Tiny15 in SMD-package

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We are a 3 students who have got 2 ATtiny15s for use in a project. They are however SMD-package, and we have some problems programming it with the STK-500. Are there anybody who knows about a device that can be used to put the SMD-packaged Tiny15 in to be able to program it?

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Hello,
There are several options to you.
First: If you haven't yet designed your circuit board, you can design it with a 8pin DIP packaged part and use a SOIC to DIP adapter board (solder the SOIC part to the adapter board). You can get these a Digikey (www.digikey.com or 1-800-digikey). One part# is A724 made by Aries ($7). They have a SOIC to SIP adapters by Capital Advanced (search for "surfboard"). You could use a socket with the SOIC to DIP adapter and have the flexiblility to remove the micro and reprogram it.
Second: You could design you circuit with the programming circuit included and a programming header. Then you could program the Tiny15 in your circuit and be able to change the program later as you update the code. I think there are app notes on how to include the programming circuit into your circuit (not sure where). If not, you may be able to get the information from a schematic of the STK500 (don't know where to find it). I think the programming circuit is the same as the STK200. I found the schematic at Atmel's web page but I don't recall where. If you can't find it email me, I have a pdf copy.
Third: You could order a SOIC to DIP adapter where the SOIC part is inserted into a socket. You program the micro once and then solder it into your circuit. Emulation Technologies has one at http://www.emulation.com/pdf/m44... for $68

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For the ISP serial programmer that you can add at your design; goto www.roesink.com for the hardware description (just a few components) and the free downloader software.

Greetings,
Robert

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I had the same problem, but if you are a hobbyist it's easy!

Use two of those wooden things, i don't know the english word for it, but it's used to hang up your clothes to dry. just saw one end off, make some sleeves in the mouth, put wires in it and you have a connector for one side. Use another one for the other side...

but if you can get an adapter board easily it's not worth trying.

AVRblinken code completed very soon!

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Am I the only one that has noticed the whatever to dip adapters are about 10x the cost of the part they adapt ?

That is a pretty ingenious idea there Ralph. (btw - clothspin or clothspeg is the name you are looking for.)

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