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April 5, 2007
News - Bite-size Datasheet Tutor…
about 6 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 8 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?
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