Newbie Recommendation

Started by Fao, Sean in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 10 replies

Hello, What would you all recommend for a beginner looking to get into embedded systems programming for somebody with Ix86 Assembly and C...

Hello, What would you all recommend for a beginner looking to get into embedded systems programming for somebody with Ix86 Assembly and C experience, but relatively no experience in electronics? The two most popular I've heard of are the Atmel (Atmega RISC based processors) as well as the various PIC line of microcontrollers. I'm looking for something capable of dealing with analog ...


µC/51 c - compiler for 8051 etc any users of this product?

Started by Alistair George in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 1 reply

From www.wickenhaeuser.com around $US100 Anyone used? any comments re performance, product support? I'll be using with atmel AT89C2051 and/or...

From www.wickenhaeuser.com around $US100 Anyone used? any comments re performance, product support? I'll be using with atmel AT89C2051 and/or AT89C55WD. So far this option looks the best price wise and claimed performance is very optimistic. Thanks, Alistair George.


AVR Dragon?

Started by mc in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 3 replies

Does anybody out there have an AVR Dragon? What does it do? What does it not do? The web page (at Atmel) is rather vague.

Does anybody out there have an AVR Dragon? What does it do? What does it not do? The web page (at Atmel) is rather vague.


Any uC manufacturers have free c compilers?

Started by The Real Andy in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 33 replies

I have been out of the design game for 5 odd years now. I would like to do a few projects, but its not worth it if I have to spend thousands on...

I have been out of the design game for 5 odd years now. I would like to do a few projects, but its not worth it if I have to spend thousands on c compilers. I am too lazy to do assembler these days (thats what PC programming does to you!) so asm is out. Looking for small devices from atmel and zilog and the like. The last toughest requirement is I use windows, so no linux. Any suggestions?


Opinions re: MCU vendors

Started by D Yuniskis in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago 32 replies

[crap! I meant to crosspost this here and s.e.d : < ] Hi, I'm looking at a couple of different parts from Atmel and TI for an upcoming...

[crap! I meant to crosspost this here and s.e.d : < ] Hi, I'm looking at a couple of different parts from Atmel and TI for an upcoming design. I'd appreciate comments (not *rants*) folks might have about both firms in terms of: - quality of their products - accuracy of their documentation - ability to meet commitments - responsiveness during the design process etc. I often have


recommendation of microcontroller please

Started by johnstokes30 in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 21 replies

hi i am new here. i would like to learn embedded programming on a very well established microcontoller. I know that PICs are becoming more...

hi i am new here. i would like to learn embedded programming on a very well established microcontoller. I know that PICs are becoming more popular but can someone tell me of a controller that is popular in industry for several years (8 or 16 bit) and also has products available that i can use to learn such as demo kits. motorola 68XX? Atmel? 8051? many thanks john


what is the best SBC?

Started by andre in comp.arch.embedded3 years ago 26 replies

Everybody knows the Raspbery PI, but there are a lot of other SBC available. Which are the best for use and which are the best balance efficiency...

Everybody knows the Raspbery PI, but there are a lot of other SBC available. Which are the best for use and which are the best balance efficiency / price? I use them for smal automation in relation with microctl (Atmel ) Many thanks in advance Sorry for my english -- Les politiciens sont imprévoyants, et les électeurs sans mémoire!


AVR trivia question

Started by mc in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 44 replies

There isn't a way to specify the fuse bit settings of the Atmel AVR as directives in the assembly language program, is there? Have I overlooked...

There isn't a way to specify the fuse bit settings of the Atmel AVR as directives in the assembly language program, is there? Have I overlooked something? It seems awkward to have to begin every program with a comment telling me what boxes to check on the STK500 "Fuses" menu.


microcontroller over wireless network

Started by Spinaker in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 8 replies

Hi, I am looking for a 802.11 b/g wireless module to connect a micro controller (atmel mega64) to the network and perform operations...

Hi, I am looking for a 802.11 b/g wireless module to connect a micro controller (atmel mega64) to the network and perform operations using tcp/ip. I found some so far but I am not sure if they are the proper ones. Could you please advice me on any specific products? any constructive post would be more than welcome Thanks in advance Spinaker


JTAG multiple devices

Started by amerdsp in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 8 replies

Greetings, I am new to JTAG and and I am working on a project that that has an Atmel AVR. I want to be able to use JTAG but have not bought...

Greetings, I am new to JTAG and and I am working on a project that that has an Atmel AVR. I want to be able to use JTAG but have not bought any programming/debugging devices yet. I would like to get something that is compatible with other products that I see myself using in the future such as FPGAs or other microcontroller families. I am on a tight budget and I want to get something tha...


persistent storage in AT91SAM7S?

Started by orc in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 1 reply

Hi there, Is it possible to use a small portion of the Flash memory during runtime (no JTAG connected) as a persistent storage (instead of...

Hi there, Is it possible to use a small portion of the Flash memory during runtime (no JTAG connected) as a persistent storage (instead of using a eeprom). I know it is possible in the ARM from ST but what about the AT91SAM7S from Atmel? Thanks orc


8051/8052 Emulator

Started by Naimesh in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 1 reply

Please suggest good emulator for 8051/8052 which support ISP devices(Atmel AT89S series) Thanks Naimesh

Please suggest good emulator for 8051/8052 which support ISP devices(Atmel AT89S series) Thanks Naimesh


ARM7TDMI processors with 32-bit capture timers?

Started by David Lawson in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 6 replies

I'm trying to find an ARM chip that has a 32 bit capture timer. I can't find any from Atmel. Does anyone else make such a thing?

I'm trying to find an ARM chip that has a 32 bit capture timer. I can't find any from Atmel. Does anyone else make such a thing?


Atmel AT89c51RB2 Bootloader circuit

Started by donald in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 2 replies

I have built the FLIP compatable circuit from the C51_Hardware_Connections.pdf app note (Page 2). But, I always get a time out from the RB2...

I have built the FLIP compatable circuit from the C51_Hardware_Connections.pdf app note (Page 2). But, I always get a time out from the RB2 chip. Has anyone build this circuit successfully? I am using a 32Mhz crystal on the RB2. thanks donald


E-COS development

Started by Alfredo Astori in comp.arch.embedded16 years ago 14 replies

Hello, I'm looking for a good OS to use with a new project that, probably, will be builded around an ATMEL AT91 processor; the project is...

Hello, I'm looking for a good OS to use with a new project that, probably, will be builded around an ATMEL AT91 processor; the project is intended to develop an acquisition system device with an Internet connectivity. I haven't any experience with Linux & Co., so can this OS be very hard to understand respect other choices? Someone has some feelings about the development with this OS? ...


New AVRs again?

Started by Chris Carlen in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 1 reply

Hi: Just wondering if any new AVR devices are nearing announcement, or if the ones currently on Atmel's site represent a fairly recent spurt...

Hi: Just wondering if any new AVR devices are nearing announcement, or if the ones currently on Atmel's site represent a fairly recent spurt of new developments? I am delighted to see 20MHz offerings in the AVR lineup these days. It has been almost 2 years since I have worked on an AVR project, and now need to make some changes to one. In the process I'm thinking of clearing out ...


AVR and dim LEDs.

Started by artswan in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 14 replies

Hello all. I have been working with PIC microcontrollers for over 2 years now and I am familiar with and like them. However, recently I have...

Hello all. I have been working with PIC microcontrollers for over 2 years now and I am familiar with and like them. However, recently I have started dabbling with Atmel AVR microcontrollers to see what they have to offer. Especially, since they seem quite popular these days and are showing up in more open-source products. I have done some simple flashing LED circuits with the ATmega8 and 48, ...


Atmel mega 16 bootloader q's

Started by Nedward in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 1 reply

Hi all, new here. i have been looking at getting a bootloader to work. all i want to do at this stage is write something to flash so i know...

Hi all, new here. i have been looking at getting a bootloader to work. all i want to do at this stage is write something to flash so i know it's working and even that isnt working. i got some help from a good friend, who wrote some code for me for his dev board but it was a mega 64. now, that shouldn't really matter, as it had nothing in it that i couldn't use on my 16 other then the registe...


Ins and Outs of ISP

Started by martin griffith in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 2 replies

I've just been wading through the Atmel In System Progam PDF files, (mainly trying to catch up on all they things I've avoided) I'm trying to...

I've just been wading through the Atmel In System Progam PDF files, (mainly trying to catch up on all they things I've avoided) I'm trying to work out, for a new project, the best way for the user to download new system software, though a PC and internet. Currently I use boring old 8051s programed in C, but have used AVR's a few years ago, with the Imagecraft compiler. I could move ove...


[Newbie] ADC and PWM running simultaniously on Atmel Attiny15

Started by Rene in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 3 replies

Hello to all of You, Being completely new to AVR's and still studying their "anatomy" and reading about them I have a question that could...

Hello to all of You, Being completely new to AVR's and still studying their "anatomy" and reading about them I have a question that could probably be solved by an experiment but at this moment a real life experiment like this is beyond my capabilities and I am a bit nervous to find the answer because it is important for a plan I have in my head :-). I hope You might be able to give me...