Can fusebits be incorporated into the hex file?

I am wondering if fusebits for the configuration fuse of Atmega328 can be incorporated into the hex file? If yes, then programming becomes more convenient as it can be done once. If no, then programming got to be done twice - first time upload fuse bit, second time upload hex file.

https://www.google.com/search?q=intel+hex+file+format+avr+fuse

http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=69013&start=0

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https://www.google.com/search?q=intel+hex+file+format+avr+fuse

http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=69013&start=0

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Thanks. This is one area Atmel loses to Microchip. If not for Arduino, I would drop Atmel straight away and use PIC. PIC is faster and has more peripherals at around the same price.

lightaiyee: I am wondering if fusebits for the configuration fuse of Atmega328 can be incorporated into the hex file? If yes, then programming becomes more convenient as it can be done once. If no, then programming got to be done twice - first time upload fuse bit, second time upload hex file.

A "batch file" would solve that...

lightaiyee: PIC is faster and...

Speed is hardly ever the limiting factor for microcontroller projects.

fungus:

lightaiyee: PIC is faster and...

Speed is hardly ever the limiting factor for microcontroller projects.

But value for money certainly is a very important factor. PIC is more value for money because it packs more peripherals, program memory, SRAM than Atmel equivalents (in terms of price).