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Topic: Arduino Board Testing (Read 3 times) previous topic - next topic


Sparkfun ordered a bunch of chips (not sure if there were ATMegas or not, can't remember, too lazy to check) from a supplier in China - like 10,000+ pieces. The usual is to wire tranfer (Western Union) the check for the amount ($$$) to the supplier, and they ship the product. They ended up getting the product, but after testing the chip (both on a bench, and later by someone they know who can do hard-core stripdown reverse engineering) - they found they were shipped "slugs".

Nope, they were/are
voltage regulators specifically designed to power high-performance Intel processors
Not an ATmega then  ;)


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