The BasicATOM28-M is a self contained microcontroller. All the hardware necessary for programming it is built in. BS2 Pin Compatible, Easy to use, Upgradeable Firmware, Free Software, Includes O'Scope and In Circuit Debugger (ICD).
The BasicATOM software has a built-in In Circuit Debugger (ICD). Instead of spending additional time strategically planting debug statements throughout your entire program wouldn't you rather just watch it execute line-by-line and see what each variable is doing? You can do just that with the BasicATOM's (ICD). To use the BasicATOM's ICD feature you simply click the "Debug" button. The ICD will display your program and follow its flow line-by-line, highlighting each line as it is being executed on the BasicATOM.
The BasicATOM has built in hardware such as Analog to Digital Converter (A/D), Capture / Compare (CCP), Timers, Interrupts and Pulse width modulators (PWM). Why are hardware features better than software? With built-in hardware the BasicATOM can produce faster and more accurate pulse width modulation (PWM) then can be done in software. Without the built-in hardware like the analog to digital converters (A/D), you would have to purchase additional hardware and your programs would likely increase in complexity.
- 14K of Program Space
- 368 Bytes of User / System RAM
- 256 Bytes of User EEPROM
- 33,000 Plus Instruction Per Second
- Three Hardware Timers
- Two Capture, Compare
- Two PWM modules (10-bit)
- Analog-to-Digital converter
- Buffered Serial Port
- Built in hardware
- Interrupt Capable
- 32 x 32 Bit Math
- Floating Point Math
- Variables with values up to 4,294,967,295