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Bad terminology in datasheet?
I think Atmel uses some misleading terminology in their datasheets. At least in the ones I have for the Atmegaxx9 chips. I don't mean to be nit picking here. I think the use of...
Wednesday, 30 January 2008 - 16:10
Why is "ADC" pre-defined?
Is it just to confuse me when I try to define ADC in my own code or is there a more sinister motive? :) I have LCD and USART types defined as classes because it seems like a good...
Saturday, 17 November 2007 - 19:06
Atmega169 / 329 / 649 datasheet improvement?
The data sheets have a paragraph concerning how to disable the LCD. I quote, "When the LCD is disabled, port function is activated again. Therefore, the user must check that the...
Thursday, 8 November 2007 - 14:42
db101 purchase from avrfreaks
Has anyone who tried to buy the db101 from avrfreaks received any reply? I sent my e-mail on the 4th and haven't received anything. Or maybe I have. I got a strange e-mail from...
Tuesday, 6 November 2007 - 06:05
Excessive current draw with mega169 - 329 - 649
It happens when the LCD is disabled and the MCU is not in power save mode. The fix is to set the port pins used for the LCD as outputs and drive them low. When the LCD is...
Tuesday, 6 November 2007 - 05:37
How to set a bit in a register?
Is there a way to set a bit in a register without messing with the other bits? I believe the SBI and CBI instructions can do this but they don't work for registers above 0x1f....
Sunday, 4 November 2007 - 01:32
Mistake in mega 329/649 data sheet.
I don't know if anyone cares but I came across a minor mistake in the data sheet for the mega 329/649. Atmel doc2552.pdf. When I first saw it I thought it was one of those...
Friday, 19 October 2007 - 13:01
Studio GCC makefile bug?
I think I found a bug in the GCC makefile exported from Studio. Either that or I'm doing something stupid. I guess the chances are 50-50 :) I made a project that has source...
Monday, 1 October 2007 - 19:34
any makefile gurus?
Does anyone know how to make a makefile that handles source files that are in several folders?
Monday, 1 October 2007 - 14:19
Avrdude and the Butterfly bootloader
The latest Avrdude, version 5.3.1, won't use Atmel's Butterfly bootloader unless the -u option is used. I believe the -u disables safemode, or something like that. I tried the...
Saturday, 29 September 2007 - 17:49
Sharp header pins!
I bought some header pin strips from Digikey. They were various sizes. Some were single, others were double. All were made by 3M. All had longer tails than normal, although I...
Saturday, 29 September 2007 - 14:16
The Butterfly's big sister
Success at last! This wasn't easy. I had some learning to do and I destroyed two Butterflies in the process. P.S. Why do attachments appear in reverse order?
Thursday, 27 September 2007 - 19:18