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April 5, 2007
News - Bite-size Datasheet Tutor…
about 10 years ago
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 />
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 />
AVR documentation is quite good as well but I still prefer Microchip's format.<br />
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.
about 12 years ago
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)
2. Backlight Power??
7. Backlight Enable??
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 :(