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Riding the MCHP train
when the market was crashing this year, I road it down on inverse etf, and road it back up with normal etf, guessed the bottom pretty close to actual.. mostly used the spy etf....
Thursday, 5 November 2020 - 02:55
flash 8 AVRs on 1 ISP bus. Use RESET pins as "chip select"?
How many do you need to program total? Simplist solution is get 8 raspberry pi zeros, and ssh into them, and program all your parts simultaneously with a bash script that talks to...
Monday, 2 November 2020 - 06:48
Another "Is it a fake" chip thread, Atmega328PU-TH in TQFN pkg
Use legit authorized retailer sources always, or it will bite you in the rear end later, a lot of companies got burned for using fake ftdi chips when ftdi blew those chips out...
Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 04:19
EDIT:NVM, just an idiot(me) being an idiot
Many new AVR 0 and 1 series have selectable 16MHz or 20MHz oscillator, you select 16 or 20 with a fuse setting.
Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 02:27
CANT LOCK New AT128DA and AT128DB parts! HELP!
I coded a free updi programmer, source is with my vusb tinyavr release on github. Let me know if the chip your using is not supported I will add support.
Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 02:19
ATtiny441 GPIO pins randomly breaking
Not sure what your design is, but ESD is a legitimate concern always. Research practical application for your specific circumstance to protect against it.. I've seen ESD...
Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 02:14
A Nice AvrDude GUI
I dissapear sometimes for many years at a time working on large projects. But currently am back on earth again... that gui is no longer maintained but likely still works, here is...
Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 01:45
Fill Me In: Is Atmel a dead horse?
Reguarding Atmel Studio 7, you dont actually need it, you can use any IDE and write your own makefikes or compile scripts, debugging is a bit more involved using a command line...
Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 01:38
ATtiny441 GPIO pins randomly breaking
I had this problem recently... spent all day on it, turns out my chip was esd damaged. New chip, same firmware, problem gone. Wear your static strap, I noticed static is higher in...
Friday, 30 October 2020 - 07:17
PCB ID Hardware or Firmware ?
Just make a different firmware for each variant. You obviously want to identify each differently. Hard code a variable in the firmware. Use a compile define, then your code can be...
Friday, 30 October 2020 - 07:12
Fill Me In: Is Atmel a dead horse?
In my opinion AVR architecture is superior to PIC, others will likely agree. It executes instructions in less cycles, develop tool are free, ect. Microchip bought AVR (Atmel) for...
Friday, 30 October 2020 - 06:39
What are the AVR28DA128 AVR32DA128 AVR48DA128 AVR64DA128 ??
Headsup.. Parametric search on microchip site does not correspond to datasheet for this series on many of the features. Makes parametric search worthless unfortunately. Also......
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 05:57