Lock only flash programming

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Hello!

Is there a way to disable only programming the flash, but leave the eeprom "changeable"?

Currently I am using a Mega8, but if there is an other device that can do this, I can change it, haven't made the prototype yet.

I am storing settings in the EEPROM, and would like a computer to be able to update them. The simplest approach would be to give them a serial programmer, and the PC would just update the EEPROM contents, using avrdude, and reset the device, but I want to lock the flash memory down so they can't clone it.

Regards,

axos88

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I don't think the EEPROM can be locked by the fuse bits. However "I want to lock the flash memory down so they can't clone it." only applies if the whole thing is not making much money, if it's worth a lot of money then do a search and you will find many threads that shows that a locked chip is as good as a locked house or a locked safe. (ie they CAN be broken in by determined people)

John Samperi

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