Tim's own version of the Catweasel/Compaticard/whatever

From: allisonp <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Thu Jul 6 17:03:27 2000

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
>Yes, but when the microcontroller + Xtal + caps clocks fine on a PCB and
>fine on stripboard[1], but fails to work on a breadboard, then I think I
>justified in (partially) blaming the breadboard ;-).

No Your not! it is a lousy oscillator and susceptable to stray and all
of bad things. I've seen them NOT work on very well laid out 4 layer
as well.

>Deadbugging is great!. It's good to a few hundred MHz at least. I've
>if for analogue stuff many times.

Yes it is, I've used it to 1GHZ with great success. While I was sick
last week
I even kluged a 75m phone RX on a 2x4" peice complete with 6kc bandwidth
mechanical filter. Looks kinda poor but works solid.

Received on Thu Jul 06 2000 - 17:03:27 BST

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