xmega128a1 stk600 routing card

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Hello
From reading the "getting started with the xmega on the stk600" pdf, the following is stated:

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The routing card used for ATxmega128A1 is "STK600 "“ RC100X- 13" and the socket
card used for 100 pin devices is "STK600 "“ TQFP100"

What I'd like to know is, is the RC100X-13 card included when you buy the TQFP100 socket board ? I can't find it at as a separate part at farnell, alltough there are quite a few different routing cards listed there (Xmega A3 and A4 have separate routing cards listed).

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Does this help:

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resourc...

It's linked from:

http://search.digikey.com/script...

within which "Associated products" includes ATXMEGA128A1-AU-ND

The picture on the Digikey page shows the socket accompanied by four routing cards.

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Thanks; it seems to imply that the routing card is included. Will order and we'll see :)

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do you have a stk600 i'm thinking of buying one
what do you think about the stk600

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what do you think about the stk600

I had the very first one that Atmel let out of the doors and reviewed it here:

https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

My opinion hasn't changed - it's too expensive for what it offers when compared to other Atmel dev tools but it's clearly aimed at the "professional" market (CAN/LIN suggests automotive developers) where cost is not an issue. When it dropped from $199 to $99 I guess it's not quite so bad but you probably still end up paying another $99 for the right routing card and that's the bit I resent - how can a few pieces of virtually bare PCB cost $99 when the component laiden STK600 itself now costs the same. It's like the STK600 itself is a "loss leader" and Atmel then make a ridiculous profit selling $10 of PCB for $100 to make the profit.

IMAO !

PS Here's my Youtube video of actually using the STK600:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y...

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hmm!!
some day(hopefully soon)i'm gonna get one but for now i'm to afraid for the price 500$.

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Buy a STK500 and a USB-RS232 cable. You will not regret it.

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i does olready have a stk500 but i want more device support (xmega,AVR32)and i like the simular designs.