A key feature is the on chip debug capability that enables low cost emulation. The hardware debug system with Windows IDE interface allows the user to access debugging functions built into the AT89C51RE2 resulting in faster development and verification of user code in real time.
The AT89C51RE2 is available in 44-pin PLCC and VQFP packages at $4.80 for 10,000 units.
Atmel offers the AT89STK-11, a starter kit for $99, to evaluate the AT89C51RE2; designers can either run the demonstration program or their own application. A new low-cost on-chip debug tool, AT89OCD-01 will be available by the end of November 2006.