PICKit 3 Mini
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PICKit 3 Mini

Reviahh has published a new project, the PICKit 3 Mini: Previously, I made a Pickit 3 clone – (see previous blog post). It works well, but I have often wondered just how little of its circuitry was needed to program and debug the boards I make. For instance – I primarily use the...

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Attiny Programmer (using Arduino UNO)
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Attiny Programmer (using Arduino UNO)

by CrtSuznik @ instructables.com: The Arduino UNO is small, but if you require your project to be in a small enclosure, the UNO might be way too big. You could try using a NANO or MINI, but if you really want to go small, you go tiny, Attiny to be precise. They are quite small, cheap...

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DSETA board with an AT89C51ED2
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DSETA board with an AT89C51ED2

Jesus Echavarria tipped us with his latest DSETA board with an AT89C51ED2. Some months ago I review the DSETA board due the obsolescence of the microcontroller. I use this board in some projects succesfully. But when I try to manufacture a batch of this boards, I found that the...

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20 PIN PIC Development Board
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20 PIN PIC Development Board

Small size multipurpose 20 Pin PIC Micro-Controller development board, includes onboard 5V regulator, prototyping area and ICSP programing port. The board provided with few more components which includes 4 optocoupler, 2 LEDs connected to RA5, RC7 with series resistors, 2 tactile...

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LoFive – Tiny RISC-V Microcontroller Board
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LoFive – Tiny RISC-V Microcontroller Board

Small breadboard friendly development board using the SiFive FE310 RISC-V Microcontroller. MCU – SiFive Freedom E310 (FE310) 32-bit RV32IMAC processor @ up to 320+ MHz (1.61 DMIPS/MHz) Storage - 128-Mbit SPI flash (ISSI IS25LP128) Expansion - 2x 14-pin headers with JTAG,...

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Are Today’s MCUs Overdesigned? A Research Team Has The Answer
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Are Today’s MCUs Overdesigned? A Research Team Has The Answer

MCUs are called microcontrollers because they embed a CPU, memory and I/O units in one package. Apparently, today's MCUs are full of peripherals and in most cases they are not used in the application, and from an engineering point of view this is a waste of money and energy, but on the...

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Open-V, The Open Source RISC-V 32bit Microcontroller
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Open-V, The Open Source RISC-V 32bit Microcontroller

Open source has finally arrived to microcontrollers. Based on RISC-V instruction set, a group of doctoral students at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia have been working on an open source 32-bit chip called "Open-V". Onchip, the startup of the research team,...

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A Mass Programming Bench for ATMega32u4 MCUs
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A Mass Programming Bench for ATMega32u4 MCUs

"limpkin" @ limpkin.fr wanted to program some thousand of MCUs so he decided to build his own programming bench. He writes: As you may know I started the Mooltipass offline password keeper project more than 2 years ago. Together with a team of volunteers from all over the globe I...

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