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All the AVR documentation that was available seems to have disappeared.

Most links are broken or redirect to some generik page.

Is there a new repository for documentation?

 

Last Edited: Thu. Feb 1, 2018 - 06:00 PM
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Yes, any links in any document, web page or such that points to www.atmel.com is now PERMANENTLY broken. From January 1st any and all info is on www.microchip.com. Unfortunately, on that address (and in current software like Atmel Studio) there will still be links to www.atmel.com. These are now automagically redirected to Microchips front page.

Yes, they screwed up and did this in the wrong order.

As of January 15, 2018, Site fix-up work has begun! Now do your part and report any bugs or deficiencies here

No guarantees, but if we don't report problems they won't get much of  a chance to be fixed! Details/discussions at link given just above.

 

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Deleting the atmel website was imprudent.  At least they could have searched for links to documentation and preserved them.

Technically, there is a shadow of the WWW, so documents could be recovered, but that is a bit of a task.

 

 

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Trivet wrote:
Technically, there is a shadow of the WWW, so documents could be recovered, but that is a bit of a task.

Maybe someone should create a script to scrub the wayback machine and lift any PDF documents it finds? Oh boy that would be a joyous task... haha

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Jamison wrote:
Maybe someone should create a script...
I had a boss that ALWAYS responded to the "Someone should ..." statements with "You're someone, so now its your job!"

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frog_jr wrote:

Jamison wrote:
Maybe someone should create a script...
I had a boss that ALWAYS responded to the "Someone should ..." statements with "You're someone, so now its your job!"

That was my exact thought as I was writing that and hence the reason why I decided to use "someone" because it would throw me under the bus.

 

Even better, maybe the script could allow the person to search for a specific manual someone is searching for rather than indexing and grabbing all of the manuals? Or even just direct the person searching to the page or give them a link to download it.

 

Maybe if there's enough interest from other fellow Freaks in such a tool, I can take on the task of researching the feasibility of building such a tool and doing it. :)

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frog_jr wrote:
I had a boss that ALWAYS responded to the "Someone should ..." statements with "You're someone, so now its your job!"

 

OK, need some help.
 

Please forward any ATMEL documents in PDF format with the original file name to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/f...

Drag and drop of all your PDFs should do the trick.  If there is a conflict, don't bother to update what is there.

Be mindful to not accidentally drop sensitive or controlled documents (they will be removed), random extraneous data sheets are OK (they will get culled and maybe put into another directory).

 

I'll compile the list and post it.

 

UPDATE: Thanks for your contributions so far.

Last Edited: Wed. Jan 31, 2018 - 03:59 AM
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Trivet wrote:
OK, need some help.
 

Please forward any ATMEL documents in PDF format with the original file name to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/f...

Drag and drop of all your PDFs should do the trick.  If there is a conflict, don't bother to update what is there.

What do you hope to accomplish by gathering all of those old Atmel PDF files?

 

Trivet, You seem to be creating a task for a problem that does not exist.

 

Trivet wrote:
All the AVR documentation that was available seems to have disappeared.

Most links are broken or redirect to some generik page.

Is there a new repository for documentation?

Do you understand that the documentation for the Atmel chips can now be found at the Microchip website at www.microchip.com?  That is the new repository for documentation.

 

 

The only real problem that remains is what Johan said, in post #2 above, about the broken links, and Microchip are working very hard to redirect those links;

JohanEkdahl wrote:

Yes, any links in any document, web page or such that points to www.atmel.com is now PERMANENTLY broken. From January 1st any and all info is on www.microchip.com. Unfortunately, on that address (and in current software like Atmel Studio) there will still be links to www.atmel.com. These are now automagically redirected to Microchips front page...

 

EDIT: Searching for the complete correct part number is key to finding what you want.

 

Links to part pages

 

ATxmega16A4U http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/ATxmega16a4u

 

ATxmega32A4U http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/ATxmega32a4u

 

ATxmega64A4U http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/ATxmega64a4u

 

ATxmega128A4U http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/ATxmega128a4u

 

and on those part pages you will find;

 

Links to datasheets

 

Atmel AVR XMEGA AU - Complete Datasheet ​ http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/Atmel-8331-8-and-16-bit-AVR-Microcontroller-XMEGA-AU_Manual.pdf

 

ATxmega16A4U/32A4U/64A4U/128A4U Datasheet ​  http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/Atmel-8387-8-and16-bit-AVR-Microcontroller-XMEGA-A4U_Datasheet.pdf

 

 

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Last Edited: Wed. Jan 31, 2018 - 05:14 PM
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larryvc wrote:
Trivet, You seem to be creating a task for a problem that does not exist.

 

There is an argument for collecting the old documentation.  They may have value from a historical perspective.

 

Perhaps it is a solution for a problem that does not exist.  The Microchip website is coming along.

 

Thanks for the links.  They were not evident when I looked before.

 

Thanks for the update.

UPDATE:

1) There are a pile of application notes that capture lots of great information about many Atmel devices and evaluation boards.
2) It appears that Microchip is converting the PDF documents into HTML or some similar web code.

   So, there is an argument to having an archive of the PDFs - for offline use.

3) So far, 130 documents have been scrounged from various sources and there are easily that many more.

3a) There are a pile of XMega documents that are excellent sources of information.

Last Edited: Mon. Feb 5, 2018 - 02:25 PM