Programming and labeling

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Hi,

Anyone know of a service in the UK/EU that can program and label AVRs in quantities >100. Labels must withstand PB-free reflow. At this point I'm mainly interested in programming TQFP and DIP ATmega168s (and maybe QFNs sometime in the future).

Thanks,
Matt.

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I know MSC does it. They also sell the chips

look at www.msc-ge.com

for a local contact.

further you may try a web search on programming services.
I know we did bussiness with a company in the UK for programing our controllers, but I can not remember their name.

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Electronics Weekly has adverts by a company that does that sort of thing.

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

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Instead of labeling with stickers you might consider labeling by laser and you will have no sticker during your manufacturing process.

/Martin.

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Thanks for the pointers so far guys.

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Instead of labeling with stickers you might consider labeling by laser and you will have no sticker during your manufacturing process.

What happens to the writing that is already on the chip when you do this?

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Normally the laser will burn away the writing on the chip. But the writing done with the laser can be done aside the writing on the chip.

/Martin.

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I do not think a company is willing to do this for only a small amount of chips. eg the 100+ pc that MattBucknall is talking about in his first post. For small series a sticker might be the cheapest solution. Also when in need to upgrade or change your software in the future you then only have to reprogam and place a new sticker.

But that is a dicision he has to make himself.