Should there be a basic check capability of brand new AVR's?

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Hi Freaks,
Does anybody know of any AVR that has a self check capability? I mean when I get a brand new AVR IC from say digikey, shouldn't there be a check to see if the IC is working without having to use the programmer etc.? Maybe all IC's should have a bootloader that does some basic functions like say turn on LED on portB pin or something like that?

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Flashing a led has little self check ability! Atmel performs extensive tests at the factory - far in excess of what us mortals could do so they're pretty confident that the chip leaving their factory actually works. Assuming the chip is handled correctly and is assembled into a working board, odds are that the chip should perform as expected.

Considering that most of the parts I use are smd, I have to solder the part to a circuit board before I can do anything with it, so programming it it just part of the process. My code then flashes leds to tell me its working.