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[DPRG] Atmel AVR Programming Problems

Subject: [DPRG] Atmel AVR Programming Problems
From: Earl Bollinger earlwbollinger at comcast.net
Date: Tue Oct 7 06:39:01 CDT 2003

I've been tinkering with things.
When we swapped out the 1200 for a 2313 I still had the old 1200 so I
put it onto a small PCB that I had.
I then wired it up for parallel programming.
Anyway, after a lot of aggravation, I found that I had to use a 9vdc
adapter versus the regular 6vdc adapter on the ATK500, in order to get
12v for the high voltage part of the programming. Then the 1200 would
program just fine and you can set the fuses bits as needed. The RCEN
fuse bit, Internal versus external oscillator works fine.
The other MCU's, I tested with, apparently don't need 12v to parallel
program, so that threw me off.

The problem now is the SPIEN fuse bit, even if you set the bit, you
can't ISP program it. It fails on ISP programming.
So I'll have to think about that some more.

-----Original Message-----
>From: dprglist-admin at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-admin at dprg.org] On Behalf
Of Kipton Moravec
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 5:07 PM
To: rten at new.metronet.com
Cc: DPRG List
Subject: Re: [DPRG] Atmel AVR Programming Problems

I just got back from Earl's.

We could not get the AT90S1200 to work. It comes from the factory set to

use an external crystal, and will not allow you to change to the
RC osc. unless you program it with a high voltage programmer.

For some reason after using a crystal we could still not program it.  We

could ID it, erase it, but it failed on programming.

Finally we gave up and used a AT90S2313 and it worked.

We were able to test the LED's the vibration sensor, and the Sound

I have a interesting vibration sensor.

You can get it from Digikey.  It is not quite sensitive enough  But we
a piece of masking tape on it to lengthen it and it became sensitive 
enough.  We used a comparator in the AVR.  Because of the sensitivity,
ended up comparing it to ground.  It is a little piezo device which
like a capacitor. As it flexes it generates a positive voltage in one 
direction and a negative voltage in the other  Fortunately a flex in the

positive direction is enough to detect.

At 03:00 PM 10/5/03, you wrote:
>Did you manage to get an ASCII source built?
>On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Kipton Moravec wrote:
> > I have a new Atmel board with an AT90S1200.
> >
> > I downloaded the AVR Studio 4.0 and the AT90S1200 is not listed as
> > option for a chip.
> >
> > Now what do I do?
> >
> > I did not expect to have a problem with the tools.
> >
> > Kip
> >
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