Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

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Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

Postby tomdelta » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:01 am

Hello to all,
IΒ΄m quite new with Flowcode and IΒ΄m testing the AVR demo version. But I can only select the Atmega32 with a new project! Is this normal?
I could not find any hints about this.

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Thomas

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Re: Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

Postby Benj » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:21 am

Hello Thomas

Yes I think that the only chip available in the demo version is the ATMEGA32.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Re: Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

Postby tomdelta » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:35 pm

Hello Benj,

thanks for the info! No problem, IΒ΄m testing with the atmega32. I was a little bit confused because I found no information regarding this on your page or in the flowcode datasheet. Also I found no information regarding the differences between the AVR demo and the home version. Only some limitation of the components but not in detail.

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Re: Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

Postby Benj » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:00 pm

Hello thomas

This info was taken from the Flowcode v4 datasheet.

Code size limits
For the AVR version of Flowcode there are no code size limits for any
version. For the Free PICmicro version the code will limit to 2KB of
compiled and assembled code (18 series PICmicro limit is 4K). For the
PICmicro Student version the code will limit to 4KB of compiled and
assembled code (18 series PICmicro limit is 8K).

Limited components
Free and home versions do not have all components. Limited component
versions all have LED, LED array, Switch, Switchbank, ADC, LCD, 7-segment
display, Keypad, Quad 7-segment display, and PWM. The PICmicro version
additionally has MIAC and Formula Flowcode. These versions cannot have
more components added to them as free downloads. Other versions include
all components.

Free version
This well featured version allows you to verify that Flowcode will provide
the functions you need and is also suitable for use with hardware devices like
the Formula Flowcode robot and ECIO. This is a fully working version of
Flowcode that has some limitations. For Flowcode for PICmicro MCUs the
demo version will produce hex code for only the following: 16F628A,
16F690, 16F88, 16F84A, 16F877, 18F2220, 18F4431, Formula Flowcode, and
ECIO. Free versions are limited to around 50 usable icons and also have
code size limitations for PICmicro microcontrollers.

Home version
The Home version is limited in the compiled code size it can produce and in
the number of Flowcode components provided: communications functions
are not supported. The AVR home version is limited in Flowcode
components but has no code size limit. Home versions are not licensed for
use in institutions.

Pro version
The Pro version includes all functions, components, full code compilation
size and is licensed for commercial use. Industrial users who need more than
one licence will need to purchase each licence separately.

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Re: Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

Postby tomdelta » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:03 pm

Hello Ben,

thanks for the Info!! So if I understand right the AVR Demo have have the following limitations:
- only ATMEGA32 !
- max 50 usable icons
- Components: LED, LED array, Switch, Switchbank, ADC, LCD, 7-segment
display, Keypad, Quad 7-segment display, and PWM (same like the Home Version!?)
- no code limitation

AVR Home:
- no device limitation
- no icon limitation
- Components: LED, LED array, Switch, Switchbank, ADC, LCD, 7-segment
display, Keypad, Quad 7-segment display, and PWM (same like the Demo Version!?)
- no code limitation

sorry to borther you with this, but it was not really clear for me because of the mixture with the PIc version.
Thank you to exercise so much patience with me!! :P

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Thomas

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Re: Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

Postby Benj » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:24 pm

Hello

No your right it is best to get a clear picture of exactly what you are purchasing.

Yes the available components are the same on the demo and the home versions of Flowcode and your other comments regarding demo / home versions are also correct.

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Re: Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

Postby nas2000co » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:57 am

dear

why i cant DAC modules in flow code AVR it make me confused if this modules isn't in this software what is the reason of that ???????? :?

i use atxmega 64a3

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Re: Flowcode AVR Demo Targets limitations?

Postby kersing » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:44 pm

nas2000co wrote:why i cant DAC modules in flow code AVR it make me confused if this modules isn't in this software what is the reason of that ?


Most micro controllers have ADC but no DAC, as a result it has not been implemented yet. Your current options are to log a feature request to have it added (may take a while as there are other requests in the queue), add it yourself, find someone else willing (and able) to add it for you or use C code icons to control DAC.
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