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Although Flash Magic is a program reset pin. With these devices you Note AN10187Ω1, available from the Philips
that’s self-explanatory to a large will always have to make use of website provides all the necessary informa-
extent, it is worthwhile to take a either the Break Detect or IAP tion. But, briefly, the circuit operation is
quick look at the settings related to method. So be careful and convince essentially as follows: C1 on the reference
Start Bootrom in the ISP menu. A yourself that your code is correct. input is charged via R1 until the level is equal
number of things depend on The only method of escape once to the input of the comparator. From then on,
whether Break Detect or Pulses on you’re stuck is by using a parallel the charge/discharge cycle is controlled by
Reset Pin is used. The latter option programmer to clear the chip after a the result from the comparator. The number
will always work, provided the reset mistake. Fortunately only a small of charge cycles is proportional to the com-
jumper is fitted and in the menu number of these devices have been parator input voltage. By counting the num-
‘Options/Advanced Options/Hard- manufactured. ber of charge cycles during a predetermined
ware Config’ the tickbox ‘Use DTR number of cycles (charge and discharge) the
and RTS to enter ISP-mode’ has been level of te input voltage can be determined.
ticked. The other method will only ADC For a more detailed description and back-
work when the (running) code has As already mentioned, the above ground theory we refer you to the aforemen-
provision for this option, as design has a feature that allows an tioned application note.
described earlier. ADC to be realised even though the
Ex factory, the boot-loader is P89LPC932 does not have an on-
already enabled so that loading the board ADC. The principle of opera- In conclusion
first program will succeed even tion is based on the Sigma-Delta It would go too far to describe all the details of
without explicitly enabling the boat method. The two analogue compara- the P89LPC932. Fortunately, there is plenty of
loader. Consult the accompanying tors that are standard peripherals on code available for the 80C51 (often well doc-
PDF-file for more instructions with this controller are employed for this umented in application notes). In addition,
regard to Flash Magic. purpose. Because each comparator new application notes frequently appear on
Attention: up to version C of the has a selectable input (refer to Fig- the Philips website, explaining the details of
P89LPC932 it was not possible to ure 6), it becomes possible to make specific peripherals.
activate the boot loader using the a four-channel ADC. Application (030161-2)

Atmel AVR Micro Programmer
September 2001, p. 52, 010005-1
The author has come up with another new release of the soft-
ware, which may be downloaded free of charge from our web-
site. The old version contained a bug causing incorrect pro-
gramming of the last few bytes in the 4K device (4051).

Minimalist Induction-Balance Metal Detector

October 2003, p. 60, 020290-1
Unfortunately a few mistakes have been made in the num-
bering of three ICs on PCB 020290-1. This affects the compo-
nent overlay of the board (Figure 2).

Position IC1 on the printed circuit board should be IC4

Position IC2 on the printed circuit board should be IC1 (7555).
Position IC4 on the printed circuit board should be IC2 (7555).

DDS RF Signal Generator

October 2003, p. 14, 020299-1
The values of R7 and R8 should be interchanged in the
schematic and the parts list.
The correct descriptions are: R7 = 86Ω6; R8 = 43Ω2.

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