First of all: Hi Everyone, I've been a lurker for a while, but I thought it was time to join this board. Nice to meet you all ...
On to my question: I've been recently working on a compact PCB which featured an ATTiny85. I choose this particular mcu because it's compact, cheap, hand solderable (SOIC package) but most importantly: it doesn't need a lot (almost none) of external components and complex schematics. Unfortunately I ran into it's limitations regarding the memory. Both the Program Memory as well as the RAM turned out to be a bit to limited for my needs.
So I was wondering, what is your "go to" compact MCU for simple, compact prototyping projects (working with OLEDs, sensors, simple IO, etc ...)? The ATTiny is already over 10 years old, So I could imagine there is already a better alternative.
I must admit that I mostly know the Atmel and ESP families, but maybe there is a much better alternative. (I'm already looking into the STM32 series.)
Any suggestion is welcome! Cheers.