Just bought an ISP device programmer for Atmel's AT89 mcu's

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by cmartinez, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. cmartinez

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    I've had it with my old EETool's chipmax programmer that works through the parallel port. Parallel ports are dead! And I've been having a hard time finding desktop computers with that capability every time I hit the road. Besides, even if I find a computer with a parallel port, the thing has to be running on a 32-bit OS, otherwise it won't work!

    So finally, after doing lots of searching, I stumbled upon these guys:

    The thing is far cheaper than what EETools has to offer on this regard. It only cost me $78.00 dlls, including DHL's S&H in less than a week. It's small, slick, and very portable.

    It will allow me to program my devices while they're still attached to the PCB. Of course, I'll have to include the proper connector header in my designs from now on. But that's a small nuance.

    For those who found this thread interesting, I'll get back here later on and report my experience with that device.
     
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  2. jayanthd

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    I have all the mikroE programmers and also many mikroE development boards and modules and all the mikroE softwares. mikroProg for 8051 doesn't support much chips.
     
  3. nerdegutta

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    It supports the AT89 - which in this case is important.

    @cmartinez
    Congrats on you new purchase. I think you'll spend a lot of time using it, and not looking for parallel port drivers. :)
     
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    Check PM.
     
  5. cmartinez

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    It's finally here!

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    Looks real nice and slick ... I know, I could've just followed atmel's instructions on how to build this device, but they're not clear and complete, and I could've never been able to build it with such a thin, clean-looking enclosure.
    Already plugged it in, and the drivers detected it just fine. It's going to be at least a couple of weeks before I actually use it.

    And btw .... yes, the glass on the right is my celebration beer for the occasion. :D
     
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    How much you paid for import duties ?
     
  7. cmartinez

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    The equivalent of about $20.00 USD
     
  8. jayanthd

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    That's cheap. Here we have to pay 50% of the shipment value as import duty.
     
  9. cmartinez

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    :eek::confused: Ouch!
     
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    And btw .... yes, the glass on the right is my celebration beer for the occasion. :D[/QUOTE]

    Drunk in charge of an AVR ?
    That's your license gone for 12 months.

    You could have got a PICKIT3 for £25.
     
  12. cmartinez

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    That's not an AVR, is an 8051 ... and don't worry about me losing my license, 'cause I ain't got one anyway ... :p
    And I don't use PIC MCU's either!
     
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