will a magnet erase avr's memory?

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I know that holding a magnet up to a hard drive will erase all of the data on the drive... I was just curious if an AVR will lose its memory (program, eeprom, sram, etc...) in the same way? I would just like to know if this is something to be careful of with AVR's or if they are immune to magnetism.

Thanks,
James

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No

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"No" is the answer to the first question, like stevech says. It's also the answer to the second question: "no, you needn't take special precautions to shield AVRs from magnetic fields of normal-to-heavy strength (but I still wouldn't put an AVR inside an induction furnace's coil). "Yes" is the answer to the third question: "Yes, AVRs are (pretty much) immune to magnetism.

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Thanks a lot!

- James