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Re: [avr-gcc-list] Thanks
Re: [avr-gcc-list] Thanks
Sat Jan 13 06:27:06 2001
Thank you for correcting my oversight. I did not mean to slight Denis
by not mentioning his excellent contribution to this whole avr-gcc
effort. I was merely wanted to thank those who gave me specific detail
that got me off dead-center and moving forward. Sometimes when one is
new to a subject, they need a small push in the right direction to get
going. Thanks again for that push!
J Wunsch wrote:
> Dale Seaburg <address@hidden> wrote:
> > A big thanks to Jason, Carl and especially to Joerg.
> Oh, don't forget Denis. Without his work, we wouldn't have something
> to talk about in this mailing list at all. ;-) The presence of avr-gcc
> was my prime reason to chose AVR for future microcontroller projects.
> My gripe with uisp was that there was no way to convince it to
> actually talk to my chips where the chip ID has been erased. I don't
> know how this happens, but Atmel's application note AVR910 describes
> this phenomenon: under some circumstances, it's possible that an AVR
> chip doesn't repsond with the correct chip ID. AVR910 talks about the
> ID being 3 * 0xff, i've seen this, as well as 3 * 0x00 on one AVR 1200
> chip. The programmer i'm using now is able to override this, but uisp
> never worked when i tried to hack the code to override the chip ID.
This sounds like a challenge. ;-) I can't say I'm up to it, mainly
because I found out yesterday, that I'm going to be gainfully employed
again (for at least about 300 hours) contracting to my old employer -
from whom I took early retirement two years ago. I do programming on
mainframes (HP3000 and HP-UX) and from time to time on PC's (MS Access,
Visual Basic, Excel Macros, etc.) That employment will keep me busy for
a while. My "play time" will be devoted to learning Java for using
Dallas Semi's 1-wire iButton products for some Renewable Energy
applications I want to explore. And, lastly, I'm NOT a fan of the C
language. That in itself is a major challenge to me! But, as you can
see, I'm still attempting to learn ;-)
> Oh, i'm seeing KG5LT. Interestingly enough, my first `serious' AVR
> project i'm thinking about will be a replacement for the
> fixed-frequency crystal oscillators of old VHF walkie-talkies, to be
> replaced by a DDS oscillator controlled by an AVR. Hope i'll get it
> working some day...
Now, you have piqued my curiosity, Joerg. Keep us informed on your
progress. I've always wanted to build a "crystal replacement" for
rock-bound rigs, such as commercial two-way radios that are cheaply had
at swapfests. A few years back I looked into Qualcomm's efforts with
their DDS chip, but did not pursue it.
> 73 de DL8DTL
73 - Dale. KG5LT
Re: [avr-gcc-list] Thanks, Mike Jones, 2001/01/12