A tool to program microcontrollers and/or programmable logic.

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Getting started with PIC / PICAXE [on hold]

I am having more trouble than I'd like to admit getting started with MCU programming. I can't seem to find the right information about how to get started programming PIC / PICAXE / Atmel MCUs. I have ...
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MCP2221 USB To UART Programmer

I am very new to the electrical design and had a very basic question. I am trying to program a Atmega328p using the MCP2221 interfacing chip. I picked this chip due to it being the only converter I ...
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Programmer /Debugger for freescale kinetis series [on hold]

I want to use frescale MK10 Device for my Project, the Cost of Programmer debugger is very high , so i Want to ask is there any low cost P/D ot any hack available with any system so that i can use ...
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How to program stm32 arm for commercial uses (Without jtag)? [closed]

I have a STM32 microcontroller that I would like to program it for a device that I want to sell it. So I can't use a JTAG or SWD port on the board. Because if I put them on the board, so there is ...
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Absolute cheapest, (easy) way of starting programming on ARM microcontrollers [closed]

I want to start using ARM processors, migrating from PICs which I've been using for too long. 8 bit models were available for under $1, programmers for under $10, and I have been spoilt by the ease ...
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MPLAB X doesn't try to connect

I'm new to MPLAB X and I run into trouble right away. I want to read/write the program memory and EEPROM of a chip because I have a corrupted chip and a correct HEX file. I created a project, ...
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PIC18F1220 production build of C code not working

I have this simple code which I wrote to test that my programming circuitry works properly and compiles fine on xc8 pic c compiler: ...
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usbasp erasing fuses

I'm trying for the first time to program an attiny45 with a USBasp and avrdude. After about an hour of frustration, i found that when the programmer erases the flash, it also erases the fuses. So i ...
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AVRISP. How to choose SPI frequency?

Yes, yes, I know that it must be between 1 and 4 clock cycles of a target device. But... We don't know it if clock is provided by internal rc generator or external quartz. So is there any possible way ...
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Understanding programmers for microcontrollers

I'm confused about the concept of a programmer for microcontrollers. Hoping someone can clarify. When I use an Arduino, I can use another Arduino to program it via the SPI pins. I understand this to ...
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NXP QN9021 (ARM Cortex M0) programmer

I have made a small breakout board with the QN9021 SOC (BLE + ARM Cortex M0). I am having trouble flashing the code into this device. Assuming that this device is wired properly and working fine, how ...
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Multiple poles triple throw switch or electronic equivalent

I have made several "programmer" boards for different MCUs (ATTiny85, ESP8266-1, etc.). They are pretty simple - there is a socket for the MCU, socket for the programmer interface (Arduino as ISP, ...
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Poblems with flashing samd21 xplained pro board

I'm trying to flash the samd21j18a microchip from Linux but I'am unable to do so. I've compiled toggle Led example from Atmel Framework. I tried to flash it using bossac tool and I received the ...
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Program a PIC24FJ64GB002 with a pickit 2

I am trying to program a PIC24FJ64GB002 with a pickit 2 but when I try to program it, the pickit 2 application says that no device was found, despite the chip being hooked up with the programmer. So ...
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iCEstick40HX1K device is malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it when programming bitstream on Diamond Programmer 3.5

I'd designed a " SPI Flash Erase, program,verify with iCEstick 40HX1K. I programmed on Diamond Programmer 3.5. it had done successfully only one time.then i want to reprogram, but when I connect it to ...
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Programmer gives me an error in programming a big hex file [closed]

I want to download a program into an Atmega128. the programmer which I am using is this ( jamshad ISP -USB ZIF_Socket_Programmer_V5 ). The Programmer work correctly for programming one small length ...
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How to program ATmega with fuses set to 32.768kHz clock?

I've been programming my ATmega328P's using USBasp programmer for a while. For my new project, I wanted to use 32.768kHz oscillator as an external clock, so I programmed the ATmega to appropriate ...
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How to Use an External ST-Link/V2 with the STM32F4 Discovery Board

I have a STM32F4 Discovery board and a ST-Link/V2 programmer. I want to use my own ST-Link (not the embedded one) for programming and debugging the board. How should I connect the external ST-Link ...
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Why do I have to disconnect and reconnect the Microchip ICD3 after every programming?

I'm having a problem with the Microchip ICD3 programmer. I'm getting connection problems, connecting to the programmer itself, even when using the selftest mode with the Microchip-provided selftest ...
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Build PIC development board on bread board

I have PIC24FJ128GA202 IC only. Since development boards cost too much, I would like to build a development board on a bread board and try some sample programs on it. Like the image below: Is it ...
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Burn a HEX file into Brenner8 using linux

I have got a version of Brenner8 called AEI when I try to burn my HEX file into PIC16f877a using command usburn -w -s40 -F16 -Ifilename.X.production.hex I got ...
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Informations about FT2232H as programmer

I was looking on a EVB that use FT2232H chip to program an SPI ram used in second time to programm another device. My question is, if I copy the circuit that programm this SPI ram and use the same ...
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Connect PIC programmer to Linux

I have got a cheap USB PIC programmer but its CD has only drivers for windows is there ans way to work with it on ubuntu 14.04
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PICkit3 MCLR to Vdd Pull-Up Resistor

I'll preempt this by saying that I'm a software person whose education (unfortunately) didn't even touch on the most basics of hardware or circuits. I'm attempting to program a PIC16f1709 microchip ...
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AVR programmer power supply (ISP ATMEGA16 ATmega32 Minimum Board) [closed]

In description of an AVR programmer, it is talked about everything except for the input voltage and how to turn it on. How much voltage should I apply to it? Somewhere it has mentioned "DC-005 Power ...
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ATMEL AT89S52 programmer help finding suitable software for flashing over LPT

I have this old ATMEL programmer and I'm hoping to start learning about micro controllers on a lower level before I move to Arduino. Unfortunately the floppy disk that came with it is lost, and the ...
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Will one pic programmer program all pic chips? [closed]

If yes which one and where could i buy it and is there an inexpensive programmer for the chips?
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STM32 program ATMega

Is it possible to program HEX file from STM32 to ATMega 328 ? I can think of some Serial communication, but I don't know whether is it possible to do on tiny STM32F0 series or it needs more powerful ...
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Board review: is this PIC16F877 RS232+ICSP board correct/robust?

I want to make my own development board based on a PIC, to make a RS232 bootloader from scratch. It's been a while I haven't used a PIC, and it was on a ready made development board. I've looked ...
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What's a production programmer for PIC

I have a PICKit 3, but I understand these aren't for production. What does a production workflow look like? PC -> Programmer -> Chip. Do people usually verify that the chip copied properly, or is ...
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Which avr programmers can be used for atmega164PA?

I searched for a programmer for ATMega164PA on ebay and found nothing specific to it. Is there any standard programmer to program this chip?
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What is the difference between Microchip and ICD and PICKit?

I understand that Microchip has In-Circuit debuggers (ICD) which gives insight into a running PIC (or dsPIC for that matter) in real time. Then we have the ICE which goes a step ahead by replacing the ...
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Which programmer circuit works with PIC16f877A?

I'm having the PIC16F877A microntroller.I dont have the programing hardware.I want to make it on my own.For that I need the programmer circuit.Please help me construct my own programmer else suggest ...
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PIC12F675 Programmer using arduino (port from 12bit programmer)

I bought some pic12f675 and i am trying to program it using an arduino (for testing purposes, I was trying to write a simple blinking led code, I tried both my code hex compiled and another that I got ...
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ATTiny85 wont turn on, not sure how to debug

The ATTiny85 in the below circuit refuses to do anything. ...
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ICSP or Pre-Programmed Microcontroller

I've designed a PCB for small scale production; currently I'm hand soldering them in batches of 20 at a time. This PCB uses an ATMEGA168 microcontroller which I program before soldering to the board - ...
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What is needed for basic PIC programming? [closed]

I have a bunch of PICs that have been sitting in the basement for a year, and I really want to learn how to program and put them to use. I have some 16C57's, 16C73, 16C71, 16C54, 16C74, 16C55, and ...
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How do I route many FPGAs in JTAG chain?

I'm designing a chain of Xilinx FPGAs. There are many (e.g 32 or more) devices with short distance (about 10~15 cm) that I want to connect them together in a chain. I'm not sure about TMS and TCK ...
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Atmega328p Circuit Blinking Circuit

So I am trying to build a standalone circuit using the Atmega 328p. After uploading the code using Atmel Studio and AVRDude I get no response from the circuit; however, when I take the Atmega and put ...
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Alternative to Atmel programmers [closed]

I am currently using the Dragon AVR to program ATMEGA88 chips on board using ISP I/F. My problem is that it seems somewhat flakey. Is there a reasonably cheap non-Atmel alternative? Ideally a more ...
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Programmer for MSP430F2274 TI microcontroller

I want to program that specific microcontroller (MSP430F2274) and i would like to hear your opinion on what programmer to choose . I prefer one that can be used with a linux machine. So what you ...
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How data transfers to micro-controllers memory?

I have been working with Arduino for a while now i thought of using AVR micro-controllers in the bread-board . I saw several tutorials on how to transfer .hex file to the AVR micro-controller . They ...
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Arduino clamp ammeter

I am using an Arduino Uno as a watch dog for a project I a doing; its job is to monitor what is happening in the system and shut down the system if it is not operating within spec. One of the ...
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Playing with this SoC

I have done a few projects on Arduinos. Now I want to step up my embedded skills. I have found this SoC with embedded Linux and video encoding/decoding capabilities. I am interested on running OpenCV ...
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FTDI chip (FT2232D) malfunction

I'd designed a USB-JTAG Programmer with FT2232D. I programmed Xilinx spartan3 FPGA 2 times yesterday and everything was perfect. But today when I connect it to my laptop I see the following message: "...
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No response from AVR microprocessor while programming

I've been attempting to program a few different micro-controllers using nothing but an FTDI 5V TTL cable and self-written software to bitbang the needed pins on the chips. Until now I had success only ...
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programming 3.3V PIC32 board with pic32prog and PICkit 2

I already managed to overwrite the bootloader of my clients's PIC32MX7 board while experimenting with mikroe-uhb. so before I can continue the assignment I need to reprogram it, and all I have on hand ...
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Transfer Program to TI MSP430 (MSPF5308IRGCR)

I have a free sample of the TI MSPF5308IRGCR MCU and I want to program it. Is there some simple way to transfer a program without having to invest in the relatively expensive JTAG? The JTAG is in the ...
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How can I tell that USBasp is working?

I have the USBasp programer and I'm trying to burn bootloader on Atmega328 so that it can be used as a replacement chip in Arduino board (replacement chips with the bootloader installed are quite ...
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PIC programming through FPGA

I would like to know if there is a way to program a PIC for the first time (write in Flash) through an FPGA card. The PIC is already soldered to the FPGA and I can't remove it. No bootloader exists ...