The AVR is a modified Harvard architecture 8-bit RISC single chip microcontroller which was developed by Atmel in 1996. The AVR was one of the first microcontroller families to use on-chip flash memory for program storage, as opposed to one-time programmable ROM, EPROM, or EEPROM used by other microcontrollers at the time.
Quick question: This processor, if it has memory built-in, is that volatile? Or does it actually retain code when power is off?
Oooo, I found this, which looks amazing.http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/StandaloneMaybe this is my first project before diving into the other stuff...
Any tutorial/walkthru URL?tks!
That sounds constructive to me. Personally I would rather spend time building projects to do useful or at least fun stuff rather then learning how to program the AVR in assembly language. C/C++ gives you all the low level control you or the chip will ever need and the optimizer in the gcc compiler is said to generate code as efficient as required or better then all but the most experienced assembler programmers.