AVR libary for Altium

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Hi All

I am using Altium PCB design software, it has a Atmel libary but limited.

Would anyone know how to get a full libary with all components such as ATMEGA164P, 1284P, RF230 etc

DJ

Thanks

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DJ

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Easy: make it yourself

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This is what I always do, Altium is very very well finished for this. Longest part is filling in the pin names.

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BTW AFAIK I seem to have most current AVR's in my lib. You DO have to download the updated libs though, check with Altium support for this. Winter '09 came with trimmed down versions of the libs to make install size smaller (bout 2GB vs the 19GB full install of 6.7...)

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Does yours libary have the ATmega164, 1284p, and RF230.

Can you send me the link to this 2GB download, as i did go on there site , and they got a search feature which lets you search, but it seems not to have all recent pico AVR's

DJ

Thanks

Regards

DJ

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Isn't there an Altium lib in the projects section ?

Don't know hoe much is in there

/Bingo

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It was last updated in 2006 according to there website, so it seems not to have any new devices.

DJ

Thanks

Regards

DJ

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Bingo600 wrote:
Isn't there an Altium lib in the projects section ?

Yes.

AVR Altium lib v 1.5 https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

protel 2006 lib [1623.98 KB] (Feb 27, 2008)
Altium lib [6539.24 KB] (Jun 17, 2009)

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Just Download it.

There is file called myLib, but it has still got limited Atmel device, not the full range.

Should it be that way.

DJ

Thanks

Regards

DJ

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djoshi wrote:
Just Download it.

There is file called myLib, but it has still got limited Atmel device, not the full range.

Should it be that way.


Why don't you help maintaining the library then?
You could add the device you are working on now. The more users helping out, the more complete the library will be.
Just pick a simlar older model and modify it.
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so if you like it and if you have other parts which you can upgrade my lib please send me a feed back.
i want to make this lib the best for hobby electronics and microcontrollers.
please send your upgraded libs to my email.
my email Ali_dehbidi@yahoo.com

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Hi guys
I am also looking for Atmega640 (or 1280 or 2560, any 100 pin AVR) in Protel DXP, but i can not find them. In altium website also there is no model newer that 2006.
It is kinda urgent for me to have atmega640 Schematic/PCB model. Any help?

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Guys you can use the new version of altium lib including ATMEGA2560 and other new parts like TS8002 TFT LCD and a SD-RAM....
here is the link
http://rapidshare.com/files/2627...
Do not forget to rate the project.

I love Digital
and you who involved in it!

Last Edited: Tue. Aug 4, 2009 - 05:44 AM
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A lot of the time you don't need to make a new part - Mega164 is the same as Mega16, for example. Make one 100 pin part and you'll have them all.

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@Ali_dehbidi

I can't download it form rapidshare. Can you put it some where else?

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robint91 wrote:
@Ali_dehbidi

I can't download it form rapidshare. Can you put it some where else?


Here you are: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=35U...

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AA,
I used your Library a couple of times. I found the RJ45 to be wrong, the pins are configures as a low profile device but maintain the spacing of the normal device. Hope this makes sense.
I was a help to get started, Thanks for making it available, but I have since created my own.

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I had heard a rumor that Altium are not going to make new libraries but will rather allow chip manufacturers to prepare component libraries instead.

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ignoramus wrote:
I had heard a rumor that Altium are not going to make new libraries but will rather allow chip manufacturers to prepare component libraries instead.

a Altium sales manager told me the same thing during a presentation...they are going to let ("hope") the component mfg's do it because they are not going to continue making libraries!

that's is but just ONE of the reasons did not upgrade to Altium 10 besides it being about a year late with an entirely new database structure (translate = unproven & probably unstable)!

when asked about why the change?..the Altium sales mgr indicated they were out of memory! and the new release was also going to have a new memory mgr....this might help explain the frequent crashes and freezes of previous releases.

just look at all the crap that Altium loads when started that has nothing to do with the task at hand but they load it "just in case" you use that other "bloatware" (not pcb/sch tasks)

as far as having one part made and having them all as mentioned in another post , while the footprint may be the same the pin i/o may well be different thus Altium might cough up warnings and/or errors depending on how they are defined.

have Altium 09 on a computer side by side with a computer with PCAD5 (dos 640k with dos EMS mem mgr)...altium crashed 4 times in one day last week and the PACD5 (dos) has not crashed that I can remember..ironically the same pcb was on both machines in pcb layout :P
Altium is more about marketing and less about stability and productivity IMHO.

bottom line going forward for Altium users , if you want a part for Altium you better start making it yourself!
not to misunderstand..Altium is not a complete pile of dung!...but it sure smells like it often!

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I very seldom use parts from the Altium libraries exactly as they come. One of the reasons is the footprint for (say) a TI 74HC00 will be different from the same part from another manufacturer. The pads will be a different size, the silks won't be the same, etc. While this may be fine for making a PCB, it's annoying when (for example) you can run a track between the pads of Manf. A's footprint but it won't fit between Manf. B's because the pads are slightly larger. This is the kind of problem that arises when you rely on third party manufacturers to create your libraries. Seriously, for the cost of Altium and its outrageous annual maintenance fees, it's reasonable to expect them to do some work. The pcb footprint library comes in very useful for changing part footprints to standardize them.

FWIW, although I'm current with Altium 10, I still use the 2005 version most of the time. The extra bloat I've been paying for over the past six years hasn't added many useful features, just a lot of annoyances.

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May be now with Chinese software engineering input Altium will become a better product.

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I recently upgraded to summer 09 from protel98. Things were going good until the program would crash whilst loading the file I was working on. This wasted many days. The solution: upgrade to ad10. Access violations and catastrophic errors are commonplace but i havent lost a file yet. Not exactly confidence inspiring. As a friend suggests: Jesus saves.

When it works, Altium is great, when it works. It's good to know I'm not the only one having weird ass problems. They should stop all extra features and get the package stable.

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They should stop all extra features and get the package stable.
They did about 20 years ago, it's called Autotrax for DOS....

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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98 wasn't bad - it rarely gave cause for complaint