What to do after purchasing an Arduino starter kit

If there is one place you should look for your next programming starter kits, it is right here. We have designs available for PIC, AVR, and ST7 microcontrollers. To complete the set, we also have a plethora of accessories that go with them. Best of all, you won’t have to pay premier prices to get your hands on any of our items. Continue reading “What to do after purchasing an Arduino starter kit” »

Getting ISP programmers programmed on the Agilent 3070

When people require ISP programmers, their first decision should be to come to us. Our merchandise is among the finest the market has to offer, including quality brands. As a result, they can be confident they will get great products. In addition, they know that these devices make doing firmware updates a much easier experience with the right set up. Continue reading “Getting ISP programmers programmed on the Agilent 3070” »

Selecting microcontroller architecture for embedded system projects

Your regular programmers are ok for development purposes. However, you will become well aware of their limitations. This shall happen when you attempt to move your products to the production line. The same thing happens when you try and update the firmware. The solution is to use handheld programmers. They make everything incredibly simple; all you do is plug them in and press the big button. Continue reading “Selecting microcontroller architecture for embedded system projects” »

AVR Programming – ISP, JTAG, TPI, PDI and UPDI

When AVR microcontrollers were first introduced in 1995, In System Programming was simple, with one programming method (Serial Programming Interface or SPI) and a recommended 5 x 2 10-pin target interface. For 10-15 years, this stayed the same except for the addition of JTAG programming on some devices and a move towards a 3 x 2 6-pin target header. In the last few years, new interfaces have sprouted like weeds, including TPI, PDI and UPDI. What do this all mean and how does it affect you?

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