STK600 Documentation has been 'cleaned'

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[RANT]

Now that the old trusty STK600 device support page has been wiped from the web, I went on a search for a PDF of what socket/routing card combo I needed for a micro I have here as I could not remember - old age.

 

I found the user manual on the Mchip website and in the document, where in the past was the complete part number that you would find on the board silkscreen, instead you have the following:

 

 

Now the routing card does indeed have the numbers at the end of the part number, but the socket cards(at least the ones I have) have NONE of the markings listed in the tables in the 'New and Improved' manual.  You must click on the link to go to the Mchip website to find what you are looking for.

 

This seems to be rather wasteful that the user needs to wade through the website to find what they are looking for when the user manual could(used to) have this information in one step.  I guess it is worth it to Mchip to pay someone to wipe any traces of AVR/Atmel away, rather than simply leave the information intact and just put the Corporate Logo on the document and change the revision letters.  Instead they put generic codes with an embedded link that can take several clicks to find the information.  Brilliant way to force up the hit counts to the Mchip site to make the investors happy.

 

Grrrrrrrrrrangry

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Jim

If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue! - Kartman

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Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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Well, they also have rewritten some of the perfectly fine old datasheets & in their rewording, given wrong information (just to keep us on our toes).  For example , in one sheet they messed up the required order of operations needed for working with 16 bit registers.

 

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.

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Have you "tested" the Microchip Support Case system to see how (if at all) they respond on issues like this ... ?

 

 

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awneil wrote:

Have you "tested" the Microchip Support Case system to see how (if at all) they respond on issues like this ... ?

 

 

I have not as I doubt they would know.....or care.
Jim

If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue! - Kartman

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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I know ...

 

frown

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Hmh, hasn't the table looked like that for a long time? (I can't remember it being different...)

:: Morten

 

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

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search for a PDF of what socket/routing card combo

I'm afraid you may be routed Jim.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

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