Hello all. I have been working with PIC microcontrollers for over 2 years now and I am familiar with and like them. However, recently I have started dabbling with Atmel AVR microcontrollers to see what they have to offer. Especially, since they seem quite popular these days and are showing up in more open-source products. I have done some simple flashing LED circuits with the ATmega8 and 48, and the ATtiny2313. I have been using the demo version of BASCOM and have just been doing simple one and two LED flashing circuits with very simple programs. The programs all seem to work fine on each of the chips. I have noticed, though, that the LEDs do not flash nearly as brightly with the AVR chips as they do with the PIC chips. Is that something unique to AVR chips, or is there some sort of pull-up resistor or other switch that needs to be set to allow for more current to pass throught the LED?
16 years ago