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9b. Embedded programming (CLS Adults)

This week, our group assignment is to compare the performance and development workflows for other architectures. We decided to compare the SAMD11C to the Atmel Mega 328. The datasheet for the SAMD11C microcontroller was 980+ pages long, and the datasheet for the Atmel Mega328 microcontroller was 290+ pages long. We decided to focus on a few of the featers of both for comparison.

Atmel Mega328 SAMD11C
Processors High performance, low power AVR® 8-bit microcontroller 32-bit, ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor; This is the most energy-efficient ARM processor; has three low-power modes; used in wearables.
Architecture RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer: this type of processor is faster. ARMv6
# of Pins 32 14-24
Block Diagrams ATMega SAMD11
Pinouts ATMega328 SAMD11
I/O Packages 23 lines up to 22 pins
Code Examples ATMegaCodeSource SAMDCodeSource

Last update: May 24, 2022