Jeff of Mightyohm wrote an article about power supply oscillations on the Bus Pirate: After removing my device under test, I quickly narrowed the problem down to noise on the Bus Pirate’s 3.3V rail. I initially suspected that this might be some kind of noise coming from the 5V USB supply, so I added an additional […]
Tom chose to redeem one of his coupons for a Bus Pirate v3 from the scratch and dent category of our free PCB drawer. On arrival it was faulty, but he was quick to diagnose a problem with the FT232RL USB-to-serial IC on board. After replacement the Bus Pirate came to life. I chose a […]
We go through a lot of prototypes, and many are not perfect the first time around. Here is a pic of one of our prototypes that had 2 pins cross-connected. The simplest solution was to cut the offending traces and reroute the signals with wire and tape.