Is anyone selling an AVR-32 on a simple header board (similar to the Olimex Atmega128 boards)? Now that I finaly have a JtagIce, I might want to play around with one of them.
Searched here and Google, but couldn't find anything.
take a look at:
Is one of this a case for you ?
I would like to get one of these in the U.S.A. http://alvidi.de/avr32_modul.html
I just finished soldering a 48-TQFP to a schmart board (not the EZ board) But me thinks that since this board was not made for this chip and has no provisions for all the capacitors to be close to the pins that it may not work very well. When I try hooking up my jtagicemkII I will post my progress.
That is a very nice job of soldering.
What sort of soldering iron did you use? I'm trying to figure out what sort of equipment to get to do that sort of soldering. Smiley's tutorial says the iron tip does not have to be all that small, but I did not find out what size he uses.
I have done a little SMD work with my present iron, by that was a challenge for me. I am pretty handy with solderwick and have a good bench lamp with a big lense. It's pretty much just the iron I'm wondering about. My iron is very old, very good, but I can't seem to find tips that fit it.
I am comfortable with DIP soldering.
I am blind in one eye and can't see very good out the other so the hardest part is getting the chip lined up.
This is my first .5 pitch chip to solder to a board but it went smooother than I thought it would.
I put just a thin layer of solder flux on the board, stuck the chip on and lined it up best I could. Then with a solder tip that actually is about 4 pins wide with no extra solder I just slid the iron from the outer edge of each pin until I saw the solder bead mount up on the top edge of the pin, without touching the pins at all. Checked out all the pins for shorts and have none.
An even easier way is the schmartboard-EZ, they will send you a sample and they have videos on how to solder their new schmartboard EZ, it has grooves that line up the chip so a 5 year old can solder it perfect.
Problem as I said though, you need about 14 capacitors close to the pins. Another problem with this board is you would have to solder individual wires to bring all the pins to a breadboard.
If someone would layout a PCB using eagle that has all the correct capacitor spots similar to the "Alvidi" board i would buy a bunch from PCBCART, less than 100 bucks for perhaps 50 boards.
You just have to make the solder tracks about 1/4 inch onger than the pin so you can make soldering the chip easy to do as the photo in my last post shows.
take a look this(but it is Chinese)
http://www.zychip.com (AVR/AVR32 catalog)
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