get it... is the mega1284 the main processor and the 32bit processor is just to run the universal serial bus?

The ATmega1284P is the main (or target) MCU for this kit. What this means is that the 4x10 pin headers are connected to the ATmega1284P which will allow you to play around with all the features of the ATmega1284P. The example software that comes with the kit demonstrates some of these features.

The AT32UC3B1256 is the boardcontroller and not the main focus for this kit. The main purpose for the AT32UC3B1256 is to provide an USB to USART link between the ATmega1284P and the computer the kit is connected to. For windows user you can download the USB driver at http://atmel.com/dyn/products/to...

However, for people that wants to play with the AT32UC3B1256, this is perfectly possible as well. The ATmega1284P and the AT32UC3B1256 are connected through USART, SPI and TWI (I see now that the block diagram needs to be updated). You can use batchisp/flip to program the AT32UC3B1256 device through USB using the preprogrammed bootloader. If you want to program or debug the AT32UC3B1256 this is also possible by soldering a 10 pin header to the 10 pin header footprint on the board.

All of this and more are described in detail in the the AVR364 and AVR370 application notes found in the link provided above.

Happy programming!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
I don't get it...in more ways than one... What's so special about a M1284 board?

Well, I guess that´s up to you guys to show by making some great code for it ;)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

nice of you to offer a free one but....
did you really mount the Jtag connector at a right angle as the pictures show?
http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc8374.pdf
referring to the pics 4.2 and 4.2 showing the MKII JtagMKII and the AVR One clearly show an issue with the right angle Jtag connector. Stress is being applied to the JtagIce ribbon cable connector due to the twisting required and the AVR ONE is on its edge perpendicular to the Xplain pcb so its connector can mount... :lol:
All of this could have been solved by using a cheap straight 10 pin male boxed header that would not only provide a keyed connection so the jtag could be mounted only correctly and also make it a different looking connection than the other 10 pin male headers...removing the 10 pin right angle connector and soldering a straight one on will not fix it because then the cable is orientated in the wrong direction so the jtag cable would be across the processor rather than away from the pcb!
maybe version 2 will get it right..at least it has mounting holes! :twisted:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Nice. Count me in too.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
that´s up to you guys
So, just to make it absolutely clear to myself, the "focus chip" is simply the 128K version of the Mega644p correct? Nothing to do with Xmega as the original Xplain board. :lol:

I thought for a minute that I had misread the thread title and the chip was in fact a ATxmega128A4.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I'm good with free stuff.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
What's so special about a M1284 board?

The board or the 1284 chip itself?

IMO the 1284 is perfectly placed between 328 and 2560, it's a small package, gobs of IO, at least 2x the RAM and possibly most important 2 UARTS, as many (most?) apps need one to talk to a PC this leaves one for the app and saves dicking around with bit banging serial.

I have two designs on the drawing board that could use it.

There, was that a good enough rap to get my board :)

______
Rob

Scattered showers my arse -- Noah, 2348BC.
Rob Gray, old fart, nature photographer, embedded hardware/software designer, and serial motorhome builder, www.robgray.com

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
the 1284 is perfectly placed between 328 and 2560
I would think that the M164p or the M324p or the M644p are "perfectly placed". :)

Apart from the larger memory (who needs it anyway...) they are exactly the same.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

AFAIK the 1284 is the same family, physically the same just more memory. So any of the above would be equally placed I think.

Quote:
larger memory (who needs it anyway...)

Me, let me give my current two designs as examples.

Protocol analyser, sniffs a network and stores data, the more RAM the more data I can store.

Network controller, needs to store node and point definition tables, the more I can store the more hardware can be connected to the network.

______
Rob

Scattered showers my arse -- Noah, 2348BC.
Rob Gray, old fart, nature photographer, embedded hardware/software designer, and serial motorhome builder, www.robgray.com

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

OK, always interested in a raffle.

Cheers,

Ross

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

See... This is the reason I don't usually take vacations away from the computer... but I guess I'm not out entirely - count me in.

js wrote:
Apart from the larger memory (who needs it anyway...) they are exactly the same.

I have been drooling ( perhaps not, but I've been interested ) since the Mega1284 was announced for one specific application - and entirely because of the combination of a small package and large memory ( Dynamically Configurable Spiking Neural Network for hobby robots... just for fun ).

Martin Jay McKee

As with most things in engineering, the answer is an unabashed, "It depends."

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Good to see Atmel is pushing the 1284p, probably means there are a bunch of them in production. A capable green MCU, if you don't need a radio.

But don't add me to the lottery, I will wait for the atmega128rfa1 giveaway ;)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Ah, do away with the lottery, and just send them to Dean, to give away at our next Melbourne get together!

Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin & Murphy are always lurking about!
Lee -.-
Riddle me this...How did the serpent move around before the fall?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Or, send them to Koshchi and he can drop half of them off in Bellingham next time he's down.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

:)

Happy Freak!

(Is there any other kind?)

Count me in.

JC

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Go guys ... I have previously received largess, and have far too many projects already :-)

Dr. David Harris OpenLCB Development Team openlcb.org

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
I have been drooling ....
C'mon guys, where is the challenge in getting a program running in a big chip? :lol:

Surely you can fit it into a M164p... remember what a measly processor did one 21st of July many years ago.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Yeah, but just think how far they could have got with 16k RAM.

As I understand it they were planning to go Mars but the heap got too close to the stack and the safety guys pulled the plug.

Of course that's not the official story, we're all supposed to believe that the Moon was the original destination.

______
Rob

Scattered showers my arse -- Noah, 2348BC.
Rob Gray, old fart, nature photographer, embedded hardware/software designer, and serial motorhome builder, www.robgray.com

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Is cmos immune to gamma rays?

Imagecraft compiler user

Last Edited: Sun. May 15, 2011 - 06:22 PM
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I, 1284p, program not!
Learn me?

Speak, and you shall be heard.
Question, and you shall be answered.
Talk bollocks, and you shall be taken the piss of.

Newer members, especially from school, should learn this parable.

--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!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

An AVR with a decent amount of RAM? Wouldn't mind playing with one.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:

Talk bollocks, and you shall be taken the piss of.

:D

As of January 15, 2018, Site fix-up work has begun! Now do your part and report any bugs or deficiencies here

No guarantees, but if we don't report problems they won't get much of  a chance to be fixed! Details/discussions at link given just above.

 

"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

IMPORTANT NOTICE
We have received mails at avr@atmel.com from close to all of the 20 first, but we are still missing a couple:
- Nard
- pstansfeld
- rledyard

Please send a mail to avr@atmel.com with the following information: Name, avrfreaks nick name, Shipping Address (including country) and phone number.

If we have not received a mail by 09:00 CET May 18th, #21, 22 and 23 will replace the above mentioned AVRfreaks.

Regards,
Eirik

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

bobgardner wrote:
I don't get it... is the mega1284 the main processor and the 32bit processor is just to run the universal serial bus?

yes

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
bobgardner wrote:
I don't get it... is the mega1284 the main processor and the 32bit processor is just to run the universal serial bus?

yes

Correct, but still:

Quote:
However, for people that wants to play with the AT32UC3B1256, this is perfectly possible as well. The ATmega1284P and the AT32UC3B1256 are connected through USART, SPI and TWI (I see now that the block diagram needs to be updated). You can use batchisp/flip to program the AT32UC3B1256 device through USB using the preprogrammed bootloader. If you want to program or debug the AT32UC3B1256 this is also possible by soldering a 10 pin header to the 10 pin header footprint on the board.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Atmel

May Fortune smile on our enterprise this day :)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I disappear for a few days and look at what happens ! I'm feeling kinda lucky.

1) Studio 4.18 build 716 (SP3)
2) WinAvr 20100110
3) PN, all on Doze XP... For Now
A) Avr Dragon ver. 1
B) Avr MKII ISP, 2009 model
C) MKII JTAGICE ver. 1

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

This board will make a nice GFX LCD controller.
16K Ram ... Yummy

But i'm late ... :-(

Far to late ...

The $29 is a nice price , but Atmel usually sells via a distributor outside EU , meaning a $25 fee to DK-Mail for handling the 25% Vat , that has to be added to the $29 + "shipping price". :-( :-(

This board will end up costing $65..$75 , delivered in DK.
Anyone knows if the new Atmel Shop , ships to EU customers , from within EU ?

@Smiley .. Here is your new Butt :lol:

/Bingo

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Then he'd need a new ButtLoad and a ButtProbe! :-)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Bingo600 wrote:
@Smiley .. Here is your new Butt :lol:
Oh bother, I just looked at this. I skipped it because I thought it was an XMega board that I already had. Something about X in Xplained got me off track. Now I see it is next step up from the 644 which I am currently designing into a product that this thing almost certainly obsoletes. That and I got in too late to get a freebie. I think I'll go pout.

Smiley

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
I think I'll go pout

But you're in the drawing for the 5 consolation kits. If you're happy (not pouting), that is.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
IMPORTANT NOTICE
We have received mails at avr@atmel.com from close to all of the 20 first, but we are still missing a couple:
- Nard
- pstansfeld
- rledyard

Of course if Atmel gave one to the AVRFreaks Moderators, (which would be a good idea in its own right), then Plons (Nard) would get a board anyways and one more spot would open up!

This would actually make a lot of sense, as it would help the Moderators answer all the questions that come up about the new board.

:)
Happy, Very Happy,

JC

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Is it too late to enter?

Thanks :)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
Of course if Atmel gave one to the AVRFreaks Moderators,
Some moderators would be happy with just a few FREE chips which they can plug into their own boards. :)

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Oh yay looks like I still have a chance to win a board!?
Then count me in too! :D

A chance to play with something that has a bit more capacity than a 16k flash / 1k RAM chip, who is going to say no to that!? :wink:

- Brian

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
his board will make a nice GFX LCD controller.
16K Ram ... Yummy

But i'm late ... Sad

You're not too late for the draw (5 AVRfreaks) among all that have posted to this thread before 09:00 CET today :)

Quote:
The $29 is a nice price , but Atmel usually sells via a distributor outside EU , meaning a $25 fee to DK-Mail for handling the 25% Vat , that has to be added to the $29 + "shipping price". Sad Sad

This board will end up costing $65..$75 , delivered in DK.
Anyone knows if the new Atmel Shop , ships to EU customers , from within EU ?

All kits ordered from the Atmel store (store.atmel.com) are shipped from Malaysia. There's a base price for all shipments, so ordering more kits at the same time will reduce shipping cost/kit.

Regards,
Eirik

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Hey! As per the calculations being done till now on the Count......

IT SEEMS "I AM IN" :) GREAT LUCK!

Hurray!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

If the draw's still available can I enter please? Thanks.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thanks to all of you for attending the competition! The result is ready...

RESULTS

20 First to post

    1. pstansfeld
    2. ezharkov
    3. tlight
    4. bgrotan
    5. kfaria
    6. Alan__
    7. jpb
    8. simma
    9. rledyard
    10. bassglider
    11. Heckie
    12. Reprint
    13. alphis
    14. gregsmithcts
    15. MBedder
    16. lfmorrison
    17. dksmall
    18. digitool
    19. divergence
    20. ViktorK

Lucky 5 Draw

    1. retrolefty
    2. DocJC
    3. dpharris
    4. smileymicros
    5. Lasivian

Congratulations to all the lucky owners of a MEGA-1284P Xplained.
If you haven't already, please send a mail to avr@atmel.com with the subject Free MEGA-1284P Xplained.
Please include the following in the mail:
Name, avrfreaks nick name, Shipping Address (including country) and phone number.

If you didn't win and you still want to play with the kit it can be bought at the Atmel store
http://store.atmel.com/PartDetail.aspx?q=p:10500272

Thanks,
Eirik

Attachment(s): 

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

:D No luck to Mega1284 Xplained kit it missed me :D.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I hope the board works better than the link to it in the main page. It points to https://www.avrfreaks.net/www.atm... :wink:

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

et moi... damn too late!

Cheers,

Joey

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Eirik,

Wow! Thank you very much!
I am looking forward to working with it!

JC

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

And smiley got a new butt :-)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

NO LUCK "this time"... :(

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thanks, Atmel - very generous of you!

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

Last Edited: Wed. May 18, 2011 - 03:04 PM
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thanks a lot!

Warning: Grumpy Old Chuff. Reading this post may severely damage your mental health.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Many thanks.

Smiley

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thanks Atmel.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Aww, now I miss my awesome desk with a view - and I suppose the Atmel Apps team too. I think I'm being shunned however, as my emails there seem to be forwarding to /dev/null.

Congrats to the winners - it's a great new board.

SmileyMicros: Atmel are releasing a new line of "Xplained" kits as you can see, which offer a new standardized connector pinout, board controller and other such features. In theory, you can just buy the board with the featured processor you're interested in evaluating, and they should all work reasonbly the same.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
There's a base price for all shipments, so ordering more kits at the same time will reduce shipping cost/kit.

Shipping for one (to me) was $19, for two $24. Always being willing to jump to conclusions, I'll say $14 plus $5 per kit to the U.S. YMMV.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thanks for the opportunity and your generosity.

Cheers,

Ross

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
I'll say $14 plus $5 per kit to the U.S.

Wow Chuck. Generous offer. I'd like to place my order with you for several of the kits at $5 per kit.

:wink:

JC

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

IMPORTANT

We're still missing the contact information from some of the 5 lucky winner of the draw.

Once more:
To receive the kit please send a mail to avr@atmel.com with the subject Free MEGA-1284P Xplained.
Please include the following in the mail:
Name, avrfreaks nick name, Shipping Address (including country) and phone number.

Regards,
Eirik

PS. Dean, of course you miss the Atmel APPS team ;)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
We're still missing the contact information from some of the 5 lucky winner of the draw.

so we are still in race?? :?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
I'd like to place my order with you for several of the kits at $5 per kit.

Sure, Jay. Just send me your American Express Card number, and I'll personally deliver the kits in my new Lexus.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

eiriksle wrote:
IMPORTANT

We're still missing the contact information from some of the 5 lucky winner of the draw.

Once more:
To receive the kit please send a mail to avr@atmel.com with the subject Free MEGA-1284P Xplained.
Please include the following in the mail:
Name, avrfreaks nick name, Shipping Address (including country) and phone number.

Regards,
Eirik

PS. Dean, of course you miss the Atmel APPS team ;)

I sent the exact information you required and got a query from avr.atmel.com stating
Quote:
Unfortunately, we have not recieved the complete description of your request. We request you to resend it again.
The subject line was exactly what you said and the content was what you requested. Have they been alerted properly?

Smiley

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Then you should get your kit soon :)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Any Date set for second drawing for unclaimed boards...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Unfortunately there won´t be a second drawing. As far as I know all boards has been shipped.

Regards,
Eirik

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
As far as I know all boards has been shipped.
WHOOP!!!! (Keeping an eye out for the postman!)
Thanks a lot :)

In fact, in preparation, I've already bought 3 of these chips in the 40PDIP format and have already programmed several 'idea's :)

Yeah I know, I'm a sucker for a freebee :) :) :)

--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!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

The bird has landed. Thank you Atmel.

Attachment(s): 

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Mines arrived too....

Thanks :)

--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!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Great, I can't wait to see all the cool stuff you guys are going to do with the kit :)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Just opened mine after it was delivered a little earlier today.

Looking forward to spending some time working with the ATmega1284P.

Looking forward to playing with the AT32UC3B1256 too.

Thank you very much eiriksle.

Pete

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thank you, Atmel

Mine arrived today.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Mine arrived too, although it wasn't one of the freebies. It's a cute little thing, and got here quite a bit faster than I expected.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Thank you Atmel and eiriksle for this gift.

I've watched the video on the first post and saw the board being powered without the power measurement jumper in place yet the docs suggest it should not be done because of some possible damage. Though the jumper does magically appear during the demo.

Again thanks.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

You have an eye for details digitool ;)

Yes, that's true, the jumper (or an Amper meter) should always be connected when the kit is powered. If it's not there's a chance that the ATmega1284P is powered through one of its I/O pins (connected to the AT32UC3B1256) and latch-up might occur.

Regards,
Eirik

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Eirik,

Mine arrive today!

Thank you very much, I appreciate it and will put it to good use.

I was happy to see it had mounting holes, too! A bonus!

JC

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

zbaird wrote:
Mine arrived too, although it wasn't one of the freebies. It's a cute little thing, and got here quite a bit faster than I expected.

Hi Chuck,

Can I drive up and borrow yours until mine arrives? I'll buy you breakfast. :lol:

Larry

"I may make you feel but I can't make you think" - Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick

"void transmigratus(void) {transmigratus();} // recursio infinitus" - larryvc

"It's much more practical to rely on the processing powers of the real debugger, i.e. the one between the keyboard and chair." - JW wek3

"When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -  Marcus Aurelius

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Larry, PM me your address and I'll drop one in the mail to you tonight. I'm leaving for Portland tomorrow morning for a few days but won't have time to stop in Seattle on the way through.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

To be able to continously improve our evaluation kit offering it would be nice to hear what you guys think about the MEGA-1284P Xplained kit.

What's good about the kit? What could have been done better? How is this kit compared to our competitors offering?

All feedback is highly appreciated :)

Regards,
Eirik

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I think that the only drawback to the kit is that they were only given to the first 20 posters in this thread, rather than the first 21... 8)

Science is not consensus. Science is numbers.