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Hi guys,

After messing around with a C compiler for a couple of weeks the best function is definatley the Setup wizard to configure the peripherals. It saves so much time and effort reading the data sheets that are lacking examples. Has anything ever been written for the Assembly programmer in a similar way? Does the new version of studio contain such a tool?

Dave.

P.S. I still don't fully understand why everything is void.

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Hi Dave,

The STK200+ and the STK300 include Setup Wizards (aka Application Builders) for assembly language. The downside to these is that they require dongles and the code generated is meant for the IAR assembler (not a big deal I think to convert to AVR assembler). Also, at least with the STK200+, I am not sure I trust them. I was setting up an AT90S2313 Timer1 and the code generated wrote to the low byte first then the high byte (can't remember the exact Timer1 register). The AVR datasheet for the 2313 states that the high byte must be written first. If I have to double check the code generated by the Application Builder what use is it... you are still stuck pooring over the datasheets.

Anyway, I reported the problem to Kanda Systems (www.kanda.com, makers of STK200+, etc.). I got a reply last week that it was indeed a problem and they would present it to their software people. I have not heard anything since. Thats my pennies or pence worth.

Best regards,
Steve

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I was considering, that after I got better at the whole deal, that I might attempt such Wizard software, on a public domain basis. That would be at least a year from now, when I have more experience. But I have been keeping a few notes, in anticipation of the project.

Daniel

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