[ell-i-developers] FYI: [Developers] Atmel 8-bit development stopped

  • From: Pekka Nikander <pekka.nikander@xxxxxx>
  • To: "ell-i-pcb-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxx design" <ell-i-pcb-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "ell-i-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ell-i-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:46:34 +0200

FYI.  --Pekka

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> From: Massimo Banzi <m.banzi@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Developers] Atmel 8-bit development stopped
> Date: March 24, 2014 23:39:04 GMT+02:00
> To: Arduino Developers <developers@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: developers@xxxxxxxxxx
> 
> Jan
> 
> I was in a conference call with ATMEL 10 days ago and they told me
> that 8bit AVR processors will be available for years.
> ATMEL regularly communicates to clients which products are going to be
> obsoleted with a few years warning.
> 
> On the other hand if you look at the Arduino product lineup you'll see
> we have the Arduino Due which already supports 32bit ARM processors.
> 
> The main issue here is migrating people from 5v to 3.3v , that's going
> to be an interesting challenge.
> 
> m
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Jan Berger <janvb@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> A distributor informed us a few days ago that Atmel have stopped further
>> development on their 8-bit RISC series.
>> 
>> No-one wanted newer chips as there is a move to newer processors - while at
>> the other end they foresee continued production on existing products for 10
>> ++ years due to suply demand.
>> 
>> I guess it makes sense since the existing chips are sufficient for what they
>> do and newer designs start picking up 32-bit MCU's that have dropped in
>> price ?
>> 
>> Thought - rumors are rumors...
>> 
>> /J
>> 
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