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Alternatives to programming through a pin header

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2012 in kit biz by DP

Menno posts several alternatives to using pin headers for programming microcontrollers. Most use spring loaded pogo-pins make contact with the programming signal pads. Check out more pictures on his Flickr page.

Via the forum.

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One Response to “Alternatives to programming through a pin header”

  1. Segger uses a special cable for the J-Link programmers/debuggers which adds no additional parts to the PCB.
    http://www.segger.com/jlink-needle-adapter.html

    They are made by Tag Connect and they have adapters for Microchip, JTAG, MSP430 and others.
    http://www.tag-connect.com

    I use a test bed of nails that programs the board via JTAG, plus additional spring pins for running tests after programming (current, voltage, digital buses, etc).

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