Are Atmel not so slowly dropping UC3 ?

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Is it just me or do others see an emerging pattern of Atmel doing less and less, eventually nothing with UC3

Has UC3 been delegated to be a USB chip on Arduino Uno and Arduino ARM and not much else.

ARM has all the development effort, well designed EK that you can actually get at the pins etc, plus continuing serious effort behind it from Atmel.

May help to explain why Studio 6 was released straight after AS5.1 and why Studio 5 is suddenly so important to them.

The press release from Atmel regarding cooperating on Arduino ARM does mention UC3, looking back now it seems that was only for a USB interface and NOTHING else.

UC3C has no serious EK.

After waiting many weeks for a reply from Atmel store;

"We have been informed that the development of the 32UC3C2-XPLD has been stopped and that it will not become available for sale. Sorry about that"

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None of the current Arduino products use any AVR32 chips.
The Uno uses an ATmega8u2 or ATmega16u2, but those are 8bit AVR chips with USB, not 32bit UC3 chips.

Since no details of the Due are public yet, it's not possible to say what the mention of UC3 in the Atmel press release might have meant. It's only been six months...

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There is more. Have you tried to search for AVR32 family head member the grand AP7000. It nearly disappeared without a trace from Atmel's portfolio. No development tools, no BSP for NGW100 even the new NGW is not in stock. Its only left at developer's mercy who worked on them earlier. I would say bad luck.
Yet when you look at stuff like Beagle board that gained quite a momentum. We all know that even though the initial TI chips were not accepted commercially but their OSS push some how kept it alive. And its booming even today.

AVR32 AP7000 was a really powerful in its age when there were no Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A8. And it can still be a sucess if promoted properly to OSS.

AVR Rulez...;-)

Warm Regards,
Boseji
http://m8051.blogspot.com/

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NGW100 mkII says 10+ in stock here; http://store.atmel.com/PartDetai... ;)

Hans-Christian

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hce wrote:
NGW100 mkII says 10+ in stock here; http://store.atmel.com/PartDetai... ;)

The NGW100 mkII uses strange "tools"

Click on related TOOLS and you see two $499 LCDs

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jabram wrote:
hce wrote:
NGW100 mkII says 10+ in stock here; http://store.atmel.com/PartDetai... ;)

The NGW100 mkII uses strange "tools"

Click on related TOOLS and you see two $499 LCDs

Is that a problem that Atmel offers two pricy LCD kits to attach? You could get a cheap RGB interfaced display and wire up to the LCD controller yourself :)

Hans-Christian

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hce wrote:
jabram wrote:
hce wrote:
NGW100 mkII says 10+ in stock here; http://store.atmel.com/PartDetai... ;)

The NGW100 mkII uses strange "tools"

Click on related TOOLS and you see two $499 LCDs

Is that a problem that Atmel offers two pricy LCD kits to attach? You could get a cheap RGB interfaced display and wire up to the LCD controller yourself :)

NO, that was [sarcasm] the strange thing is that if you click on Related Tools you expect to see a DEBUGGER etc.

You dont expect to see an LCD they can't possibly sell today because YEARS AGO they paid too much for it, it is embarassing, time to have a $499 LCD fire sale, this week only $30 FREE Shipping.

No worse than the latest ARM EK to appear on the Atmel Store

Atmel 91SAM9G10-EK2 (AT91SAM9G10-EK2)

http://store.atmel.com/PartDetai...

ALL THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION is Description and What's in the box, absolutely NO OTHER information anywhere on the Atmel website, it doesn't even exist.

Someone asleep at the wheel ?

Maybe this EK is such a hot secret that information can only be passed down from father to son ?

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We have been informed that the development of the 32UC3C2-XPLD has been stopped and that it will not become available for sale. Sorry about that

What a shame i was intrested to buy it because i think there are not any cheap Ethernet dev kits in the market plus that has UC3C with HW FPU.

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller