Production Programming for Tiny11

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I am working on a tiny11 project, but I don't know to do the production programming. For prototypes, I would use a DIP and the STK500. But I don't want to put a SO8 in a socket. And the regular ISP connector doen't work for the tiny 11 high voltage serial programming. I thought about connecting the STK500 DIP8 socket to my controller, but I can't find a suitable cable or connector.

Is there anyone out there who has used the tiny11 in the SO8 package?

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I made a high-voltage programmer for it with a rather expensive socket. I've also programmed it in-circuit with the same programmer, as an experiment.

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

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I've made an in-circuit programmer for Tiny11/12 with a DIP-8 header at one end, to plug into the STK500, and a Pomona clothes-peg style chip clip at the other to clip over the SO-8 in-circuit. It works quite reliably, although the wide SO-8 is a bit tricky to clip onto, and the Pomona clips are easily damaged on the line and have a short life. For quantities over a couple of hundred, it's worth the effort to make a bed-of-nails jig. There is a 3M alternative to the Pomona clip, but it doesn't work so well because it doesn't grab hold of the package and stay in place; also, its spring is way too strong.

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Do you mean that you have a DIP-8 header that connects to a ribbon cable? I have seen such connectors for larger DIPs, but not for a DIP-8. Can you give me a source?

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I used an IC socket with wires soldered into it. I believe a picture will be worth 1000 words -

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rneil wrote:
Do you mean that you have a DIP-8 header that connects to a ribbon cable? I have seen such connectors for larger DIPs, but not for a DIP-8. Can you give me a source?

I searched for them, and oddly enough only found them here in sweden (www.elfa.se). I have no other source, but if You want to continue Your search the manufacturer is "Hsuan Mao" (Taiwan) and their part number is probably "C3200-08SB0000".

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Thanks for all your suggestions. Actually I am thinking of upgrading to the tiny13.

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I recently purchased a production programmer for Tiny12, it's a Xeltek 280U which supports over 4000 devices. If 4000 devices isn't enough, then try the Xeltek 580U.

For my tiny12 it does:
chip erase, blank check, program,verify, set fuses, program lock bits,......all in one hit, takes approx 3 seconds (also has high voltage serial mode so I can use the RESET pin).

Only one slight complaint: the GUI isn't too great, but it does the job fine.

Anyway, is probably not what you are looking for since it's mainly designed for off board programming...i.e. you'll probably need a DIP socket on the PCB. Just thought I'd mention, incase you were looking for a production programmer.