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LGT8F328P Arduino Clone Chip ATMega328P

An improved ATMega328P with this cheap clone Logic Green LGT8F328P

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See https://www.youtube.com/ralphbacon video #156

(Direct link to video: https://youtu.be/Myfeqrl3QP0)

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So we're looking at the 32MHz Nano-sized drop-in replacement but I'm using a different sized development board just for ease of use in the video. My device looks like this (and well worth it for experimenting with)

But the final device is Nano sized, and a drop-in pin replacement

Or you can have a Pro-Micro sized device that will require a USB-to-Serial adapter to program.

The 6 simple steps to get a LGT8F328P-based board running at 32MHz are listed on my GitHub. https://github.com/RalphBacon/LGT8F328P-Arduino-Clone-Chip-ATMega328P

6 Simple Steps to get a LGT8F328P-based board running at 32MHz

1 Download the LogicGreen zipped resources here
https://github.com/LGTMCU/Larduino_HSP
There's a copy of this zipped folder right here on my GitHub

2 Extract the download (unzip it)
and move the unzipped LGT/avr folder to under the hardware folder in your Arduino sketch folder. If you do not have a hardware folder in your Arduino Sketches folder, just create one.

Your structure should look like this:

3 Replace the boards.txt
In the Hardware -> LGT -> AVR folder delete the boards.txt.
Then copy the boards.txt in this GitHub there in place of the one you just deleted.

Testing

4 Fire up the Arduino IDE (or restart it if already running)

5 Select the right board
Go to Tools, Board and scroll down until you see the next set of LGT8F boards, one of which will be 32MHz variant you just added. The original LGT8F328P board will now be described as (16MHz)

Remember, in your future sketches, always add in the #include for the <avr/power.h> as shown in the video.

Finally, add in this statement before anything else in the setup().

6 Load the Prime Numer Test sketch from this GitHub, build and run.

In the Serial Monitor window you should see this:

If you get this instead (and your Serial Monitor is set to the correct speed)

then your board might not be running at 32MHz. Is your Serial Monitor speed set to 9600? Did you select the 32MHz variant of the board? Did you restart your Arduino IDE after replacing the boards.txt file? Did you put the unzipped folder under the correct hardware folder in the Arduino Sketches?

What's this GUID then?

Each LGT8F328P has a unique GUID (serial number) built in. Useful for encrypting things.
To retrieve the number (it's read-only) do this in your sketch setup():
uint32_t guid = (uint32_t)&GUID0;

To display that number in its intended HEX format do this:
Serial.println(guid, HEX);

Simples, right?

Breaking news!

David Buezas has written an entire boards description for all frequencies and it allows us to dispense with setting the clock prescaler.

See https://github.com/dbuezas/lgt8fx for full details.

LINKS LINKS LINKS LINKS

An excellent source of English datasheets and documentation by Andrew Watterott
https://github.com/watterott/LGT8F328P-Testing

KEYES Open Source LGT8F328P Control Module Development Board
https://www.banggood.com/KEYES-Open-Source-LGT8F328P-Control-Module-Development-Board-For-Arduino-p-1400916.html?p=FQ040729393382015118&utm_campaign=25129675&utm_content=3897

AliExpress Nano/pro Micro replacements
LGT8F328P LQFP32 replaces NANO V3.0 HT42B534 chip
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cEAUGf6s
This seller has both variants (SOP20 & LQFP32) but look around there are other sellers too!

Logic Green's GitHub for the support files (also on my GitHub)
https://github.com/LGTMCU/Larduino_HSP

LGT8F328P Schematic (also copy on my GitHub)
https://www.electrodragon.com/w/images/a/ac/SN0124_LARDUINO_UNO_V2_20140613.jpg

Chinese Documentation for what it's worth
http://www.logicgreen.io/upload/lgt8fx8p/LGT8FX8P_databook_v1.0.4.pdf English version of similar family of chips on my GitHub

Top 10,000 Prime Numbers
https://www.di-mgt.com.au/primes10000.txt

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