As arduino.org states, the bootloader is pre-burnt by Atmel at the factory. I'd like to know if it will be possible for us to buy "raw" ICs and burn them at home for our own boards, as we do with the Atmega328 for example.

  • Burning shouldn't be a problem. Though you might need a JTAG programmer.
    – Gerben
    Apr 3, 2015 at 12:27
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    My worry isnt that much about the hardware itself but the availability of the bootloader/firmware..
    – Wesley Lee
    Apr 4, 2015 at 2:42
  • I can't seem to find it. Though my guess it that it will become available, since it's open source hardware/software. The bootloader might however depend on the onboard debug chip.
    – Gerben
    Apr 4, 2015 at 12:32
  • Hopefully it will be possible. Afaik with Due's its impossible because part of the firmware is burnt by Atmel at the factory..
    – Wesley Lee
    Apr 5, 2015 at 22:58
  • That's interesting. I didn't know that.
    – Gerben
    Apr 7, 2015 at 10:51


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