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Discussion in 'Microcontrollers' started by capac, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. capac

    capac New Member

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    hello all.

    I have long been an electronics freak, however I have always strayed away from the programming aspect. So I know very little about all of this.

    I wanted to create a simple program on an EEPROM chip (24c08). From what I have gathered, I have to purchase a programming machine....., right? I would have thought that there was a way to program the chip with simple software, through the serial port.... or something of that nature. Please help.

    -regards-

    capac
     
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  3. Chippie

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    what do you expect to achieve from programming your eeprom?

    If you load a program into it, it wont do anyting..... :(

    Eeproms are for storing( data) and are not executable devices like pics or micro's.
     
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  5. capac

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    I am making a cable tester (cat 5e). And instead of having some LEDs lighting up in a sequence, I wanted to have an LCD to say straight-thru, x-over, roll-over, bad, etc.... I'm not sure if any of this makes sense without seeing the schematic so here is the webpage

    http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/circ/rj45test.html

    -thank you-

    capac
     
  6. Chippie

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    I admire your passion for experimentation and building, but why re-invent the wheel ?
    To drive an lcd to display the info you require is not a light hearted task


    I'd suggest going with the circuit you already have
     

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