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by Steve
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Changing the default ADC timing
Replies: 4
Views: 5464

Hi Jim, Yes, it is as simple as that. But do remember that you will *always* need to declare this variable in any future FlowCode programs you create using this chip (if you indend to use the ADC). In addition, you will *always* need to set it to an appropriate default value. My second suggestion ma...
by Steve
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: pic12f629
Replies: 1
Views: 4214

You may have a problem with the bank-switching statements. Instead of RPO, it should be RP0 (i.e. the number zero, not the letter 'O').
by Steve
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: MPLAD IDE 7.22 question
Replies: 3
Views: 5550

There are a few things to note regarding ICD2 use with our dev board (HP488) and multiprogrammer (EB-006). By default, these boards come with a 19.6608MHz crystal, but this crystal speed has problems with the ICD2. Instead, either replace it with a lower value, or use the RC mode instead. It is also...
by Steve
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: FlowCode v3
Replies: 72
Views: 41503

Hi James, We are always interested in new ideas for components and we do develop new components from time to time. It is a question of finding the time to do them. Please email the code to me and I will have a quick look at it with a view to driving it from FlowCode. If it looks easy to incorporate,...
by Steve
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Foreign language support
Replies: 12
Views: 18512

Foreign language support

As you may be aware, FlowCode has already been translated into a number of different languages. At the moment, I think it is available in the following languages: * English * French * German * Dutch * Spanish * Finnish * Italian (I think) * Chinese - simple We would like to increase the number of la...
by Steve
Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Changing the default ADC timing
Replies: 4
Views: 5464

Here's a couple of suggestions for making it a bit more customisable (as per Jim's requests in another thread). I've not tested them myself, but they should work: Suggestion 1 - Use a FlowCode variable All FlowCode variables are accessible from embedded C code, including most of that stored in the F...
by Steve
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: FlowCode v3
Replies: 72
Views: 41503

Chet and Marc:

Do you want a PWM component that utilises a PICmicro's PWM peripheral, or do you require a general PWM component that can be run with PICmicros without a PWM peripheral?

Obviously, the latter will be more complicated - but I can see that the former could be quite easy to do.
by Steve
Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Changing the default ADC timing
Replies: 4
Views: 5464

Changing the default ADC timing

As promised, here's a quick "how to" for those of you wanting to speed up the ADC: The code for performing ADC conversion is actually contained in the appropriate FCD file for each chip (these can be found in the same directory as the FlowCode EXE). This is because different chips may use different ...
by Steve
Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: FlowCode v3
Replies: 72
Views: 41503

Wow - all of this feedback is fantastic and we'll try our best to accommodate it. Jim - I think you've convinced me on the ADC option thing. And you are correct - the SDK is far too complicated. We have started to externalise the code for the more advanced components as a way of speeding up our own ...
by Steve
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: FlowCode v3
Replies: 72
Views: 41503

Hi Jim, Yes - I'll have a look, but the one thing I do not want to do with this next interation of FlowCode is overcomplicate things. One of FlowCode's biggest strengths is that it allows people with practically no knowlegde of programming or of PICs to get relatively complex programs up and running...
by Steve
Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Trick to see compilation errors (Flowcode V2 only)
Replies: 1
Views: 10008

Trick to see compilation errors (Flowcode V2 only)

Here's something that may help some of you, especially if you embed your own C or assembly code into FlowCode. Normally, the errors generated by the compiler are displayed so fast that it is practically impossible to see them. To get around this, I run a batch file instead of the C compiler directly...
by Steve
Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: FlowCode v3
Replies: 72
Views: 41503

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Here's a quick response to some of the specifics: * 16-bit math - yes * floating point - probably not * a/d - this can be achieved already using embedded C / Asm code. We'll look into the possibility of customising the a/d conversions from within FlowCode itself. *...
by Steve
Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: New E-Blocks for 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 6298

New E-Blocks for 2006

We've spent a lot of time recently on expanding our range of E-Blocks and have quite a few new ones coming out soon - please keep an eye on our website for more details. Here's a taster of what's on the horizon... * Bluetooth * Voice CODEC (add voice comms to the Bluetooth board) * MIDI * LIN * Moto...
by Steve
Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: FlowCode v3
Replies: 72
Views: 41503

FlowCode v3

Hi everybody. Just to let you know, we have now begun work on the next version of FlowCode. The main set of new features are: * improved UI * 18F compatability * 16-bit support * string support * better underlying C compiler * ability to see generated C code * entry of numbers in decimal, hex or bin...
by Steve
Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Flowcode V2 & V3
Topic: Support for 18FXXX parts
Replies: 11
Views: 9698

Just to let you know, FlowCode development has begun and 18F series compatability is definitely on the way.

I'm about to put up a new post listing the other new features, so please refer to that if you want to know more...