ARM Cortex-M0+ dev boards free to Future Board Clubbers
Future Electronics is offering development boards for Atmel microcontrollers free to members of its FTM Board Club website.
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.