A tool to program microcontrollers and/or programmable logic.

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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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No power from USB-ISP Programmer

Yesterday I have bought a USB-ISP Programmer from Diamex. I directly connected it to my PC (USB 2.0) and on the other side to my breadboard + LED. Everything worked, the programmer provided 5V power ...
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Using IC Test Clip to do In Circuit Programming/Debug

I was thinking of using a Test Clip like this: Digikey: 3M Test Clip to do in circuit debug/programming of an Atmel SAMD9 because I'm really trying to reduce board space, and for a production run I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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AVR reprogramming in circuit wirelessly

What are my options when it comes to reprogramming an AVR in-circuit? The new program will be received via a wireless connection, so it will need to be stored in some temporary memory container. I ...
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PIC programmer, need to replace few components

I am building a PIC micro-controller programmer named Brenner8: http://www.sprut.de/electronic/pic/projekte/brenner8/ Although, it needs a BF959 transistor for (Q8), and BAT43 diodes for (D1,D2,D4) ...