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Title: Buying bare Atmel Chips?
Post by: Lakes on Mar 20, 2013, 06:07 pm
I want to have several Atmega328 chips available for various projects.

To buy them as cheap as possible (in the Uk, low volume), I want them as blank (no bootloader) chips and program them myself.

Any cheaper than this guy?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10X-Atmega328P-PU-atmel-AVR-Arduino-Blank-Uno-Duemilanove-Bootloader-parts-/221203391015?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item3380bfe227 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10X-Atmega328P-PU-atmel-AVR-Arduino-Blank-Uno-Duemilanove-Bootloader-parts-/221203391015?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item3380bfe227)

tinyurl of above http://preview.tinyurl.com/clo92w3 (http://preview.tinyurl.com/clo92w3)

I would rather buy 5 to start with.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Buying bare Atmel Chips?
Post by: johnwasser on Mar 20, 2013, 09:44 pm
So that guy is charging £1.999 each in quantity 10.  At Farnell the price is £1.71 each in quantity 10:

http://uk.farnell.com/atmel/atmega328p-pu/mcu-8bit-avr-32k-flash-28pdip/dp/1715487

And that's the first place I checked.  Perhaps other distributors will have even lower prices.  And you might find an office near you where you can buy them over the counter.
Title: Re: Buying bare Atmel Chips?
Post by: Lakes on Mar 20, 2013, 11:17 pm

So that guy is charging £1.999 each in quantity 10.  At Farnell the price is £1.71 each in quantity 10:

http://uk.farnell.com/atmel/atmega328p-pu/mcu-8bit-avr-32k-flash-28pdip/dp/1715487

And that's the first place I checked.  Perhaps other distributors will have even lower prices.  And you might find an office near you where you can buy them over the counter.
Add sales tax (VAT) and thats £20.52 for 10 before shipping.
Title: Re: Buying bare Atmel Chips?
Post by: perhof on Mar 20, 2013, 11:37 pm
Yes, add VAT to that and Farnell are more expensive.
And the first link also included crystals and caps and the chips were bootloaded if that's worth anything.
Title: Re: Buying bare Atmel Chips?
Post by: steve_t on Mar 23, 2013, 03:14 pm
You need to start looking at far east suppliers to get the price down below that. You can pick 5 up for about £8 if you shop about, but without caps and crystals. The same UK supplier will sell you a pack of 5 for £13, including postage & crystals if you don't want to go the far east route.
Title: Re: Buying bare Atmel Chips?
Post by: Lakes on Mar 23, 2013, 09:54 pm
I`m sorted for processors now.

I`d be curious to know if any of the (Uk) Ebay sellers or shop owners lurk here. :)

Maybe they could offer a discount for posting in the forum? :D