atmega8 with 16k or atmega16 28 pin?

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Ok this may very well be one of those, No, that would not make sense questions.. But I'm not having much luck learning on my own.

My dilemma. I have an atmega8-16pu chip. I ran out of room and need at least 16k flash. I ordered the atmega16 16PU and was a bit shocked to find its twice the size. Yeah should have read the data sheet first I know..

So does the physical size dictate the flash size? in the sense that I'm not going to get a 16k-flash atmega in a small 24 pin chip?

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in the sense that I'm not going to get a 16k-flash atmega in a small 24 pin chip?

First question: How did your 28-pin (or 32-pin) ATmega8 turn into a 24-pin? ;)

There are good device summaries on this site in the Devices section, and also on Atmel's site:
http://www.atmel.com/dyn/product...

While there is no "bigger" Mega8, that is a venerable model. There is a whole family of newer-generation AVRs with the same pinout that are drop-in physical replacements for most apps. And are less expensive and have more features. ;) Short answer--look at the mega168 entry at the Atmel link above.

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First question: How did your 28-pin (or 32-pin) ATmega8 turn into a 24-pin?
Simple I counted wrong LOL..

Thx for the info, i'll check it out.

update: I think the ATMEGA168 is a winner. Thx so much.

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