Monday, December 17, 2018

Lattice Development Board Sale and New Crowd Funded Board

Lattice has three boards on sale until December 31, 2018, click on the board links to learn more.
MachXO3-9400 Development Board - MachXO3LF-9400C PLD - includes Arduino and Raspberry Pi connectors -  $39

Embedded Vision Development Kit - FPGA for embedded vision systems - $199

iCE40 UltraPlus Breakout Board - FPGA for mobile and IoT - $49

If you are interested in learning how to program the iCE40 with open source tools and hardware see the recently funded iCEBreaker FPGA project by 1BitSquared.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Atmel-ICE and Development Board Sale at

The Atmel-ICE Full Kit is half off with coupon code TP1747 until February 28, 2018.  A few other development boards are discounted as well.  See details at

I have used the Atmel-ICE with a few different AVR microcontrollers along with the Atmel Studio 7.  It works well but I have had a few small issues with JTAG debugging from Atmel Studio, usually I just restart the debug session and things work.  Definitely the best tool I have found for AVR JTAG debugging. For more information see the the Atmel-ICE product page.  The link to the online user's guide on that page is currently broken, I will add it to the comments if I can find a link.  Here is the Atmel-ICE User Guide at DigiKey.  The Youtube video Atmel Edge With Paul Rako: Debug 102 shows and unboxing and goes over the basics of the kit.  The video is embedded below (no pun intended).