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New entry for USB connectivity from Maxim?
I just got a Maxim flyer touting the MAX3420E "Add USB to Any System with a Single IC". There seem to be very few external components needed, DigiKey has some in stock, and...
Wednesday, 8 February 2006 - 20:16
Short supply of TQFP Mega48 & Mega88?
Since the Mega48 and Mega88 reached full production status, we had no problem getting needed quantities for US distributors; most flavours were well-stocked. Going for the next...
Wednesday, 19 October 2005 - 15:16
MAXQ Competitive Performance
http://www.maxim-ic.com/products... Maxim is touting their new MAXQ2000/3000 line, and had a benchmark graph on the cover of their mailing. Mega8 was one of the competitors....
Thursday, 6 October 2005 - 18:47
Sound Recording & Playback (not MP3 or Voice)
A new industrial app proposal requires recording and playback of "high quality" sound. The functionality might be very similar to answering machine prompt(s), or the animal...
Wednesday, 11 May 2005 - 23:23
Voltage limits on differential ADC channels
We've never used the differential channel features in any of our AVR aps that use the ADC. I've got a sensor that gives a bipolar millivolt output, roughly in the range of +1VDC...
Wednesday, 4 May 2005 - 02:51
PLED -- the Holy Grail of display technology?
We use character LCD displays in many of our apps. Often they are backlit. Sometimes we have used [mostly] compatible VFD. I found that the PLED "drop-in replacements" for...
Thursday, 14 April 2005 - 01:39
Mega48--Can ICP1 be used with Timer1 stopped?
I'm configuring a Mega48 app in which I plan to use ICP1 (PB0) as an external interrupt, and have no need to do any timing between edges. Timer1 is available in the app, but...
Friday, 8 April 2005 - 20:47
Revisited: Vcc-AVcc connection on Mega8; 48/88?
About a year ago there were several threads on a Mega8 flaw whereby Vcc & AVcc were connected internally; only a few ohms between them. https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p......
Wednesday, 23 March 2005 - 14:29
Cheap imitation of AVRFreaks.net
One of the "other brands" of microcontrollers is apparently envious of AVRFreaks.net and has launched a cheap imitation: http://www.freegeeks.net/modules... [Note the "Lagacy" [...
Thursday, 11 November 2004 - 16:49
ATMega48 Power Consumption Report
We are doing our first "real" low-power app and chose the Mega48 based on our experience with the AVR line. [The other pick would be the TI MSP430 series, but we were under a...
Tuesday, 9 November 2004 - 23:51
OT: Presence/Absence Detection -- use machine vision?
This is a new area for us, and I'm looking for a place to start. We want to detect presence or absence of an object (industrial, relatively large like 1m cube). When the object...
Friday, 1 October 2004 - 22:27
Mega165
I just got notice of the new Atmel Pruduct Guide, and found the Mega165, "Availabilty Now" on the Atmel chart and shown as "limited sampling" on the Devices tab. I had not heard...
Friday, 10 September 2004 - 13:17

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