A tool to program microcontrollers and/or programmable logic.

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Design DIY PIC burner with PIC 4550 [duplicate]

Without buying a PIC development board I need to develop my own PIC burner using PIC 4550. Are there any possibilities designing a PIC burner using that? Please give me the best way.
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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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AVR Dragon - 2V measured on Reset pin on ISP header

I was troubleshooting a ATtiny841 chip using debugWire yesterday, that is until my AVR Dragon stopped working. I did not smell burnt plastic, and I can still the Target Voltage from AVR Studio ...
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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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XC7Z020 JTAG not connecting

In our design I am using a Xilinx XC7Z020 Zynq SoC. In some of the boards JTAG is not connecting, I have checked JTAG cables are working with other boards.
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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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PIC12LF1552 Device ID Does not Match; Fails to Program

I have setup this system: on a breadboard and a fabricated PCB. I have ensured that all the lines are equivalent and that all the components are placed in exactly the same (electrical) ...
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g540 programmer not programming

I have written program in c language, I create hex file from it, but when I open g540 programmer and load file into it. It doesn't program the MCU but says "illegitimate user id detected". Also only a ...
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Does the ability to program a servo imply that the Lock Bits were not set on a Atmega48?

I'm wondering is how this servo programming business works: The servo (HS7980) has an Atmega48 chip and uses a proprietary protocol for programming so it seems pretty likely they lock it to prevent ...
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AVR programmer power supply (ISP ATMEGA16 ATmega32 Minimum Board) [on hold]

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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AVR - Simple(st) serial port programmer

As I'm just getting started with learning anything about microcontrollers, I started from making a very, very simple LPT port programmer (...I think it was just about 4 resistors). It worked well with ...
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Recovering fuse bits Atmega128RFA1

I am using an ATmega128RFA1 for senior design. I ran the following avrdude command to set the appropriate fuse bits to use the external clock, however it failed and the high byte of the fuse bits was ...
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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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Debugging a Diamex USB ISP programmer

This is my first time experimenting with micro controllers and I cannot get my USB ISP programmer from Diamex to work. When I use the following command for avrdude: avrdude -c avrisp -p ATMEGA8515 ...
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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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AVR dragon, Ubuntu and avrdude failed to sync

Don't panic if this seems a huge question, I just tried to add as many details as posible, but I guess most of them can be ignored and still get to the point. I am trying to set up my avrdragon to ...
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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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AVR324PA controller not executing flash code

We got a simple circuit that has a ATMega324PA controller. We use AVR-ISP MKII programmer to program the controller. Both the controller and programmer is supplied with the target voltage 1.8V. ...
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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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USBasp supporting PDI

My avr micro-controller uses PDI interface for in-system programming. I have USBasp programmer which programs serially through SPI interface. How can I program my micro-controller through USBasp? I ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to program a AT89S51 chip with a USB to TTL(UART) converter cable or Arduino?

Recently, a have a chance to get a AT89S52 chip, but I do not have a suitable programmer for it. I am new to microcontrollers, especially the MCS-51 series , but I've heard that MCS-51 is the "right ...
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Unable to program ATmega128 - 16AU using USBasp

I am trying to program an ATmega128 microcontroller (bought from Robokits). I have connected the 10 pin ISP header from the USBasp programmer to the 6 pins (MOSI, MISO, SCK, RESET, VCC, GROUND) of the ...
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PIC18F25k50 - ICSP programming - do I need to connect MCLR to PICKIT for new device?

Im new in PIC world. I purchased few PIC devices, PicKit 3 and now im working on first circuit. I accidently ordered SSOP package and I can't just test it on breadboard - I have to make PCB. I stuck ...
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Programming an EPROM using 8085 kit

I need to program an EPROM/EEPROM with the code for an 8085. I do not have a programmer. I can't buy one. But I have access to an 8085 kit. Can I use it to program the EPROM/EEPROM via an interface? ...
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A better programmer for PIC microcontroller?

I work with a project which uses PIC32 and PIC24 controllers.My setup has a Console board(PIC32) which communicates with 3 slave boards(PIC24) over RS485. I have two projects -One for Console and ...