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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #650 on: February 28, 2015, 07:10:13 am »
Dear all,

A quick glance at the MCM68766 datasheet, it seems to need 25V VPP but AFAIK the TL866 only manages 21V VPP max.

For programming an old 2732 EPROM on my TL866 I designed a quick&dirty adaptor to apply an external 25V programming voltage, see attached schematics.
Works like a charme :-)

Cheerio,
Volker.
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #651 on: March 02, 2015, 09:56:02 pm »
I just got a TL866CS and I'd like to know how to write a 27C160 eprom with it.
Of course the 27C160 is DIP42 and will not fit into the 40pin zif socket but I was hoping I could use bankswitching and devide my file into 2 parts and write them separately.
My guess is that when I connect PIN42(A19) on the Eeprom to either GND or VCC to select the bank it might work as long as the device is able to ignore the eeprom's signature and use the correct algorythm to write it...

Has anybody done this before?
 

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tqfp32 to dip28 atmega328p
« Reply #652 on: March 03, 2015, 03:59:37 pm »
tqfp32 to dip28  atmega328p

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #653 on: March 03, 2015, 04:30:00 pm »
Heh....  Your adapter looks better than the one I did many years ago when I lived in Dubai and needed a '168 in DIP til the next day.

 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #654 on: March 03, 2015, 06:46:05 pm »
Mine never worked, maybe I killed the chip because I powered it up on the wrong pins on my first attempt to power it up.



But I have spare chips so gave up on dead bug and put it in a board instead.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #655 on: March 04, 2015, 03:45:42 am »
I sure see a lot of posts throughout the whole FORUM about how the TL866 does not work with the Dallas 1225.

I have now personnally verified it works like a champ!  :-+

You probably just need to update the firmware of the TL866, or as they call it "FIREWARE"!!  :-DD

Once you upgrade the firmware everything is as promised on this wonderful little programmer!
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #656 on: March 08, 2015, 12:18:00 am »
Does anyone have a schematic or details of the "25 SPI adapter" for the TL-866?
They're not wrong - it does fail without it... but I can't find it to buy seperately, or any information on what the IC is on the adapter :(

 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #658 on: April 06, 2015, 03:28:57 am »
Hi
Does anyone dnow what can be a problem with AT28c256 28dip?
here is a screenshot.
http://pixs.ru/showimage/Untitledpn_7544377_16810392.png

I got chips from ebay, can't programm a both of them :(
thanks!
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #659 on: April 09, 2015, 05:27:39 am »
Can you read them ?  Are they all FFs, which means blank ?
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #660 on: April 09, 2015, 06:30:19 am »
yes, all FF :( now i found another one chip at28c256 with something flashed already, successfully erased, though it comes to burning - same error :(
see, even data software protection disable-able...


it passes software self-check, and i can flash PICs. but not those 28c256
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #661 on: April 10, 2015, 01:59:55 am »
Just got one of these myself (CS version as it's cheaper) as it's a neat little unit. Quite an upgrade from an old parallel port willem programmer! Nice to have one I can use with my laptop.

Has anyone tried an ST M27C128 with it? I can't find it in the database.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #662 on: April 10, 2015, 02:00:53 am »
Hi,

I just got 2 different types of 27c256 off ebay, from 2 separate sellers, the OTP one time programmable, and the UV erasable types. They both programmed flawlessly in the TL866.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #663 on: April 10, 2015, 02:06:50 am »
Hi,

I just got 2 different types of 27c256 off ebay, from 2 separate sellers, the OTP one time programmable, and the UV erasable types. They both programmed flawlessly in the TL866.

Which brand are they and which chip did you select for the programmer? My 27C128s are off eBay too  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #664 on: April 11, 2015, 08:16:39 am »
I just got an 866a and I am having problems with the drivers.  I have tried it on two different Win7 machines.  Both are 64 bit.  Am I alone?  I get USB Device not recognized.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #665 on: April 11, 2015, 03:50:29 pm »
did not have any problems with win7 x64   installed under admin rights,  Run as Administrator ....    and rebooted ???  under win8.1 x64  still no problems.
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #666 on: April 11, 2015, 05:28:27 pm »
It looks like I may have a faulty unit.  I installed it on a XP machine and got the same "Read Error Code(31)!" right after I install the drivers, and USB Device Not Recognized after a reboot. 
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #667 on: April 15, 2015, 03:13:33 am »
Hi,

I just got 2 different types of 27c256 off ebay, from 2 separate sellers, the OTP one time programmable, and the UV erasable types. They both programmed flawlessly in the TL866.

Which brand are they and which chip did you select for the programmer? My 27C128s are off eBay too  :-+



STM, and Atmel...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111180709202?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#ht_1291wt_916

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121093844191?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#ht_25wt_1153

 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #668 on: April 16, 2015, 09:52:42 am »
Just bought one of these things because I needed to burn a 16V8 GAL chip, and my 80's vintage EPROM burner wouldn't do it.

Software is on one of those annoying mini-CDs, but it installed with no major fuss onto a Win7 laptop.  Upon connecting, I was prompted to reflash the firmware, which went just as shown in video.

Got the chip burned just fine.  Played around reading and writing a few other types and it seems to be a good solid product. Guess I can put my old Data I/O EPROM programmer on eBay.  Certainly takes up less space, and doesn't need a USB/Serial converter and a terminal emulator program to use it, either... :-+
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #669 on: April 16, 2015, 07:55:33 pm »
Just bought one of these things because I needed to burn a 16V8 GAL chip, and my 80's vintage EPROM burner wouldn't do it.

Software is on one of those annoying mini-CDs, but it installed with no major fuss onto a Win7 laptop.  Upon connecting, I was prompted to reflash the firmware, which went just as shown in video.

Got the chip burned just fine.  Played around reading and writing a few other types and it seems to be a good solid product. Guess I can put my old Data I/O EPROM programmer on eBay.  Certainly takes up less space, and doesn't need a USB/Serial converter and a terminal emulator program to use it, either... :-+
You can try 27sf256
They are electrically erasable with tl866 and working good
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #670 on: April 17, 2015, 08:03:51 am »
is that it can be
option read write and erase otp
and know id chip with minipro tl866
like sofi sp8b

thanks
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #671 on: April 18, 2015, 03:31:26 am »
Based on Dave's excellent review, I bought the MiniPro TL866A.  I was successful programming a 2716 EPROM, an Arduino ATMEGA328, and a 16V8 GAL.  But when I attempted to program a 22V10 GAL, I got errors.  Consulting the support list, I discovered that my Atmel 22V10 GALs are not there.  But the Atmel 16V8 is on the list, hence my success with it.  I checked Lattice and found both chips on the list, so I bought some Lattice 22V10's and they worked just fine.  My question: Does anyone know how to get in contact with the creators/developers of this programmer?  I would like to request that they add the Atmel 22V10.  However, their web site is totally Chinese, and although Google Translate works reasonably well, I still cannot find a thread of information about support.

Thanks in advance to anyone with more insighte into this than I.

Bob
 

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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #672 on: April 18, 2015, 04:39:23 am »
I wrote their email dozen times asking to get support for Dallas NVRAM DS1245 for write/read, but got zero, nothing, nada reply.
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #673 on: April 18, 2015, 12:04:41 pm »
If i remember this company,  they where at first  modding / reprogramming chips in  pcm ecu car computers ...   they dont update  the software very often,

the tl866 is sold rebranded as a SIVAVA Willem USB Programmer ...  i dont know how their software looks and feel ??

but they support the gal 22v10 in their specs :  http://www.sivava.com/slt866_willem-usb.html

Upon verification  the stl866 seem's to use an old minipro 5.80 version branded for willem ???   trying to find it on the web.
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Re: EEVblog #411 - MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review
« Reply #674 on: April 19, 2015, 05:23:54 am »
Hi my friends could someone help i have problems on write Atmel 16V8 and   AM29f400bt,i can read perfect but i can't write.I do a system check all ok,The adapter sop44  for AM29f400bt is detected on test,i clean the pin.What about more i can do?
 


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