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Blocked or damaged atmega8?
It sounds like you might have inadvertently set a fuse bit of some sort on it. You may be able to hook up a parallel programmer to it to get it back. But usually it is easier to...
Wednesday, 15 December 2004 - 18:36
You'll need to really drive that sucker. 5v and TTL at 20ma won't hack it. I have used the EDE1200 and EDE1204 drivers like found at and http...
Tuesday, 14 December 2004 - 20:23
Switching a FET with an AVR?
I typically use either a Microchip TC4427 or a IR2117 driver myself. They work great. Or use the IR2214 if I am driving H-bridges.
Monday, 6 December 2004 - 22:59
looking for a free PCB design tool
I use ExpressPCB Free PCB board and schematic tools. Easy to use, lots of parts to drop onto a PCB layout. Plus you can create your own too. They work...
Wednesday, 1 December 2004 - 12:46
Power MOSFET drive?
I have been using some of the Zetex H-bridge bipolar transistor arrays to good effect for 3v motor controllers. I know this works at 3v as I have been using it for that purpose to...
Monday, 29 November 2004 - 22:01
Compilers and Software
I'd check out like mentioned above, and I would use and get a copy of their 8052 Basic compiler. It only costs $69.00 and does everything you would...
Thursday, 11 November 2004 - 16:01
ARM Compiler
I would suggest you get the book Embedded System Design on a Shoestring for using the GnuCC compiler with the Atmel ARM processors...
Thursday, 11 November 2004 - 15:56
olimex jtag ice
We use the Olimex Jtag ICE programmers a lot. It works pretty good. Under AvrStudio 4.09 it upgraded the firmware as expected (with the as expected verify error). But when someone...
Thursday, 11 November 2004 - 15:46
[OT] HONEYWELL! Getting cold, need data for MC68HRC705J1AC
A One Time Programmable ROM version is always a custom OEM part from anyone. Fortunately, it is a 1,024 byte ROM MCU, so making an adapter and using a Atmel AVR MCU like a...
Tuesday, 9 November 2004 - 16:39
vs1001 mp3 decoder SNR
Basically, MP3 is a "lossy" system for audio compression, but for the most part it tends to playback OK without noticeable audio quality losses.
Tuesday, 9 November 2004 - 16:32
Is it possible to kill a Atmega162V using the fuses?
Well, my mistake, I actually meant to say that at first it recognized the MCU, but after I inadvertent programmed the fuses before I set the clock fuse setting, the chip went away...
Monday, 8 November 2004 - 22:41
i'm asking stubid questions ...
You could go and check out the Atmega8 Megabitty boards at These a extra small boards for nano and micro sumo robots, but they can work on a lot of other things too.
Thursday, 4 November 2004 - 23:19