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ATMEGA2560-16AU Alternative
« on: October 25, 2021, 04:27:01 AM »

Am struggling to get this chip, seems in very short supply ATMEGA2560-16AU is there any alternatives i can use, i can get on back order but its months away.




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Re: ATMEGA2560-16AU Alternative
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 07:41:19 AM »
No, there is no alternative. There are other form-factors of the same chip (for example ball-grid-arrays) but they will not be compatible with this board design.

I am sure you have heard of the global chip shortage that has affected many industries... this is it. Someday theoretically it should clear up, but when that will be I can't say.

I do see there are still Chinese sellers on eBay and probably AliExpress and other similar sites selling individual chips. You take your chances with those but it's the only avenue I see open right now.
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Re: ATMEGA2560-16AU Alternative
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021, 08:34:30 AM »
Hi Luke,

Thanks for the response, i thought that might be the case. I may take a chance and get hold of a couple from China and hope for the best.



Re: ATMEGA2560-16AU Alternative
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2022, 09:56:35 AM »

did you try the atmega from alliexpress? There is some that seem to be ok. Did some people have good experience with these chip and from wich seller?