Atmel announced that the AVR Xplained evaluation kits are being enhanced to support industrial, automotive, consumer and computing applications. The AVR Xplained kit extends support to devices such as AVR UC3, megaAVR and AVR XMEGA.
Using the revised version of Xplained kits developers would be able to evaluate the AVR devices with ease during the initial design stages itself. Atmel is also planning to introduce a series of accessories such as extension boards, which prove to be very useful to test microcontrollers and accessory devices. The extension boards available are Sensors Xplained series, Temperature Sensors and CryptoAuthentication Xplained. The Xplained series comes with the corresponding driver software that caters to various sections of sensors such as pressure sensors, accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes.
Quick evaluation of the development tools and solutions is possible by using the new Xplained kits.
The kits help in rating the performance of Atmel AVR microcontrollers and other devices without the need for external hardware.
Ingar Fredriksen, Senior Director at Atmel, regarded the new Xplained Kit represents yet another step towards offering a comprehensive evaluation tool for the customers. Other accessories that come with the kit are Atmel QTouch slider and buttons, analog temperature and light sensors, LEDs, USB port and four expansion headers.