I was in the mix when Atmel and Microchip were going head to head. I was on the Microchip side as I became enamored with the PIC16C54 microcontroller. Years later, my first major Atmel project involved the ATMega128 AVR. The “war” ended when Microchip acquired Atmel.
If you have used AVR and PIC microcontrollers, you know that they just don’t taste the same. This is also true for Microchip’s line of SAM AVR devices. The look like ARM, they smell like ARM, but they don’t taste quite like STM32 ARM devices.
In this course, we are going to use our J-Link Pro to connect some Microchip SAM devices to Embedded Studio and cook up some SAM firmware.