Have been spent some time thinking of why they call this device an AVR at first. I mean, its not an AVR as we have learned to know wath AVR stands for. AVR32 has mor in common with an ARM device or DSP than it has with the beloved AVR 8bit CPU. AVR32 is also far more specialized than an AVR8, and even more specialized than most ARM devices, including Atmels own. Making it less usable for most of us
For me the name AVR32 only seems to confuse the users and it force peoples familiar with the old AVR8 to beleive it is a new AVR8 generation using a 32bit wide bus instead of 8 bit bus (taht would indeed realy be something), and this is offcourse wrong. This could also been seen from the pre AVR32 release periode, where many where waiting for an AVR8 uppgrade.
After learning to know AVR32 a bit, I see that ARM would be a better choice, atleast for me and I beleive for most of us, instead of learning AVR32. Then I also would have more brands than Atmel to chooce from, and offcourse more example codes to learn from.
Most of all , offcourse, I would like to see the real AVR core to be 16bit or even 32 bit.
Thats my opinion. Any other?