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Atmel’s 8-bit AVR is one of the most popular MCUs ever!

EDN has chosen Atmel’s stalwart and versatile AVR as one of the most popular microcontrollers (MCUS) ever!

“Atmel AVRs revolutionized the 8-bit market when it was launched, with single cycle execution, free software tools and large Flash memory options. Since then, Atmel has continued to innovate and gain market share,” writes EDN’s Stephen Evanczuk.

“For the devices that run in the biggest volumes it is never one feature that makes it good as It needs to be successful in many markets to hit the high numbers. Ease of use, high performance, good sales support, high quality levels and on time delivery are essential.”

As previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, Atmel’s current generation of AVR 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers compliment our ARM MCU and microprocessors (MPUs) to deliver a unique combination of performance, power efficiency and design flexibility. Simply put, no other microcontrollers deliver more computing performance with better power efficiency.

Interested in learning more about Atmel’s extensive AVR MCU portfolio? You can check out our detailed AVR 8- and 32-bit device breakdown here.