I am an AVR fan from, I'm guessing, eight years ago.
For example, a new part when I last used AVR Studio 3.56 (I think it was) was the Atmega323.
Well, I've recently come upon the need to return to the use of the AVR. I still have my old STK500 development kit. In fact, I just pulled out my old project from back then (graphic (not text!) LCD display) and, believe it or not, even though it was buried in dust after all these years, the thing still works!
But now I have a problem that I'm hoping someone out there can help me with: I need to catch up my manual to determine what microcontrollers I can use (and also buy!) now.
I know my STK500 still works, now that I've tested it, but I'm finding lots of obsolescence. For example, as it stands right now, even though the Atmega323 was a fairly new part at the time and my old one still works, I can't even buy the thing any more. Hence, I can't use it for any new designs.
So what is new but that can still be used and programmed with my old STK500 development kit? Is there some list somewhere?
I know the STK500 development kit is still sold, so it should still program the much more up to date microcontrollers of today, but which ones? My STK500 manual is nearly a decade out of date!
...I was stunned when I saw my old graphic LCD display come to life again after all these years, from that dusty old Atmega323. And it was connected via an old set of ribbon cables to a dusty white breadboard too! Ya just had to be there. ;-)