32 bit board for STK600 recommendation

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Hello everyone!

 

Just a couple of months ago i've acquired an avr stk600 which comes with the atmega 2560 board.
I have done a couple of projects on it by now, and i am starting to familiarize with it's 8bit architecture.
Because of the work i'm doing, i am going to be required to program on a 32 environment in a couple of months, and here comes the question.

 

Which 32 bit board do you recommend me for the STK600? I've seen a bunch of them online and don't know which one will suit me best.

I've also seen there are routing adapter cards which can be used to test several CPU's, and that may provide a better solution, i'm open to any suggestion.

Also i've seen on similar post that some people recommend switching to 32 bit ARM CPU's instead, i haven't had any experience with them previously as all the projects i've done were with AVR's .

 

Any suggestion is welcome,
Thanks in advance!

Last Edited: Thu. Nov 12, 2020 - 12:16 AM
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Device Support | STK600 AVR® Flash MCU Starter Kit User's Guide

shansenuy wrote:
Which 32 bit board do you recommend me for the STK600?
UC3C (FPU, FlashVaultTM, 5V I/O, some are in the automotive catalog)

shansenuy wrote:
Any suggestion is welcome,
PIC32 too

 


AT32UC3C0512C - Microcontrollers and Processors

UC3 is Legacy | AVR Freaks

ECE 4760, Cornell University (PIC32)

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Time to shelve the STK600 methinks. There's plenty of low cost 32bit boards with inbuilt debugger - some for less than USD $10.

 

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Are you really that fond of the STK600?  For the price of a routing and socket card for it, you could get a half-dozen "curiosity nano" boards or similar, plus a PicKit4 (which seems to be the the current mid-range "devlopment programmer of choice."  The STK600 support for ARM looks ... non-existent to ancient (there does claim to be a SAMD21 card of some kind.)

 

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Kartman wrote:
Time to shelve the STK600 methinks. There's plenty of low cost 32bit boards with inbuilt debugger - some for less than USD $10.
+1000

 

Presumably the only real appeal of the STK600 is that it happens to bring all the IO and other peripheral pins to easily accessible headers? That's true of any Arduino and there are many now that have 32 bit CPUs. (and no, using an Arduino does not mean you are necessarily tied to using the Arduino IDE and library code - though usually that will be the quick way to "get going" anyway).

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shansenuy wrote:
Which 32 bit board do you recommend me for the STK600?

As the others have all said, None of them!

 

Get yourself the appropriate XPlained or Curiosity board - which comes complete with a debugger.

 

Or an Arduino.

 

clawson wrote:
using an Arduino does not mean you are necessarily tied to using the Arduino IDE and library code

Indeed.

 

Example: 

 

https://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1453/l/review-of-arduino-due

(although that's rather old now)

 

 

shansenuy wrote:
i've seen on similar post that some people recommend switching to 32 bit ARM CPU's instead,

Take a look at this current thread: https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/learnign-curve-8-bit-avr-32-bit-avr-or-armsam

 

In particular: https://www.avrfreaks.net/commen...

 

and: https://www.avrfreaks.net/commen...

 

 

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Last Edited: Thu. Nov 12, 2020 - 10:10 AM
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

I'm going to take a look at the options you've sent me and choose the one that best suits me, guess it's time to drop the STK600

 

clawson wrote:

Presumably the only real appeal of the STK600 is that it happens to bring all the IO and other peripheral pins to easily accessible headers?

 

This and mainly that being that i already had the stk600, maybe there was a good 32bit board for it.