Finding files on the atmel website

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Hello,
I am looking to do some 1-wire thing and was reading this helpful app note provided by atmel (AVR318; http://atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc2579.pdf) In the implementation section it mentions some demo files that can be found at www.atmel.com. Problem is it doesn't link to them and searching just brings up the aforementioned pdf. :?

Many thanks in advance

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Take a look at this page and find AVR138 on it:

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/product...

Notice how there's a PDF icon and a CD icon? If you click the CD ison it will download the .zip file with the software.

(you're only about the 100th person to ask about something like this which just proves that Atmel's web site design failed miserably to get across the fact that CD=.zip !!)

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Take a look at this page

Maybe try this one. ;)
http://www.atmel.com/dyn/general...

[How did you get that link in there, Cliff, while I was trying to find a good page for the OP?]

[[Note that I did apparently find a way to get a list of all AVR app notes with the "new" site. ("AVR" includes "AVR32")]]

Lee

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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Lee,

I searched AVR138 on atmel.com and found a likely looking page. I even Ctrl-C'd the URL and started to reply. Only after I'd pressed [Submit] did I realise that I never actually Ctrl-V'd the URL into it. So I immediately edited it (waiting the obligatory 10 seconds) and put the link in there. My guess is you read it in that 10 second window while it was still link-less ;-)

Cliff

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I think that the problem is actually their search engine, which only leads me to the pdf directly circumventing the aforementioned CD which I never saw. Also searching for the file names just loops you back to the pdf in a dizzy spiral, resulting in nothing helpful.

But thanks, I managed to find the source page for this app note. I had tried this before but not very hard as I kept just coming back to the pdf only.

As for website design, Atmels site is full of eye candy but is next to unusable. It was laid out by a web designer that clearly never had to look anything up on a tech site as big as this. (Just to CMA, this is my opinion not to be quoted as fact)You need to use the search bar to find anything you want, and as I mentioned the search function is kinda dubious.

Finally sorry for not looking this up and finding the 99 other post on this topic :)

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which only leads me to the pdf directly

Umm no. I started at www.atmel.com. Typed "AVR138" in the search box at the top left and clicked the magnifying glass - it then offered 3 options from which I selected Whole Site. The link I gave above was the 5th search result it gave.

Cliff

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I think that the problem is actually their search engine,

I got the list using the Advanced Search, Document Search, and looked for app notes for a particular product line.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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Have you noticed the Google ads on the Atmel website search? Now we know how they are financing the company... :?

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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My No. 1 in Fav. is:
http://www.efo.ru/ftp/pub/atmel/...

Szymon

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I just buy a new tool about once a year, and it comes with a new dvd with all the files on it.

Imagecraft compiler user

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If you don't want to buy a new tool, download the techlib: http://www.atmel.no/techlib/

But beware! It's 6.4 GB!

Felipe Maimon