Clarification on what's "legal" to post

Go To Last Post
7 posts / 0 new
Author
Message
#1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I have seen other posts in this section on Nordic wireless chips. I've also read the sticky posts here and it's not 100% clear that you can ONLY post about Atmel wireless products.

I consider this forum, like many others, to exist for the benefit of the AVR community. Relegating Nordic chip topics to an off-topic section is not the same as allowing, for example, threads on PIC chips. Very different.

Perhaps this forum section should be renamed when the new forum goes online to "Atmel Wireless Products Only" or something similar.

Finally, if this section is indeed for "Atmel Wireless Products Only" then I presume Nordic wireless chips could be discussed in the General Electronics section, correct?

Thanks in advance,
Chris

Last Edited: Fri. Oct 16, 2015 - 01:46 PM
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Personally, I would choose this forum for a thread that referred to "AVR" with "Wireless".

So a Tiny1634 with a Nordic chip would seem fine.
Likewise a Mega328P with a 433MHz ASK module.

Of course, an "Atmel Wireless chip" would qualify in spades!

A Nordic chip with 8051 core is possibly better placed in General Electronics.

I never worry too much about where a thread was originally posted. Moderators often move it to the most suitable forum.

I don't worry about AVR solutions to M*crochip or 8051 problems. So what! You can do most things with most controllers. Some are easier or faster than others. I see no harm in saying if or when an ARM is more suitable.

David.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Sounds reasonable to me David. I may have just misunderstood why a thread with a Nordic-related topic in which I posted was just moved to the off-topic tundra.

Thanks.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Like I said, I seldom worry about the actual forum.

If the subject sounds interesting, I might read it.

The Nordic chips work very well. You just have to send the correct SPI commands.

David.

Edit. I have just looked. It seems that Mr Samperi thought that "Nordic Tour" was off-topic. I have no opinion either way.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Agreed on the Nordic chips, very full featured and they work as advertised. Pretty amazing how few external comps are needed to make them go. And with even small external whip antennas they have excellent range.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

I would say at least something in the system must be from Atmel to be acceptable for this sub-forum.

But there is a higher chance to get a reply here if your question is related to Atmel wireless products. And for other wireless products, General electronics might be a better place.

NOTE: I no longer actively read this forum. Please ask your question on www.eevblog.com/forum if you want my answer.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Quote:
Mr Samperi thought that "Nordic Tour" was off-topic.
I did once I realised that Nordic != Atmel; :-)

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly