Oooooh, a tiny delivery from Microchip

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TNT has just delivered a box from Microchip in Thailand...

 

 

 

 

 

 

...I wonder what's in it?...

 

 

 

 

 

 

...hmmm...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some shiny new ATtiny1616s to go with their smaller brother that arrived the other day...

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOQ was 25pcs so if anyone in the UK wants one to play with I'll happily stick one in an envelope.

 

Now, what do do first? LED blinky I guess.

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Brian Fairchild wrote:
if anyone in the UK wants one to play with

Ooh - yes, please!

 

So are you now going to build your own Arduino: http://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/arduino-pin-headers ... ?

 

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How much was the shipping?

 

Hopefully I will get some samples of tiny1616. I want to write a stk500 to updi interface that you can put in an Arduino so that everyone can program updi chips cheaply.

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El Tangas wrote:

How much was the shipping?

 

4.98GBP!!!!

 

I ordered 25 pcs each of tiny1614 and tiny1616 plus a 416XNANO. Each item came as a separate delivery spread over 10 days. I did have to pay a re-reeling charge on the tiny's. Total order value, including shipping and 20% VAT (sales tax which I can reclaim) was 69.23 GBP. It meant the chips were around 1.00 each with all the additional costs.

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Oh, the shipping from MicrochipDirect is pretty low, I hadn't noticed that yet. For me it's €6.89.

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El Tangas wrote:

Hopefully I will get some samples of tiny1616. I want to write a stk500 to updi interface that you can put in an Arduino so that everyone can program updi chips cheaply.

 

That sounds like an interesting project.

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You can get 3 of them from the free sample program if you set up an account with Microchip

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Yes, unfortunately they don't ship samples to my country (Portugal). However, I placed an order to the address of a friend that lives in the UK, hopefully he will be around for Christmas and bring me the stuff.

 

Meanwhile I'll work on the software.

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Couldnt he just mail it to you?  That would be pretty easy, or are there rules about technology and Portugal.  I would;t think so.

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Portugal? If you send me a mailing address I will send you some today.

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MarkThomas wrote:

Couldnt he just mail it to you?  That would be pretty easy, or are there rules about technology and Portugal.  I would;t think so.

 

He could, I guess. It's just that I ordered more stuff to his place that has a bit of weight so we agreed he would bring the whole lot together.

 

Brian Fairchild wrote:
Portugal? If you send me a mailing address I will send you some today.

 

Cool, thanksyes I'll pm my address.

 

 

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Yay! Tiny chips have arrived! Thanks for the nice postcard also!

 

 

Now I'll solder one of the small guys to that adapter and try to communicate with it.

 

While I was waiting for the chips, I wrote a software uart to use in my project, it seems to be working ok at 200 kbaud connected to a usb adapter, but talking to the UPDI will be more tricky... we'll see...

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Have fun and keep us posted with your progress.

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