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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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Tutorials on embedded programing using Zynq 7020 with ARM processor

Just as the question states. I have been having trouble being able to just test out the programming side of the ARM processor on the TE0720 board. I have been searching online for how to setup the ...
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Program LPC1343 thru USB bootloader with the right FILE format

I'm having a real hardtime programming my LPC1343 with the method mentioned in this question (Can an LPC1343 accept its initial program over USB?). I am using a Linux machine and arm-none-eabi-gcc. I ...
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Arduino Mega not flashable with XBee PRO S2B [migrated]

I have an Arduino Mega 2560 with a libelium XBee Shield. If I have an XBee S2 mounted on it and set the two jumpers to the USB setting or remove them, I am able to flash a program onto my Arduino. ...
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Why set PORTx before TRISx?

I was browsing through the example code that MikroE provides for PIC programming using MikroC, and they always set PORTx before setting TRISx. What is the reason for this? Since TRIS just selects ...
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How to Debouce Six Buttons on One Analog Pin With Arduino

I'm using analog pin 5 on Arduino to detect presses from 6 push-buttons. On the picture top-right button is number 1 and then from right to left they go as 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Program should print 0 when ...
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Arduino Starter Kit, Color Mixing Lamp Project 4

I just started looking into electronics and circuits. I purchased the Arduino Starter Kit to help get me started. I have a question regarding one of the 15 projects it comes with. Specifically with ...
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PIC 18F252 config settings help

I need to blink a simple LED with PIC18F 252 but I could not figure out the config settings for doing so. I read the datasheet looking for internal oscillator, but I could not find it. I don't want ...
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How to program Atmel ATtiny88 (not 45 or 85)? [closed]

There are lots of tutorials for programming the ATtiny45 and 85 with a breadboard and Arduino, but how would I program the ATtiny88? It's an 8 bit AVR microcontroller, but it can not be mounted on a ...
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Should I define default register values in start up code?

It has come to my attention that some ARM programmers set some CPU registers with values that are the same default values of the register on microcontroller reset. For example: the default value of ...
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A program to add 6 bytes of data and store sum and carry in 8085 instruction set

I have a question on 8085 instruction set. A program to add 6 bytes of data stored in memory starting from 4500h. must use b register to save any carries and finally store the sum and carry at two ...
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Control of electric actuators

I'm new to this forum and I am trying to find a solution to control three small electric linear actuators I have made for my rc controlled model aircraft, they have mini 6 volt geared brushed dc ...
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SPI Slave Flash programming with two masters question

I'm looking to make a system that can be upgraded by a customer in the field and I need to know some conceptual thing before I try implementing my current strategy. Say I have a USB to SPI bridge, ...
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AT89c51RE2 replaced with AT89LP51RD2, ISP programming

have a question I can't seem to figure out the answer to. We have existing boards running off the AT89c51RE2 processor. Works great because it supports In-System-Programming. This means we can use ...
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How to make Arduino Duemilanove Atmega 168 store instructions and act acording to them [closed]

I'm trying to make a small car with Arduino for kids. I have connected 2 DC motors at the end of chassis and one spinning wheel which is able to rotate for 360 degrees and L293NE IC with my Arduino ...
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Can I program a MSP430553 IC using the TIVA C development board?

I have a few MSP430G2553 ICs. Can TIVA C board (EK-TM4C123GXL) used to program the ICs as I need to buy it for a online class I am about to take ???? If yes, please specify the method to be followed.
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Getting started with an LPC1313 Microcontroller [closed]

I recently purchased this microcontroller along with an FTDI TTL-232R-3V3 cable. I want to program a blinking lights hello world application onto the microcontroller. I was told that I might be able ...
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Programming a ATmega328P on a breadboard - programmer cannot connect

What I am trying to do is program the ATmega328P on a breadboard. I have followed the schematic by which the Duemilanove board was wired to no avail. I have a SparkFun AVR Pocket Programmer that ...
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ISP circuit for AVR microcontrollers

So I was doing a bit of research on the AVR controllers and came across this schematic for programming the chips. After doing research on the 74 LS 254, I realized that either this design is ...
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Problem Reading PIC18F4550 Input

Hi I am facing some problem with Reading the input from a PIC18f4550 , for a simple arrangement where when a switch on (switch = 1), few led should glow., and on releasing the switch the led should go ...
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Programming CC430F5137 using another microcontroller

I have a CC430F5137 and the board schematic all ready for my application to that requires capturing data over bluetooth. I wish to program the CC430F5137 using another platform except the conventional ...
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Should I refactor my C code to optimise it for an embedded microcontroller?

Below is some code implemented on an 8 bit microcontroller. The following comment was posted to another question: As your code doesn't use the i variable, why ...
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Using a microcontroller to program another microcontroller (on a wireless board)

I am working on a project in which I want to include the functionality of reprogramming the main microcontroller via wireless transmission. First, I have figured there needs to be a dedicated ...
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How to set all flags in 8085?

My Microprocessor teacher of 8085 gave an assignment to set all flags ! I have written this little program to set all except Sign, Please help me out ...
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If one has used PIC uC, how different is it to migrate to using a different uC like say Arduino or ARM?

There seem to be quite many vendors making uC and some uC are more popular than others say for example Arduino and PIC because of their low cost and abundant features and ARM because of its high ...
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How different is the Arduino language than Atmel Studio language? [closed]

I see that on the official Arduino website, the reference page contains the functions and vales you would use specified to the Arduino compiler. http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage What would ...
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Configuration Settings of 18F4550 in a header file

Recently I was wondering if is there any option to move my Configuration bits to a header file?. right now I'm using the 18f4550 microcontroller,with mplabx IDE,and my developed code entirely is in ...
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LTC2498 Temperature Sensor Chip Code via SPI

I would be very grateful for your tips for my present problem definition: I have a microcontroller ATmega128RFA1 with integrated Zigbee with UART-USB(TTL Converter) attached to the PC. From the ...
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Can I program a QUAD SPI Chip with a standard SPI microcontroller?

I have to program a MX25L12835 Quad SPI chip. This is a Quad SPI serial flash. Is it possible to program this using an arduino? Can this be used as a simple 1 channel SPI or can quad SPI interface ...
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How do I program a serial EEPROM IC using a raspberry Pi?

I am trying to program the 25L12835F Serial EEPROM with the firmware of the Pineapple WiFi router. I have the u-boot.bin file from Alfa. I have tried a programmer from eBay, but the software is unable ...
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Electronics Circuits Simulator Framework?

Is there a framework for circuits simulation that I can use through easy APIs? and return me an array of results for each component? I want to build an android based simulator, so a java framework ...
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High Voltage input and output microcontroller

I am new to this, but I am looking to regulate a few ballast controlled fluorescent lamps with a micro-controller. Everything I look at has a low operating voltage and below 10 volt input/output ...
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Delay function in ARM programming

I have just started programming on ARM, I had some experience on AVR but not that much. The question is probably too trivial but the material about ARM is too little on the net... sorry anyways. I ...
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How to debug error of “unknown type name __progmem__”?

I'm using atmel studio 6.1 with a code containing but on compilation conpiler gives error as mentioned above and after googling error,I found that this variable progmem has been depriciated,but no ...
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How do I determine what microcontroller is the right one for my project? [closed]

I have just started developing a tiny GPS trackingdevice that (eventually) will be able to log positioning-data on demand - via SMS commands and/or via a smartphone-application. The device should be ...
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_delay_ms not working with ATmega 16/32

I had purchased an ATMEGA 16 microcontroller and chaged its fuse bits settings and used internal caliberated RC clock with 1000000. Changes done in make file and F_CPU. But it do nothing. Programme ...
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Clocks setup when programming Atmel via ISP?

When programming an Atmel microchip over SPI (ISP), what external clocking do I have to provide to programee? Does it have to match programmer's internal clock frequency, or can be totally different ...
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What concepts in programming are useful in Electronics Engineering? [closed]

I am studying Electronics Engineering. I only took two 3 programming courses. The first 2 are in c++ and I learnt up till pointers, classes and the basics of data structures. The third is mips ...
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How to know usb connection is lost

I am working with AT90USB1287 controller with USB communication to PC. I am sending some commands from PC to controller using USB communication to activate some controlled switch. I am able to change ...
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High-voltage programming of ATTiny13 with AVRISPmkII and avrdude?

I am in the process of learning on how to program ATTiny13-20pu, and am reading this post: http://www.vk2zay.net/article/211 (archived: http://www.webcitation.org/6Imwjmidx ), which explains how to do ...
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What's The fundamental difference between interrupts and delay in embedded programming?

I'm new in embedded programming in C, just getting to understand coding. Is there a fundamental difference between an interrupt function and a delay function? I would greatly appreciate answers with ...
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How to erase PIC microcontroller?

Sorry for such "noobish" question but I've tried to help my son with learning PIC programming. I load some simple asm source into MPLAB and pressed "make and program device main project". IDE build ...
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What do I need to program an ATmega 168?

I use AVR Studio for my compilation and c/c++ code (not arduino).So far I have used a Atmega 2560 development board provided by Nex robotix. I have ISP programmers of the following sorts... AVRISP ...
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Arduino Vs DIY board

The arduino website goes into some of these questions, but not in great detail. So, what is the difference if one were to purchase an Arduino board or make one yourself? What benefits does buying ...
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Logic design for FPGAs using C

I am well aware about programming processors and microcontrollers in C. But can C code (not SystemC) be used for logic design for FPGAs? Are there any specific software tools for this purpose?
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Why are some IC's programmable in circuit, but others aren't?

Why are some IC's programmable while still connected in a system/circuit, but others aren't? What's the determining factor(s) for whether a chip can or cannot? This question stems from my research on ...
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Is programming Arduino a subject of CSE(computer science) at university?

If get admitted in "computer science and Engineering" department of any university, would there be any subject for programming Arduino? This Arduino also looks like a subject of "Mechanical ...
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Xilinx DSP48 Single Slice 18x18 Complex multiplier

I am writing a verilog code for 18x18 complex multiplier using DSP48 single slice implementation in Vertex 4. Here is my code ...