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Offline Fozzy

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2013, 11:09:30 pm »
How did you manage to keep composure, or did you do this in a few takes? Nice one Dave, keep up the top work!! :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2013, 11:38:46 pm »
How did you manage to keep composure, or did you do this in a few takes? Nice one Dave, keep up the top work!! :-+

It took a few takes, but not for composure, just the usual reason that I have no idea what I'm going to say until I hit record.
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2013, 11:47:49 pm »
Hey, just registered now to comment on the clip. Good one, you actually got me. Mostly because it is actually partially true. There is a way to program AVR's via Pickit. I tried it with pickit2 and it worked. Just google it and try. Be careful though, as not all AVR's are supported/tested. I managed to brick an Atmega128, because the programmer wrote the wrong fuse configuration, disabling the serial programming. I had to unbrick it using the parallel programmer. Anyway, at least we know they are actually hardware compatible, it's just not supported by firmware.
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2013, 12:54:59 am »
Atmel is working on a new firmware; hahaha, Atmel is working, lol, that's a good one

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2013, 02:08:53 am »
You bastard! ;D

You got me good Dave. The whole video I was just like "Wow this is crazy. Weird but..hey whatever". I didn't think anything of it.
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2013, 02:20:44 am »
Just rewatched and found out it has subtitle now, I assumed its done by Sen, thanks Sen !  :-+

Boo..hooo...  :-DD  I guess few fan boys from both sides must be offended watching this video, nice job Dave.  >:D


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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2013, 02:26:34 am »
There is a way to program AVR's via Pickit. I tried it with pickit2 and it worked. Just google it and try.

Thought so! The electrical interface is nearly identical, it's just protocol differences.

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I managed to brick an Atmega128, because the programmer wrote the wrong fuse configuration, disabling the serial programming. I had to unbrick it using the parallel programmer.

There's just something about AVR fuses... I've done that to so many AVR chips - somehow I always manage to pick something completely retarded for the fuse settings. Either they have more ways to brick them, or I'm just an ignoramus.
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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2013, 11:41:21 am »
Bingo! It works like a treat!
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2013, 09:23:52 pm »
Do you think Microchip will do a video response this time??
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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2013, 09:26:49 pm »
I can only imagine someone at microchip going what the f*^% are these pickit4 enquiries, oh no it's that bastard jones again.
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2013, 11:50:33 pm »
i heard that using PIckit5 and Atmel Dragon 7 you will be able to program 555 timers and 741 opamps !  >:D
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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2013, 05:07:55 am »
i heard that using PIckit5 and Atmel Dragon 7 you will be able to program 555 timers and 741 opamps !  >:D

Great.  I was looking for a way to program the CSS555C Programmable Timer.

 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2013, 05:30:18 am »
And luckily Wikipedia "Nazi admins" removed the joke, otherwise you'd see hordes of microchip fans going after their #1 firm with "what sir? no pickit4? You must be misinformed, it's on Wikipedia, it MUST be true!"  :-DD
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2013, 11:30:00 am »
Hello,
I've been fooled as I just saw the video this morning, then I realized...
I wish this would be true that a pickit4 were released as I'm working with a pickit3 (in fact, several of them) and they sometime brick if I change the microcontroller device (I often switch between PIC18 and PIC32 micros). I cannot get a repeatable way of un-bricking it, I try different tricks and I finally get it work again...
So, it would have been great to see a new version of the low-cost debugger more reliable as the pickit2 was.
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2013, 01:57:38 pm »
And luckily Wikipedia "Nazi admins" removed the joke, otherwise you'd see hordes of microchip fans going after their #1 firm with "what sir? no pickit4? You must be misinformed, it's on Wikipedia, it MUST be true!"  :-DD
Whoa! How the hell did Dave know that Bob is my uncle? Amazing!
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #65 on: April 04, 2013, 03:59:11 am »
This has been in the works for quite a while and there is more to it than what Dave has revealed.

The PIC firmware for the Dragon is just a temporary hack. The Dragon has been an unreliable POS and will be EOL soon. The new low cost programmer will the the PICKit4 - and it will program everything.

Microchip will soon announce (along with the PK4) a line of 8 and 16 bit PIC chips that are pin compatible with the AVR atTiny atMega and XMega chips. They will assist current Atmel customers with the transition to these new superior PIC chips. When the transition is complete, all AVR chips will go EOL and no longer be manufactured.

The AVR never met sales expectations, and this is Atmel's way out of a money losing microcontroller product segment.

I hope not, AVRs are wonderful for their modern assembly and architecture while the 8-bit PICs are seriously lagging behind in many aspects.
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #66 on: April 04, 2013, 07:58:35 am »
what about the green led on the avr dragon?

Could be custom firmware to fake a PicKit3 - mimics the protocol to the PC but then does nothing except operate the LED.

Nice trick however it was done.  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2013, 03:50:36 pm »
Aw dang it!  D:<

I watched this video in May and have been putting off getting the PICKit because I thought the 4th one was going to come out!
Had me fooled for like a week or two.
Good job.  :clap:
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2013, 11:54:29 pm »
Where's the calc video ? 
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #69 on: March 06, 2018, 05:02:46 am »
And now when they have actually announced PICKIT4 with support for Atmel devices, this page shows up in the front page of Google search   :-DD

http://www.microchip.com/Developmenttools/ProductDetails.aspx?PartNO=PG164140
 

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Re: EEVblog #448 - New PICkit 4 & AVR Dragon
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2019, 06:49:56 pm »
Dave was a great visionary in 2013...
 


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