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Re: Feb 18 - Day 1 - An Overview of the Microcontroller Marketplace
checkman   2/19/2013 12:17:04 PM
Question: Re: development boards... It appears one can tie up a lot of $$ buying several types of development boards. Are used dev kits available? Will a vendor let you use a low level board for testing an application, then do a buy back for a more advanced dev kit?

I haven't seen anyone provide used development kits. One problem with a used kit is that you may not be able to determine if it is damaged. You might try contacting your local representative to see if they will loan you a board. Digi-Key does offer development kits at very low cost.

Question Which vendor as of now do u consider has the best/extensive code support or examples ?? for 8 bit microcontrollers?

Any of the major 8-bit players – Microchip, Atmel, Renesas, ST – will want to provide excellent code support and examples for 8-bit microcontrollers. These are the 8-bit companies that have done well during the 2008-2010 "recession" BECAUSE they were focused on 8-bit. That focus kept their 8-bit biz alive.

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