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Watchdog timer not being called in sleep mode

On an ATMega328p, I'm trying to setup a program that counts 1 second intervals via the watchdog timer, even when the chip is in sleep mode. A button interrupt puts the chip into sleep mode. The ...
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How do I use a button to wake up an atmega32?

Sorry for any noobiness, I'm more of a software engineer. How do I use button interrupts in general? As in, if I put my microcontroller to sleep, I'd like a button to wake it up. How should I go ...
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How can I wake up an ATtiny84 microcontroller at specific time of the day?

I am trying to create an alarm that wakes up at a certain time and does a series of instructions. To set the times that it wakes up, I am going to use the headphone of an Android device to send ...
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Actual power consumtion of xbee series 2 in sleep/power down mode?

According to user manual and several other official documents from Digi, xbee in the power down/sleep mode can consume as low as 1uA. But somehow such a low power consumption seems simply unachievable ...
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problem in sleep mode of xbee series 2

I am having some trouble dealing with xbee s2 sleep mode. Hope you all can give me some help. The following is my setup: The network composes of one coordinator and several end devices, all in ...
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Inverting interrupt edge (STM32 wake up pin)

A sleeping STM32 can be woken up by a rising edge on its wake up pin. But if the IC on the other end of the line only interrupts as falling edge, is it possible to invert it somehow ?
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Deepsleep mode Data saving in PIC18

I am using a PIC 18F46J50 microcontroller and the C18 compiler. I want to retain some data when the controller exits deep sleep mode. I found two registers DSGPR0 ...
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AVR startup time w/ external xtal/osc

When using an external xtal/osc with an AVR, you get several startup time options when setting the fuses, such as: 6 CK/14 CK + 0 ms 6 CK/14 CK + 4 ms 6 CK/14 CK + 64 ms Now... does anyone know if ...
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STM32F103 low power mode (stop)

I've got a project where I'm trying to get the power consumption down as low as possible (on an STM32F103RCT6). I looked at ST's document on getting the STM32F2 power consumption down as low as ...
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Sleep modes on CCS PIC 18F87J11

I am using timer1 as my 100 ms interrupt clock timer. I don't use hardware WDT, I do this myself. Can I sleep (or idle) the processor and just wake up when the 100 ms clock interrupt goes off? If so, ...
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What happens to other component's power consumption, when uC is switched to low-power mode

Currently, I am using a uC (Atmel ATtiny85-PU20), which will eventually run battery powered, and I am trying to reduce power consumption of entire circuit to maximise time between battery changes. ...
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Microcontroller Sleep Race Condition

Given a microcontroller that is running the following code: ...
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Raspberry Pi minimum sleep time

I managed to connect an old PS/2 keyboard to the GPIO pins of my Raspberry Pi. I do get correct data from the keyboard which means when I press 'A' on the keyboard I get 'A' in my C code. The big ...
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Datasheet term for transistor power consumption when OFF?

I'm trying to find a transistor that can power up to 1A (1000mA) on an animated LED strip lighting circuit. From this thread I found the BC517 darlington: Choosing the right transistor for a ...
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Need help understanding Ultra Low Power Wakeup on PIC16F887

I am trying to implement the "Ultra Low Power Wake Up" feature on a small PIC project. The idea is the chip will go to sleep, and then be woken up in the future by the ULPWU interrupt. The idea ...
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How is this Pushbutton Debounce code?

I am monitoring a pushbutton with a microcontroller where I am trying to take care of four things together: 50-msec debounce upon push-begin and 25-msec debounce upon push-release identify a ...
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How to make XBee sleep?

Arduino Fio with XBee radio. I have read the XBee manual (pg. 24-25), trying to figure out how to put it to sleep, but what I tried did not work. Then I found an example sketch using XBee sleeping, ...
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Best pattern for WFI (wait-for-interrupt) on Cortex (ARM) microcontrolers

I'm looking into developing battery-powered software using the EFM Gekko controllers (http://energymicro.com/) and would like the controller to be asleep whenever there's nothing useful for it to be ...
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AVR (at90usb1286) sleep and USB

I am using an AVR at90usb1286-based Teensy++ 2.0 to periodically read data from a few sensors. In its final form, my project will act based on the sensor inputs. For now, I log the results to the USB ...
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What quiescent current draw of my circuit would be acceptable for a 100mAh battery?

The microcontroller and several sensors of my circuit draw 10µA in sleep mode. I am using a 100mAh lithium polymer battery. Is this quiescent current acceptable? Should I install a physical switch to ...
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ArduinoBT UART Communications

Is there any way to monitor what is being sent to the WT-11 module via UART? I'm trying to implement deep sleep on the WT-11 and can run the iWRAP "TEST DEEPSLEEP" command successfully but the deep ...
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Bluetooth power saving mode for ArduinoBT

I'm trying to get my ArduinoBT to be a bit more power friendly, I have it running in a sensor network and it is constantly drawing power. I want to be able to turn off or put the Bluetooth module to ...
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Low Battery Indicator

I'm looking to make a battery life indicator that I can use in conjunction with a micro-controller. I'm hoping that I can then read the current battery life remaining and increasingly put the ...
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How to Sleep Arduino

How do you program a sleep mode for your Arduino?