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Offline HDL_CinC_DragonTopic starter

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ATMega8 changed again
« on: July 05, 2007, 06:01:33 AM »
I just got a bulletin from DigiKey in my email. here it is:

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You have purchased the following part number(s) from Digi-Key within the last two years.
The manufacturer has announced this part number(s) will be changing due to RoHS compliance. Please click on the link below for the new RoHS compliant part number(s).

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   Description: IC AVR MCU 8K 16MHZ COM 28-DIP
   Manufacturer Part Number: ATMEGA8-16PC
   Digi-Key Part Number: ATMEGA8-16PC-ND
   Your Most Recent P.O. Number:

For more information on the new RoHS compliant part number(s), please click the following link
http://sales.digikey.com/DKES/op.asp?dkm=1903&pn=ATMEGA8-16PC-ND


Just letting you know, not sure if this means its interface is going to change or something so I figured id post this just in case...
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Re: ATMega8 changed again
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 06:37:16 AM »
The chip is only going to be changed in terms of being made a different way that makes it more environmentally friendly.  The RoHS Directive stands for "the Restriction Of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment". Electronic manufacturers now are required to make components that don't contain certain materials that are bad for the planet.

It's a good thing!

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Re: ATMega8 changed again
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 04:49:51 PM »
Ohhh ok. I figured it was something like that...
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