- A complete Atmel AVR microcontroller training kit for learning microcontrollers and embedded programming
- An evaluation and development board for AVR ATmega and ATtiny microcontrollers
And it includes an AVR ISP programmer or an AVR Dragon emulator.
Learning About Microcontrollers
STK200 is for 8, 20, 28 and 40-pin AVR microcontrollers and STK300 is for 64-pin TQFP AVR devices. Now they come with AVRISP, AVR JTAGICE or AVR Dragon. 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 ChoicesThere 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.