let's play a game: spot a funny typo in AVR datasheet

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Let's play this game: who spots the most funny typo in any AVR datasheet (or appnote or other AVR-related doc)?

Now I don't mean real factual errors, but typos which inevitably occur in a 300+ page document the AVR datasheets now are.

I start with ATMega8A (doc8159.pdf), rev.C 07/09, in Table 25-3 on page 247, the "Bandgap reference current consumption" is given in us units (rather than, presumably, uA).

It also says "Salve" instead of "Slave" in one item in Table 25-5 on page 249, but that's not that funny.

JW

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How about 'impedant' occurs 5 times in the mega32 pdf, even though 'impedance' is used correctly in a half dozen other places? (I reported this one to Atmel, but you never hear back from those guys)

Imagecraft compiler user

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The Golden Age for instruction manual/datasheet errors was the 1970s, especially from the Far East. Nowadays the Chinese graduates speak better English than me...

Cheers,

Joey

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Nowadays the Chinese graduates speak better English than me...

Well, then you didn't have a look at the technical documents of Renesas (assuming that they're indeed chinese and not from some other part of the far east). Those docs for the M16C/R32C made me stay away from that architecture, even though the product itself seems to be quite an interesting micro...

Einstein was right: "Two things are unlimited: the universe and the human stupidity. But i'm not quite sure about the former..."

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Nowadays the Chinese graduates speak better English than me...

than I... :(

(I suppose any document with an estimated Xmega release date would have been funny until very recently.)

Chuck Baird

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ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!!!

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Values of β will give rise to dom!

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zbaird wrote:
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Nowadays the Chinese graduates speak better English than me...

than I... :(

I can't let a yank get away with that!

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Because than is a preposition as well as a conjunction, either construction is technically possible. However better than I, where than is classed as a conjunction, sounds old-fashioned and formal: the fuller form better than I am is more acceptable. The form better than me, where than is classed as a preposition, is much more common nowadays and the norm in conversation and informal writing (You’re better at it than me). It is still frowned upon sometimes in formal writing, where You’re better at it than I am is preferred.

Cheers,

Joey

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I never see them.

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