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  1. I have looked all over the site and other somewhat disreputable sites looking for the Chameleon compiler that is mentioned every time I build a project with BoostC++. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Where do i go to get it?
  2. I'll have to check that tomorrow, but if I recall from the scope, I was not generating the interrupt on the positive edge of the pwm cycle. I'll check that tomorrow
  3. I am using the PWM, but a 50% duty cycle is what needs to be there due to the discharge of the capacitor after it charges. If I lengthen the DC, then the cap may not discharge enough for the next charge cycle and the timing will be messed up. I also found out that the comparator interrupts on any change in the output. I dodn't know that up front, so I can use the discharge interrupt to setup for the next charge cycle. I realize that I'm using tmr2 for the pwm, but there does not seem to be a good way of using that to catch the beginning of the pwm cycle. I have fed the pwm output into INT0 and this seems to work, but I suspect there is a better way. i don't understand how to use tmr2 to catch the pwm leading edge, but either way it will wind up being an interrupt, so whether a tmr2 or INT0 I guess doesn't really matter. What do you think?
  4. I am attempting to make an ohmmeter out of this chip by pulsing a pin using PWM. The pin has a resistor capacitor series network. The resistor is the unit under test. I can use tmr3 to get the time to reach a specific voltage level (1T = 0.63 x VDD) and can interrupt when the comparator trips, but how do I catch the start of the pulse? Is there an interrupt for pulse start or am I goign to need to feed the PWM signal into an external int? Or maybe one of you smart guys has a better way. Any thoughts?
  5. Ok, Well, I manged to figure out how to fix this anyway. The 'light' function uitoa_dec() will give me an unsigned number that I can use in the display. It still makes no sense to me why a defined unsigned short placed in a function requiring an unsigned short would somehow produce a signed result. Anyway, problem solved.
  6. I am attempting to use the rand and srand functions to generate a "random" pause between sections of my code. I am using the 18F2510, have added the rand.pic18.lib file to my project and have included the rand.h file in the program. I keep getting negative numbers in my random number variable. I don't understand this as the routine states that an unsigned short should be returned from the call. I wrote the following as a test of the rand and srand functions to see what is happening. char buff[9]; char* ptr; unsigned short random_int; srand(7123); for(i = 0; i < 10; i++) { lcd_clear(); random_int = rand(); ptr = itoa(random_int,buff,10); // contained in stdlib.h lprintf(ptr); } The values I get form this are as follows: 15322, -16984, -9592, -22399, -30702, -32477, 4657, 8984, 12677, 6234 Can someone please explain to me what I am doing wrong? I just modified the code to give me hex numbers instead of decimals (radix 16 instead of 10). The results are 3bda, bda8, da88, a881, 8812, 8123, 1231, 2318, 3185, 185a. None of these are negative from the standpoint of an unsigned short. Why am I getting signed numbers in this? What is the lprintf (or itoa) doing that it should not? What have I missed? Can someone please explain this to me?
  7. What? "as a float 0x41bba752 = 0x4e83774f"?! Wait.... I'm going to go do some research on this.... I obviously missed something in C training. I'll have to get back to you on this. That makes absolutely no sens at all to me. In fact, at the moment, that seems like a complete contradiction. Not saying you're wrong. In fact, I'm saying you're probably right and I just don't understand. So, thank you for the correction, and I'm gonna go and relearn - or maybe just learn - what it is you;re talking about. Thanks.
  8. I'm not sure how that is really any different. If I take a floating point variable and shift in 0x41bba752 and take a second floating point variable and load it with 23.4567, do they not contain the same hex values? That is really confusing if they would not be the same. I understand what you mean about the integer type value being very large, but if the bits in a float variable loaded with 23.4567 are in the same order as the one loaded with 0x41bba752, why do they produce different values? Is it becuase of what you said above? "a float is a pointer... " So, somehow when a float is declared, the compiler knows to grab 4 bytes, but uses each byte differently than if the float is loaded with the same bit pattern in a different way? Why does that make any sense? Wait, is it backwards? If I shift in the bits in reverse byte order, wil I get the correct value in the float?
  9. The Union worked!! Thank you! I have no idea WHY it worked, but it worked. This is excellent! I now have a complete I2C LCD library that can receive any kind of variabel and display it on an LCD. Perfect! I would still love to hear why my original code does not do the same thing.
  10. I'll try both today. Can anyone explain why my code doesn't work? I realize that an int is only 2 bytes, but the fact is a float is 4 bytes and if I load a float with the value 23.4567, the hex value stored in the variable should be 0x41bba752 based in IEEE. So, if I shift those bits into the variable, why do I get such strange results? As I said, if I load the variable with 23.4567 and then use the method listed above, the LCD will have 23.4567 on it, but when I shift the bits into the variable and perform the above function, the LCD gives me nonsense. Is there a reason for this that I am not understanding?
  11. int i, f; float fnum = 0x41bba752; // this should be 23.4567 i = float32_to int32(fnum); lprintf("%d",i); lprintf("."); f = float32_to_int32(float32_mul(float32_sub(fnum,float32_from_int32(i)),10000)); lprintf("%d".f); I am attempting to recombine a set of 4 bytes sent via I2c into a floating point number. I can see the 4 bytes being transferred using a logic analyzer and they are correct for the number I am transferring, but I can't get the recombined number to diaply correctly, so I tried to just load the floating point number as a hex value and I get garbage on the LCD. Here's what I'm doing: see above (I guess - this thing never puts my code where I want it). Anyway, the LCD shows -23040.-1 which is obviously wrong. So, why am I gettign such garbage? Any ideas? If I use fnum = 23.4567, the LCD shows 23.4567. Maybe I did the conversion wrong, but Im pretty sure that 23.4567 = 0x41bba752.
  12. I2C Configuration

    Yeah, thanks. Thoght that might be the case. Sad. Would be a nice upgrade along with some sort of configuration bit editor. Would really make for a useful set.
  13. I have seen in the "Images" subdirectory in the Sourceboost directory that there are pictures of what appear to be configuration tools for I2C. Where is this tool located? Is this part of the simulator? I have not been able to find this anywhere. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
  14. I am trying to encapsulate 2 ports from 18F2620 into a single variable. What I want to be able to do is something like the following pseudocode variable ex_port = porta:portb // 16 bits of 2 ports in a single variable for (z = 0, z<16, z++) ex_port.z = 1 next z what I'm trying to do is to sequence through both ports as well as to be able to address each individual port pin wihtout having to first address the individual port. I hope that makes sense. Is there some way to bundle the ports together like this? Since boostc does not support bitfields, this becomes pretty large if I used a structure of bytes. I hope I'm not just making this way harder than it needs to be. Is there an easy way?
  15. I have been trying for the last couple of days to program the 18f24j11. I know there are some problems with the header file included in boostc, but I think I have fixed them. Section of header file is attached. However, fixing the header file doesn't fix the chip. I still have no life. Program is primitive, but I am just trying to get anything to work. I am using pickit2 to program the chip. No errors when programming. Is there anything you guys see that is wrong with the code/header? Is there some wierd way to program the chip that is different from other 18f chips? I am using 3.3v power supply, so I know that is not the issue. Any thoughts on this? PIC18F24J11.h.txt 18F24J11-3_3V.cpp