I am working on a student project and need to find AVR microcontroller that will suit all project requirements. Here's a simple list:
- serial communication (UART),
- at least two ADC channels,
- PDIP package (for easy soldering, I do not have access to expensive equipment nor do I have skills to perform small-scale soldering),
- four I/O ports (excluding UART connections).
I searched on Atmel's website and was stunned when I realised that no device exists that can support these simple requirements.
Here are two devices I considered:
I hope that someone will be able to point me to the right device, as I failed to find one to match the requirements. Any recommendations will be much appreciated.
I've noticed that the device selection tool on Atmel's website is not much reliable, at least not in my case. If you list all 8-bit microcontrollers, remove all filters and filter by number of ADC channels (select at least one) and number of UARTs (select at least one), no device in a PDIP package (according to the selection in Packages filter) will be available. You can see the results here.