No access to application notes from Atmel website

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Not sure if this is specific to my own browser/system or whether its a website error, but I cannot access any search functionality within the Atmel site.  I'm looking to locate the sample code from an application note (AVR135), but keep getting a maintenance notice.  I haven't been able to get access for weeks now...

 

Any work-arounds for accessing AVR application note specific code online?

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Last Edited: Sun. Oct 22, 2017 - 12:22 PM
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Try:

http://www.microchip.com/wwwappnotes/appnotes.aspx?appnote=en592044

I entered AVR138 AVR135 in the search of the Microchip web site which brought up a list...

 

Edit:

I entered wrong number, either brain lock or typo...

Should be AVR135:

http://www.microchip.com/wwwappn...

 

David (aka frog_jr)

Last Edited: Tue. Oct 17, 2017 - 01:38 PM
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Googling "Atmel AVR135" gets me a direct link - which works:

 

http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-8014-Using-Timer-Capture-to-Measure-PWM-Duty-Cycle_ApplicationNote_AVR135.pdf

 

But putting "AVR135" into the search box at http://www.atmel.com/ does, indeed just give

 

Maintenance Notice

 

The page you have requested is temporarily (sic?) not available. Please check back later. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

 

http://www.atmel.com/search.aspx...

 

But, as David suggests, everything is now migrating to Microchip - so I guess that has to be the place to start nowadays ... ?

 

EDIT

 

I wonder if the "temporarily" is actually a lie - and the "maintenance" they're doing will actually render it permanently not available ... ?

 

Last Edited: Tue. Oct 17, 2017 - 01:37 PM
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Send a mail to webmaster at atmel dot com about the issue.

:: Morten

 

(yes, I work for Atmel, yes, I do this in my spare time, now stop sending PMs)

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awneil wrote:
Googling "Atmel AVR135"
That gets to the PDF, the ZIP is (a bit) harder to locate...

David (aka frog_jr)

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Ah, good point - I missed that it was the code that the OP was specifically looking for.

 

Doing the search from the Atmel home page is still giving the maintenance error.

 

But doing the google search gets me to the Product page - which works:

 

http://www.atmel.com/products/microcontrollers/avr/default.aspx?tab=documents&Asset_Type=020%20Application%20Note

 

and the code (zip file) is:

 

http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-8014-Using-Timer-Capture-to-Measure-PWM-Duty-Cycle_ApplicationNote_AVR135.zip

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It is getting increasingly difficult to get to the zips that accompany the app notes. Seems like M'chip remembered to migrate the PDFs but forgot about the ZIPs that accompany most.

 

If they are working toward complete migration and the closure of atmel.com they really need to get their rear in gear on this one.

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Maybe it's time to do a mass download while they're still there ... ?

 

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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gchapman wrote:
Is the Wayback Machine enough?
Not really - end users picking Microchip micros then looking at the Documents tab on the page that describes the device should just find easy to use links for PDF and ZIP there. No beginner is going to know that they have to head off to the Internet Archive or whereabouts within it they need to look.

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What's all the fuss about?  This link has never stopped working:

http://www.atmel.com/products/microcontrollers/avr/default.aspx?tab=documents

Under the 'Document Type' drop-down, select 'Application Notes'.  All application notes PDF and ZIP files are linked therein.

 

Direct links for AVR135:

PDF: http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-8014-Using-Timer-Capture-to-Measure-PWM-Duty-Cycle_ApplicationNote_AVR135.pdf

ZIP: http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-8014-Using-Timer-Capture-to-Measure-PWM-Duty-Cycle_ApplicationNote_AVR135.zip

 

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Last Edited: Thu. Oct 19, 2017 - 04:24 AM
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joeymorin wrote:
What's all the fuss about?

The search facility on atmel.com is clearly not working - see #6

 

  This link has never stopped working

That's all very well if you already know that link!

But I don't think it's unreasonable to expect that the 'Search' feature on the atmel.com home page should be able to find stuff on the atmel.com site?!

 

<rolls-eyes>

 

 

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Perhaps, but has the Atmel search facility ever worked?  ;-)

 

What's wrong with Google?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=atmel+application+notes

 

First hit.

 

TBH, I find there are very few corporate search facilities that are worth bothering with.  Digikey comes to mind as a good one, but then they have an inventory of millions of different components from hundreds (thousands?) of different manufacturers, and their business is contingent upon searching that inventory.

"Experience is what enables you to recognise a mistake the second time you make it."

"Good judgement comes from experience.  Experience comes from bad judgement."

"When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not unicorns."

"Fast.  Cheap.  Good.  Pick two."

"Read a lot.  Write a lot."

"We see a lot of arses on handlebars around here." - [J Ekdahl]

 

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Yes, the fact the Google works has been noted - #3 & #6

 

 

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Joey the first use I ever made of AVR was something based on AVR335. Someone suggested a device to me. I looked it up on Atmel.com, I looked at Documents and in the list was something about PWM/Sound that sounded like what I wanted to do. There were links there for PDF and ZIP. In the current system on microchip.com I would not have seen that.

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Yes if you've got a device in mind and find the product page for that (a dozen ways to do that), then the 'Documents' tab for that product will have links to all of the app notes and other docs which someone thought might be relevant to that product.

But that isn't a search facility ;-)

"Experience is what enables you to recognise a mistake the second time you make it."

"Good judgement comes from experience.  Experience comes from bad judgement."

"When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not unicorns."

"Fast.  Cheap.  Good.  Pick two."

"Read a lot.  Write a lot."

"We see a lot of arses on handlebars around here." - [J Ekdahl]