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Forum 2005-2010 (read only) => Hardware => Development => Topic started by: jds on Apr 12, 2007, 12:40 pm

Title: Atmega8/atmega168 packages
Post by: jds on Apr 12, 2007, 12:40 pm
The Atmega8 and Atmega168 are available in different packages (pdip 28 - used on Arduino NG, mlf 32 and tqfp 32). Since the mlf and tqfp packages are much smaller than the pdip version that is used on the NG, I was wondering if it was possible  to use the other chips with Arduino? I am working on some progjects where weight and space is important, that is why I ask

I don't know if any footers for the mlf and tqfp are available, but if they do exist (maybe someone knows this?), I could make some kind of converter board to be able to program then on my NG board.

All suggestions welcome!

Regards,

JD
Title: Re: Atmega8/atmega168 packages
Post by: admin on Apr 12, 2007, 01:07 pm
Hello

Just a small preview... the new arduino mini will use the smaller mlf package to gain extra room..

massimo
Title: Re: Atmega8/atmega168 packages
Post by: jds on Apr 12, 2007, 07:12 pm
Massimo,

Will the mlf package sit in a foot or will it be soldered to the board?

JD
Title: Re: Atmega8/atmega168 packages
Post by: admin on Apr 12, 2007, 07:39 pm
I dont think there is a socket for the mlf package... apart from those massive ones that are used for testing...

it will be soldered like on the current mini... the mlf is tiny...


massimo


Title: Re: Atmega8/atmega168 packages
Post by: jds on Apr 12, 2007, 07:58 pm
Thanks Massimo,

So, it won't be easy to program a few of these and use them in standalone projects?

JD
Title: Re: Atmega8/atmega168 packages
Post by: admin on Apr 12, 2007, 08:39 pm
it's theoretically possible to mount them on a small pcb just with the quartz etc but in the end it's almost like using a DIP atmega 8 by itself :)

BTW the arduino mini it's very small...