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I just got notice of the new Atmel Pruduct Guide, and found the Mega165, "Availabilty Now" on the Atmel chart and shown as "limited sampling" on the Devices tab.

I had not heard of this one before. A quick glance at the pinout makes it seem like a Mega169 without the LCD controller.

Has anyone been briefed on this chip? Is the target market the low-power arena with higher pin count (than, say, Mega48/88/168)? And a more attractive price point than the Mega169?

Lee

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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The Atmel Product ENews - October 2004 says:

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ATmega165 is now available for production.

Has anyone seen one of these beasties in the wild or in captivity?

Lee

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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Funny how Atmel have "withdrawn" ATmega325 and ATmega3250 again :lol:

September 14, 2004: Both ATmega165, ATmega325 and ATmega3250 are "available now".
http://atmel.com/dyn/corporate/v...

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The first three devices are available now. The 10ku price of the Mega 165 is $3.25, Mega 325 is $3.95 and the Mega 3250 is $4.45. Availability of the 64KB family members is scheduled for 2Q05. The 10ku price of the Mega 645 is $4.45 and Mega 6450 is $4.95.

October 13, 2004: Only ATmega165, is "available now". What happened to ATmega325 and ATmega3250 the last month :?:
http://www.atmel.com/newsletter/...

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ATmega165 is now available for production. ATmega325/3250 will be available later in Q404, while ATmega645 and 6450 will be available in Q105.

Where did "all" the ATmega325 and ATmega3250 devices disappear the last month?
A month ago they were "available now", but now they will first be available later in Q404.
Have a factory burned down within the last month or have someone stolen all the ATmega325 and ATmega3250 that was already avilable a month ago, but suddenly they are not available any more.

My guess is that the next press release will say that the ATmega165 will be available for limited sampling in Q205.

I would like to hear Atmels definition of the word: "now".
Maybe Atmel thinks "now" means "sometime next year or whenever we feel like it", then all their paper releases would make more sense.

Before we read their press releases, just copy the text and paste it into Wordpad. Then search and replace all the words "now" with "sometime next year or whenever we feel like it".
Then we read the press release and it will make much more sense.
It tried with the two quotes and now they seem to make more sense.:

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The first three devices are available sometime next year or whenever we feel like it. The 10ku price of the Mega 165 is $3.25, Mega 325 is $3.95 and the Mega 3250 is $4.45. Availability of the 64KB family members is scheduled for 2Q05. The 10ku price of the Mega 645 is $4.45 and Mega 6450 is $4.95.

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ATmega165 is sometime next year or whenever we feel like it available for production. ATmega325/3250 will be available later in Q404, while ATmega645 and 6450 will be available in Q105.

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I was just thinking along the same lines. Received the notice, and after the disappointment :roll: about the 325 and 3250, I checked all of my distributors for the "available now" mega165. :? Nada. :?

What means "now" ? :evil:

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SteveN wrote:
Hi,

"Now" is probably only targeted to those people who need gazillions of the new devices. The rest of us are supposed to know this through ozmoscis (spelling???).

:shock:
:D

Regards,
Steve


But that doesn't explain why ATmega325 and ATmega3250 was "available now" a month ago, but today they are suddenly not "available now" yet, but will first be later this year.

The PR deparment must be way ahead of the R&D department. Internal communication at Atmel arre not well enough.
If Atmel doesn't know when the different devices are "available now", how should the custumours know it, even if it's a custumour that needs gazillions of new devices.

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Maybe in end of 2005 available ! :-)

Maybe the same drama like the tiny13