The reset line on a computer or other digital circuit places the circuit in a well defined initial state. Most microcontrollers have a built-in power-up reset to start the CPU executing code and may also have external resets and watchdog timers to help recover from unexpected events.

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PIC reset with PWM

I'm using a PIC18F4550 to control a DC motor with PWM. When I use a PWM of above 50% it works well, but when it starts to go below 50% the PIC resets. I have separated supplies for the PIC and the DC ...
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Manually triggering a low active pin

I have a microcontroller with an active low reset pin. This pin is connected to a timer that periodically triggers a low edge and resets the microcontroller. What would be the best circuit that would ...
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ATTiny45, LED strip, MOSFET, touch interface, but Vcc drops and tiny resets

I've developed a very little board with the ATTiny45 and mosfet (STD35NF06LT4 - http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1689946.pdf ) to drive a high power LED strip at 24V. I have a 5V dc/dc converter ...
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How to reset AVR microcontroller?

I recently assembled my first custom PCB with an ATMega328 and ran into some problems. Is there an easy way to reset the chip to default settings including fuse bits so that I may start fresh? Any ...
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Periodically reset microcontroller

I have a tiny embedded system build around a Holtek HT48F06 microcontroller to monitor RFID tags (RDM630). Unfortunately it only detects the arrival, not the removal of a tag. As a workaround, I want ...
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RESET(bar) Pin of ATmega16

The datasheet says that an External Reset is generated by a low level on the RESET pin. And after reset all my conditions and values will be set to initial values. I have connected the Reset(bar) pin ...
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How do I get my Arduino to reset another board?

Let's say I have another micro controller board. It has a 2 pin header on it. If you momentarily connect those two pins together -- either shorting them out with a jumper cap, or hooking them up to a ...
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Soft Power reset by microcontroller

I want to design a circuit such that the microcontroller can toggle a GPIO pin and shut the whole system (including microcontroller itself) down and then after a short period of time the power should ...
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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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How to figure out reason for last reset on MSP430?

There are a number of possible causes for a microcontroller to reset itself, for example: brown-out or power-out watchdog timer reset initiated from software (to programmatically enter bootloader, ...
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How to make a negative flank to a negative pulse from normal state not connected?

I have a reset signal which should be triggered by a falling flank from 5V to 0 volt. This flank should generate a low pulse (5V -> 0V -> 5V). This can be done by just adding a capacitor and a ...
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Any way out of this Catch 22 on reset?

The problem is simple. I uploaded a buggy program using ST-Link to a stm32f303 prototype board. The bug was that the routine that kicks the watchdog in the power supervisor does not work. Therefore it ...
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Micro controller reset due to noise, PCB design for noise immunity

After making this PCB, I learnt the importance of ground plane. Besides ground plane, there is considerable amount of theory behind PCB designing which can provide immunity against ESD, surge, EMI, ...
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Arduino resetting/hanging due to sparks in ac line

This is the PCB design of the project I have been working on recently (my first pcb design). The idea is to control ac appliances (fans, bulbs etc) without relays. I am using triacs which are ...
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How does the Roland TR-909 reset circuit work

I'm troubleshooting my Roland TR-909 drum machine, which doesn't power on anymore. All of the voltages come up fine, but the reset line stays low. My suspicion is one or more of the components of the ...
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Controller Seems to be going into Undefined Exception on Reset

We have developed a board around STR912FAW47 Micro-Controller. During initial testing we tried to bring up the board by loading a simple program for toggling an output port pin. We are using ULINK2 ...
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Reset IC Buffer manually

I have a buffer which I want to reset. The EN pin is connected to a pull upp resistor while the Reset pin is connected to pull down resistor. What should I do to reset the buffer manually? Should i ...
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Why is Reset Low True [duplicate]

What is the main reason that reset nets are low true? Is this so that any noise on the GND doesn't reset your system? If it was high true than couldn't you save the little leakage current that is ...
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PIC pin state change reset the PIC

I am trying to collect data from analog sensors (temperature and relative humidity) with a PIC microcontroller (PIC18F14K50). In order to save battery, the supply voltage of the sensors is turned ON ...
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Power on reset circuit for microcontrollers

In this schematic, there is a reset circuit with two pushbuttons: The button marked "warm reset" sends an active low signal to one microcontroller, while the button marked "cold reset" sends a ...
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Reset pin (15) behaviour of 4026 counter

I'm trying to play with CD4026BE counter and I'm unable to solve the problem with reset pin (15 according to datasheets and numerous examples). In my case, if pin 15 (reset) is grounded with the ...
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program resets after ISR for TIMER 2 on pic24F

I am trying to configure the timer2, but every time that an interrupt occurs, the microcontroller goes to the ISR and then starts the main() function again. This are the functions: ...
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ARM Cortex reset button and debug interface (SWD)

I am designing a circuit using the EFM32ZG222 MCU (an ARM Cortex M0+) and I need to use the SWD interface (with a 10-pin Cortex Debug Connector) along with a reset button. I found a schematic that ...
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Connecting Open-Drain inputs or outputs together with one resistor

I had a couple of quick questions. I am designing a board using 10 IO expanders which I'll use as inputs. Each has an !INT pin which is open drain and pulled high to 5v through a resistor. Can I ...
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Reset of a JK flip flop pulse indicator

I've made a circuit with 74HC109 JK flip flops. The purpose is to catch a pulse from two signals and for about 20 seconds keep the stored value (of which pulse came first). My problem is I need to ...
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reset microcontroller

i use dspic micro and ir2104 to drive half bridge mosfet i use 12 volt , 150 watt switching power supply and lm2576 3.3 for dspic. when the mosfet load is 10 watt no problem but when the load is 50 ...
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POR Watchdog circuit design endless loop

I've been working on this idea for a reset circuit for a chip I'm doing. I want to be able to reset the chip from the outside world with a reset supervisor (or maybe an RC...), but I also want my ...
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How often do AVR's actually glitch and need a watch-dog reset in the real-world?

Have you ever seen an otherwise happy AVR spontaneously glitch and require a reset? Assuming: a nice stead power supply that stays inside the specified range a correctly sized decoupling cap ...
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PIC18F44K22: Can't use MCLR/RE3 pin as input. MCU resets when RE3 is held down

I'm trying to use the 4-bit wide PORTE on a PIC18F44K22 MCU. This port contains the RE3/MCLR pin which can be configured as a reset pin or as an input pin by setting/clearing the MCLRE bit on ...
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ATTiny project resets when plugging in phone

Project I'm not very experienced with electronics and microcontroller-programming yet. I recently (accidentally) bought a couple of ATTiny13A microcontrollers, assuming I could program them using ...
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ATTiny85. How do I use the reset pin as an analog input or digital output?

According to this datasheet, the ATTiny85 has 6 I/O pins if we include the reset pin. I used five of them to charlieplex 18 LEDs and I need another one to use as analog input. Would it be possible to ...
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Reset I2C slave chip when master goes away

I have a board with a transformer and a MCP23017. This board is connected to another board via 4 wires which bring over power (+5V, GND) and I2C bus for an ATmega328P acting as the master. The ATmega ...
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What is reset, preset and clear in a counter circuit?

I know this is a basic question. But I want to know the use of Reset, Preset and Clear in a Counter circuit. How do I use them? An example would be appreciated.
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Preventing Reset during ESD

I would like to design a RC filter to prevent reset to a SoC during a ESD strike. Assuming the reset net is by default low. And the reset comes from a separate board which connects to the main board ...
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ATmega 1284P lockup or stuck in reset after lightening storm, then fully recovers. How to prevent it?

I have a custom Arduino based data collection system which has been running happily, reporting data over a cellular connection on solar power for a few months. After a lightening storm it stopped ...
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Do I need a Reset Switch?

I'm trying to make a ATmega328 run on a breadboard. I am stuck on deciding if I need a reset switch. Do I need one? Can I just unplug and plug in the battery instead? If I do need one, how would I ...
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Which is better after rewriting the ROM on a PIC16F? A software reset instruction or a watchdog reset

I am working on a project where the uP can be calibrate at any time. The new calibrated values are stored in the uPs ROM. After the calibration is complete, I have to reset the uP such that the ...
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How to check the source of reset in ATMEGA644p

I am trying to find the source of reset for ATMEGA644p, but I couldn't find the way to do it! MCUCSR gives error in atmel studio as not declared and the datasheet also doesn't have it.
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Watchdog timer issue - AVR ATmega324PA

I was using ATmega32A before and now I am migrating to ATmega324PA just to enhance power management. Now I am testing the new controller in every aspect. This is a simple code to check the watchdog ...
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STM32 not booting without J-link

I've got a device with STM32F439 microcontroller on it. I flashed the firmware using the J-Flash utitilty (flashed and read back data is same). Then started the application from J-flash: everyting ...
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Pulse reset line with long press of a button

This question is a variation of How to trigger reset at long press of button. Namely, I need to pull down a reset line with a short pulse of X length, if a button is pressed for Y>=X or more seconds. ...
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Do I have to debounce MCU reset pin?

I have it only tied to switch via a pull-up resistor on a pic. I'd like to not perform any hardware debouncing to save on costs, but I'm wondering if this could lead to a higher fail rate of ...
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Stellaris Launchpad: Register to store value that can be read after soft-reset

I am working with an LM4F120 Stellaris Launchpad. In my firmware I want to trigger a soft-reset but only once. When the firmware gets out of reset it should read from a register to see wheterh the ...
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Why is there a 100nF capacitor in the Arduino Severino reset line?

While looking at the Arduino Severino (Single-Sided Serial Board V3) schematics I notice it has a ceramic 100nF capacitor in the reset line (marked in red in the picture below). My questions are: ...
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How to find cause of reset in PIC16F microcontroller?

I've worked with other microcontrollers that have a register that I can check on powerup to check a register that contains debugging information on the cause of the reset. Initial searching revealed ...
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PIC16F628A Resetting after relay turned off

I am having problems with controlling a relay with load on it. I am using PIC16F628A. The problem is following: The relay has load. At first it is off. When the microcontroller's output is on, the ...
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difference between POR and other resets

everyone. I would like to ask you about the difference between Power On Reset[POR] and other Resets because in PIC18 controller datasheet i have seen a statement like: ...
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How to trigger reset at long press of button

I am trying to make a button control on/off and reset all in one, but I can't quite get my head around how to design it. It should basically function like a PC power button. If short press it's ...
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MSP430 GPIO behaviour on power off

I have a simple circuit which contains an MSP430 connected to a DAC8551. I'm using PORT1 so have implemented a bit-banging approach instead of using the USCI module (bad, I know). I've noticed a ...
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AVR Reset pin for a long time

I just have a little Question, if I drive a reset pin to low (reset active) of an Atmel AVR for a long time (1 week for example, in fact it'll be really variable depending on the use) can it cause ...