A company that makes microcontrollers and other chips, most popularly the AVR line of ATMega and ATtiny. These chips are the basis of the popular Arduino line of prototyping platform boards.

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Breaking a 16-bit long int to write into eeprom?

I am writing data to eeprom AT24C16 using PIC microcontroller pic18f4520. Every address of this eeprom can hold 8-bits while I am using long int's to store data that are 16-bit in size. How to break ...
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Using GPIO pins as software I2C pins and finding analog value of those pins

I am using AT32UC3C microcontroller which has 64 pins. I am using gpio pin PB01 as SCK and gpio pin PA04 as SDA and ticking then manually high and low. These pins are configured as GPIO_OPEN_DRAIN and ...
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Unable to access clock while interfacing AT32UC3C2512C with Flash Atmel Studio

I'm trying to interface the controller (AT32UC3C2512C) with flash using SPI protocol. The IDE that I'm using was Atmel Studio. I have written a simple code in which I'm trying to read the manufacturer ...
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Determine input frequency of square wave w/ ICR in Atmega328p

I'm trying to obtain the input frequency of a square wave using the input capture register of an Atmega328p. So far, it works sporadically -- which is to say, when I input a 75 kHz square wave, the ...
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AVR/Arduino: Output 2 pwm waveforms with 90 degree phase shift

So far, I was able to get two outputs at the correct resolution (35kHz-75kHz at a resolution no worse than 0.7 kHz) using the code below. I'm wondering, now, how I can get a phase shift between the ...
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ATMEL AVR ATmega168P 8 mhz

Hello I will use this circuit to put lights in a model car: Now the question is if you can see is required one ATMEL AVR ATmega168P with CPU clock frequency to 8 mhz and I can´t find in any place ...
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Why would my ATSAM4E not reset even if I power cycle?

I am using an Atmel SAM4E_EK board with SAM4E16E microcontroller. Recently the board started with the following quirk: When I upload a program using Atmel-ICE over SWD, the chip resets and runs my ...
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Why does my DIY Barebones Arduino Due with SAM3x8E overheat on RESET press?

I made my own diy "bare bones" Arduino Due in an embedded application. Basically I was making a portable Bluetooth headphone amplifier for a school project. The point of the MCU was to display battery ...
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Software Serial alternative with AVR (Two Serial/UART ports in atmega328p)

Arduino pins can be used as UART using the library SoftwareSerial.h Is there any alternative ...
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Xmega128C3 TWI read error

I'm interfaceing an Xmega128C3 with MMA8451Q acceleration sensor via i2c. I was able to initialize the accelerometer, I checked every transmission on oscilloscope, it was done properly. The problem ...
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Adding Atmel QTouch to an existing project for an AVR that isn't supoprted by Qtouch Composer

The QTouch Library supports many devices http://www.atmel.com/Images/QTouch_Library_Selection_Guide.xls QTouch Composer, part of Atmel Studio, however, supports only a small subset of those. I've ...
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74HCT244 UART level translator, how would the circuit look?

I am building a UART 3.3V to 5V Level translator between a Raspberry Pi and a ATMega328. The 74HCT244 is my choice of translator but I can't find a good example of of hooking it up. Am I right that ...
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AtTiny45 read lag?

I have set up 2 AtTiny45 setup like this (The left one is also connected to power): from which one (the left one) is generating a signal which is (when measured) looking like this: The second one ...
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UART: two transmitters, single slave

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab My circuit is shown above - where I have the TXD pin of an ATMEGA connected to the RXD pin of a BT slave. Both devices operate ...
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What is the real ADC Sample rate for Xmega256A3BU or similar xmega controllers

Based on the datasheet of XMEGA controllers, it has sample rate up to 2Msps (2MHz sampling speed). But it is also written that the conversion time for 12-bit need 3.5µs which gives ca. 300 KHz real ...
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ATMEL AT89S52 programmer help finding suitable software for flashing over LPT

I have this old ATMEL programmer and I'm hoping to start learning about micro controllers on a lower level before I move to Arduino. Unfortunately the floppy disk that came with it is lost, and the ...
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Is it practical to develop for Atmel Cortex-M0+ with gnuarmeclipse?

Is it practical to develop for Atmel's Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers using gnuarmeclipse and openocd instead of Atmel's IDE?
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Windows 8 does not recognize AT90USB647 and does not find drivers for it

Basically my problem is that Windows 8 does not recognize the microcontroller (AT90USB647) and cannot find drivers for it. As a result, I cannot burn a hex file into the microcontroller (using Flip). ...
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What is the purpose of the statistics register present in the EMAC of the DMA in ATMELSAM3x8e controller?

At present, I am working on interfacing the EMAC module with my SAM3x - Taiji Uino board for high speed communication. When I was scanning through the internal structure of the EMAC,I came across this ...
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How to configure the SPI pins(MOSI,MISO,sclk and SS) for ATMEL ATSAM3X8E?

I am using ATMEL studio 6 for programming and novice in embedded systems.At present, I have read the theory working of SPI. I understand that I have to set particular bits to one in the control ...
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Programming multiple ATmega32U4 devices at once without USB

I have a bunch of Atmel controllers which are identical and run the same program. While developing i need to mass program all controllers somehow. The only way they are connected is via I2C. And ...
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5V I/O Chip Which Works Like An Atmel µC Port? [closed]

I'm working on a project with a 5V vintage 8-bit microprocessor, which I would like to hook some I/O to. I'd like to find a nice little package that could help me with this. I'm happy if it is a ...
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Shut down Atmel µCs

I was wondering if it is possible to shut an atmel microcontroller down with a software command? I want to shut my controller down either via a remote command via USART or if an internal error happens ...
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Programming an Atxmega for using UART

I started to write a program for an ATXMega. This program should read a command via USART, and then execute this command (i.e. either sending data via SPI or sending data back via USART). But the µC ...
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BMA150 acceleration sensor for SAMD20 SPI connection

I'm trying to get BMA150 acceleration sensor working with my user board which has SAMD20J16 connected to the correct pins. (I'm sure, I've quadruple-checked) I've been stuck for several days trying ...
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Atmel printf formatting doesn't work, no formatting does work

We are running an Atmel AVR32 chip on our board, and recently discovered that printf with format/conversion specifiers doesn't work. A regular ...
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How to use the simulation in atmel-studio properly?

I wanted to start a bit µC development with the Atmel Studio 6.2, and therefore my first step was to compile a small program for simply switching a pin from HIGH to LOW and back all the time. I took ...
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Atmega32 LCD program not working

i have recently been into atmega world after i heard it is much better than pic and it is my second tutorial about writing to LCD i wrote this program in atmel studio but it doesnt work i double ...
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ATSAM functionality

I checked the datasheets and the overview pages on Atmel's site for these ARM cores, and I think they are amazing. Especially looking at the ATSAMA5D41, this would go well with a project I am working ...
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How to program enc28j60??

I read enc28j60 is unprogrammable directly from the computer but it has registers that I can program so how can I excactly do this.. is it programmed from the mcu connected to it through spi or is ...
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Use or remove reset capacitor?

I am currently connecting an AVR ATXmega 16A4U in my circuit. According to AVR (http://www.atmel.com/Images/doc8278.pdf, p6) the external reset circuit should look like simulate this circuit ...
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How to select external crystal in atmega162

How to set AVR to select external crystal for clock? A _delay_ms(1000) is producing a quick beep however it should produce 1 sec beep if it is operating on 12Mhz. Could it be done programatically of ...
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Using Atmel Software Framework

http://www.atmel.com/tools/avrsoftwareframework.aspx?tab=overview In my company there is a project, depending on this library. However, it is used by copy-pasting some .c and .h files into the ...
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VHDL - address comparison yields wrong result

I am developing TS-CAN1 emulator on Atmel's ATF1508AS. One part of an application is an address decoder implemented as follows (only interesting parts are left): ...
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RFID interfacing with atmega162 problem

I have interfaced RFID and atmega162 as in picture , but I am getting garbage with blank spaces, hypens on lcd , please see my code and tell me whats could be the problem, Hoping for your help. ...
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RFId interfacing with atmega162

I am new to programming, I have created a schematic of my project I am not sure it would work or not. I have RFID 125khz - Model no RFID6300. Do this module require MAX232 to be used in between ...
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How can I design my PCB in a way I can debug the Atmel microcontroller on board?

We are designing a board around Atmel SAM4E microcontroller, and use Atmel-ICE for debugging/programming. To save space, we would like to avoid including the whole ICE connector. Which are the minimum ...
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Buzzer not working with delay avr atmega162

Hi I have got a problem that will be simple to you guys but i am newbie so its difficult for me to get things done correctly, I Have buzzer interfaced with PinC0 of atmega162 , with crystal 12MHz ...
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Atmel EDBG External ARM Target

I am looking to program one of Atmels 802.15.4/ARM Cortex-M0+ chips and would like to know if it is possible to do through Atmel Studio with the help of the EDBG on a Samr21 xplained board. I have ...
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What image sensors can I use with Atmel's ISI interface on a SAM9G25?

Atmel's SAM9G25 includes an "Image Sensor Interface" peripheral, which is nicely documented, and "...can be used to connect various image sensors". What I am struggling with is: 1) How do I find ...
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DAC via I2C: detect error conditions

We are using a MAX517 DAC-device as slave and an ATmega8535 controller as master. Communication errors can be readily detected by comparing (TWSR & 0xF8) with 0x08 for Start, 0x18 for address ...
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Wired communication from 1 atmel to many nodes

Right now i am looking for a better way to communicate to our wired nodes in a project that we are working on. Currently there is 1 main node that all other nodes talk to that in turn handles all ...
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Find first pin of a LQFP chip

I have bought some ATSAM4E8C chips in LQFP 100 package. The datasheet shows that the IC should have a dot indicating the first pin, but mine have two dots. One larger in the corner, and a smaller ...
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Interacting with the host OS

I am wondering if an ATMEL micro controller such as an ATMEGA8 or ATTINY2313 has libraries to interact with a computer (windows OS) over USB? If so is there any premade libraries that does the bulk of ...
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AT32 UC3a3256 connnection problem

I've built a custom board containing an AVR AT32UC3a3256, I'd like to program it using the JTAG connector from the Atmal JTAGICE mk2. When I try to connect it I can't read the JTAG id, it always gives ...
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WLCSP MCU's - what hardware is needed for programming these tiny chips?

I just received my DigiKey order of some Atmel ATTiny4 MCU's from DigiKey. I wanted to tinker with one of the smallest MCU's I could find, and this was one of them. It is, in fact, so small because ...
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Understanding capacitor usage in the Sparkfun arduino [duplicate]

In the schematic for the Sparkfun Arduino mini pro 3.3v https://cdn.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Dev/Arduino/Boards/Arduino-Pro-Mini-v14.pdf there's a 0.1uF capacitor (C3) just left of the atmega ground ...
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1-wire in ATMEGA1281 problem

Could someone help me with something like this? I wanted to add DS18N20 thermal sensor (http://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/DS18B20.pdf) via 1-wire interface and when I'm trying to connect it ...
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AT91SAM9260 Does not recognize 128 MBytes SDRAM

Recently began to use AT91SAM9260 processor on the Olimex board. From the data sheets of the processor, it seems to support up to 256 MBytes of SDRAM. So I replaced both of the old K4S561632C-TC/L75 ...
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Arduino - receive Ethernet W5100 signal to multiple arduinos

I'm after doing a device in which I'll use 4 AtMega328 chips; Since they'll all be mounted on the same PCB, and I need an ethernet connection for them, I was wondering if there's a way to share the ...