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  • This is one reason I'm loyal to PICs even though I've been tempted to switch to other micros: they may be slow and have pathetic amounts of RAM but they've got some of the best datasheets I've ever seen.<br />
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    Every function on the chip is documented by a short summary, a detailed description, a table of the registers involved, a timing diagram and most importantly a listing of assembly or C code that's tested and known to work!<br />
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    AVR documentation is quite good as well but I still prefer Microchip's format.<br />
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    What I hate most are some of those ARM chips which comes with a second proprietary DSP core or networking hardware that you can't get the full documentation without entering into an NDA. And even then, the documentation tend to suck.

  • I got the old breakout board but have lost the documentation as well (silly me for thinking online docs will be online forever ;-) Tracing the circuit I got the following:
    (pins numbered according to SparkFun's labelling of the last pin on the right as 8)
    1. VCC??
    2. Backlight Power??
    3. #RESET
    4. DATA
    5. CLOCK
    6. #CS
    7. Backlight Enable??
    8. GND??
    Those labeled ?? are the ones I'm guessing. I don't have a dev environment set up right now to test. Can anyone else confirm the functions of pins 1, 2, 7 & 8? Better yer can SparkFun confirm them?

No public wish lists :(