Lasse Madsen

Reset_b pin oscillating - MK40

Discussion created by Lasse Madsen on Sep 19, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 24, 2017 by Mayra Ramirez

Hi All,

 

I have two new boards I just build with the MK40.

 

I measure 3.3V on all power pins powered from an LM1117-3V3 together with 5V on the VREG pin from a LM1117-5.0V regulator.

 

Both chips are brand new and both exhibits square wave oscillation on the RESET_b pin and I have never managed to program them.

 

My debugger (UlinkPRO) can connect to the parts alright however I cannot flash any of them without getting a memory error.

 

I've read on this forum that other people have seen the same problem but I cannot seem to find a cure.

 

I have lots of decoupling capacitors (1nF // 100pF // 100nF so forth) around the chip as well as good electrolytes which ensures literally no ripple voltage on my supplies (i've tried removing the electrolytes as well to give a faster ramp up on the psu without effect)

 

I have tried an external 2.5V reset monitor tied directly to the Reset_b pin without luck

 

I have tried powering the chip via it's own 3.3V regulator (by hacking my pcb) this did not help either

 

Holding Reset_b low a few seconds while powering up and then releasing it doesnt do anything either so it doesnt seem to be related to POR ramping

 

Any ideas !?

 

/Lasse

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