Popular general purpose USB MCUs for hobbyists other than PIC
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I know there are some other USB MCUs other than PIC.
For example, Silicon Labs C8051F320/321 seem to be
nice USB MCU (they have US$11 demo board for sale
and the US$29 demo kit for C8051F064 uses this USB
MCU as the programmer/debugger). However the packaging
is not so friendly to hobbyists (LQFP32 and MLP28).
Philips LPC214x seem to be a nice family of USB MCUs.
The package might be a problem (LQFP64).
It is a bit strange that the Atmel USB MCUs are not
so popular judging from Google search results even
though their 8051 and AVR are quite popular.
I am not so familiar with other family of MCUs like
the Cypress PSoc and their USB MCUs but quite some
of them are not really general purpose MCUs.
See also: massmind.org/techref/microchip/devices.htm?key=pic