STK200 and STK300 AVR boards
Kanda AVR development and training kits are long established and very popular. Over 50,000
of these AVR boards have been sold, and the package is getting better.
They support most AVR microcontrollers and are easier to use than Atmel STK500, and include training material.
Which AVR Board?
STK200 is for 8, 20, 28 and 40-pin AVR microcontrollers and STK300 is for 64-pin TQFP AVR devices.
Now they optionally come with AVR JTAGICE or AVR Dragon.
|STK200 AVR Board
||STK300 AVR Board
STK200 is the better choice of AVR board for simple training and development as it supports all devices
up to 40-pin. STK300 uses 64-pin AVRs that are only required if you have a project that needs more then
about 32 I/O pins or two serial ports.
AVR Programmer or Emulator Choices
There are basically 3 hardware choices for programming and debugging on the AVR boards,
with the choice depending on which AVR microcontroller is used and your budget:
USB In system programmer with its own software (but linked to AVRStudio when required)
for programming all AVR microcontrollers. Debugging is on AVRStudio Simulator.
- AVR JTAGICE:
In Circuit Emulator using JTAG Port, runs from AVRStudio software,
with limited device support, but uncludes ATmega16 and ATmega128 supplied with our boards
- AVR DRAGON:
It is a bare board, but Kanda version includes all the leads and adapters required.
Runs from AVRStudio and has ISP, JTAG and DebugWire (for emulation of smaller AVR devices).
Good choice for first time users
All these tools are available on their own if you already have an AVR board, see links at bottom of page.
Summary of AVR Development Kits
With all Kanda AVR starter kits you get.
- ATmel AVR Studio IDE with Assembler, editor and simulator (copyright (c) Atmel Corp)
- Integrated Full unlimited C Compiler
- AVR Application Builder
- AVR Development board with LEDS, memory sockets, UART, LCD interface, ADC and Switches
- Code examples (C and Assembler), schematics and datasheets
- Get Going with AVR and Embedded C books on CD
- AVR Microcontroller
- Choice of AVRISP, JTAGICE or AVR DRAGON
Unlike the STK500, our AVR boards are really easy to use. They
are ideal for AVR training and AVR development. With the AVR JTAG Emulator or AVR Dragon,
the STK200 is even better and the cheapest AVR development kit on the market.