Tuesday, May 30, 2006

AVR2006 Contest - An Update

Atmel corporation and Circuit Cellar have organized the AVR2006 Design Contest.

The contest has been on for quite some time now. The chip and development tools samples have been exhausted which indicates the utter popularity of this family of controllers as well as the popularity of Circuit Cellar contests!

The last date of submission of entries has now been extended to August 16, 2006. The participants can design using any of the following AVR components: AT90CAN128,AT90CAN32, ATmega32, ATmega16, ATmega168, ATmega169, ATmega88, ATtiny85, AT90PWM2, AT90PWM3, ATmega48, ATtiny45, ATtiny25 and ATtiny13.

The ATxxPWM are the newer parts from Atmel, targeted towards designing lighting and motor controls and have integrated D/A converter and power factor correction.

As usual, a heavy response is expected for this contest. Although the participants would miss designing with the new PicoPower AVR devices which were introduced after the contest was thrown open.

Happy Designing...

Dhananjay V. Gadre

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