A tool to program microcontrollers and/or programmable logic.

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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)

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 ...
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Suddenly program is not burning

I write a code for my MCU ckt and burn it in my MCU. I edit that code several times and burn . It cause no problem. Suddenly when I add a for loop in my code, when I tried to burn my code, it says " ...
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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) ...
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Customized PICKit cant write data in PIC12F629

I have a PICkit 2 Microcontroller Programmer, but it is not exactly the one that microchip is selling as PICkit2, i bought it because there is nothing else in my area , anyway ,It has USB that connect ...
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Pocket AVR Programmer + PIC32MX

Is it possible (and how) to program a PIC32MX chip with a pocket AVR programmer?
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Programming FabISP Attiny44 with Arduino

Is there a way to program the Attiny44 on a FabISP board using an Arduino board? I read through a few online tutorials, and the ones that even mention using the Arduino as an ISP for an Attiny44 don't ...
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How to program ATmega 328P - PU

I want to upload lines of code (with c files, not sketches). But sadly I don't own any programmers and only possess the Arduino UNO board. Since I want to program in c code, I can't make use of the ...
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Is a pic 16f877a reprogrammable

I have just finished a basic lesson in electronics, an i have become interested in micro-controller programming. I have decided i would learn on the PIC micro-controller because it looks simple and ...
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Problem when connect ProPIC2 and USB to Parallel port adapter

I have a ProPIC 2 programmer which needs parallel port (DB25) to work but I don't have in my notebook that port (SO: Windows 8), so I'm using a USB-Parallel adapter. When I connect the device it ...