arduino and projects

Hi, EveryOne I'm new to microcontrollers and i wanted to use arduino . I am basically Java Programmer I wanted to know if arduino development boards can be used to program an atmega 32 ,8bit.. to be used in an application

The normal processor in an Arduino UNO is the ATmega328P. If you want to use another processor in something that isn't an Arduino you may want to use AVRstudio and seek advice in the AVRFreaks forums.

Check the board types listed under Tools:Boards.
Some might have been based on atmega32.
If not, check www.avr-developers.com and see if atmega 32 has core files to use.
I think it is one that is listed there.

Looks like a low-memory version of ATMega644.

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Atmel/ATmega32-16PU/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvqv2n3s2xjsVIKSdqlAUq6EeevdLxjDO8%3D $8.28

If you’re buying new, I think I’d jump up to ATMega1284P, more capabilities, same package, less expensive
http://www.atmel.com/Images/8272S.pdf
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Atmel/ATMEGA1284P-PU/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtVoztFdqDXO3QpeG9FlGm9 $8.14

and definitely supported

Here’s one on a PCB I offer, set up like a Duemilanove with support for a couple of USB interface options.