One of the new boards supports the ATmega168, an 8-bit AVR microcontroller. The other two are for users of the SAM D21 or SAM R21 families of ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers.
The distributor has created the FTM Board Club website to offer OEM engineers access to free evaluation, development and prototyping boards.
The ATMEGA168-XMINI board has an on-board debugger, a prototyping area with connections to all the MCU’s pins and a footprint for an optional Arduino shield connector.
The board is automatically detected by the Atmel Studio development environment on power-up.
The ATSAMD21-XPRO and ATSAMR21-XPRO boards are for developers working with ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCUs.
The boards may be extended with Atmel I/O1 Xplained Pro, OLED1 Xplained Pro, QT1 Xplained Pro, and PROTO1 Xplained Pro extension boards. Both boards include a debugger, and are powered over USB.