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Hi

I carry out all my programming using an STK-500 that i bought as a starter pack from farnell (4402066).
This was about £200.

Im now looking to buy another for a collegue to allow them to program.
I can see on Farnell that there is a starter kit version of the the STK500 (3884429) that is more than £100 cheaper. From looking at the difference in the 2 on farnell all i can see is if anything, the starter kit doesnt have a programming cable and jumper leads, maybe even studio 4 software and a c compiler which is available on this very site. Doesnt seem to make sense.

Maybe its the recession hitting home but i think im going to get the cheaper version and make up the cable myself.

This leads me to my next question. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the programming cable instead of metering it out?

Thanks

Justin

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I carry out all my programming using an STK-500 that i bought as a starter pack from farnell (4402066).
This was about £200.

:shock:

The STK500 should be something like US $80-100.

One 6-lead flat cable, two 10-lead flat cables, a few (three?) 2-lead cables and a power supply cable has been included in the STK-500s I've got, as well as one (or two) AVRs. No power supply as such (eg wall-wart) is included.

EDIT: I see now why your price was substantially higher. The IAR compiler is included in that kit. Farnell still wants close to £100 for the STK500 alone (3884429). And I thought that my local supplier Elfa was expensive... Take a look here: https://www1.elfa.se/elfa~eu_en and locate the STK500 item (stock no. 73-666-77) at €100.

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The wiring diagram is in the STK500 manual under "programming external devices" and
there is also a schematic coming as pdf together
with studio4.

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You will get the full set of cables/leads when you buy the regular STK500.

You can never have too many jumper leads or cables, so you either buy some extra ones from elsewhere or make them up yourself. Even with my eyesight I can determine the wiring scheme for a ribbon cable or jumper.

Your £205 version includes the IAR Compiler. So you would only need this if you required an extra IAR licence.

You may pay more to Farnell, but it will arrive in tomorrow's post.

David.

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Thanks

Just ordered the regular version. If i had of know when i bought the starter kit the 1st time i could have save £100 but you live and learn.

Justin

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If you just got this from Farnell then "distance selling rules" mean that ANYTHING you buy on the internet in the UK can returned for a full refund within 7 days with no reason given whatsoever (it's like your opportunity to look at something in a shop).

I'd return it for a full refund then just order the ST500 alone. Then order 3884429 for £97.11.

But unless you have a particular affinity for Farnell (I do like the fact they give free delivery on even small orders) I'd go here:

http://www.rapidonline.com/Elect...

where it's a more reasonable £74.95

Cliff

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The OP conveniently forgot to mention that his £200 STK500 was bundled with a pro version of the IAR C compiler.

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Im programming in assembly tho so I have no need for a C compiler.

I dont know, it that worth £100?

Received the £100 version of the STK500, everything is there apart from instruction manual which i can get on line and the C

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Im programming in assembly tho so I have no need for a C compiler.

I dont know, it that worth £100?

Received the £100 version of the STK500, everything is there apart from instruction manual which i can get on line and the C compiler.

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I have no need for a C compiler

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i can get on line and the C compiler

Aren't those two phrases oxymoronic?

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how?

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You said that you aren't going to use C then you said you were going to go online to get the C compiler you plan to use. One of those seems to oppose the other.

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Im just saying that the C compiler isnt in the box and neither isthe instruction manual in the box.
I can get the manual on line. I dont need the C compiler.

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Dig further into the box. I expect that a green paper manual will be there somewhere.

The on-line version will be more up to date, but I prefer paper any day of the week.

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David.

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I prefer paper any day of the week.

Perhaps, but you ain't gonna get up-to-date STK500 information on newer chip models from that green sheet, nor from the PDF on Atmel's Web site. AFAIK the only up-to-date info is in AVRStudio Help. (This seems to come into play mostly with connections for newer AVR models.)

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Yes Lee, but I have a pencil.

David.