Hello! Need help with reading 8,16 microcontroller/chip datasheets.

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Nikolaj Kapa

Joined Jan 6, 2017
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I recently began to study for a computer tech repair and I'm having troubles with identifying registers and how to work with them according to datasheet. Also, I need to read\understand in datasheet logical gates, triggers and how they interact between themselves.

Can anyone please post top quality sources about datasheet reading for beginners?
 

DickCappels

Joined Aug 21, 2008
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I think your question is too general to attract a good answer.

To gain the kind of knowledge you seek, you should carefully read the datasheets and tutorials for the controllers/processor in which you are interested.

To get you started, the URL below takes you to a tutorial on the AVR series of controllers. If my guess is right, somebody will soon post a link to a good tutorial on PIC controllers. With that, you will have a very good overview.

http://www.avr-tutorials.com/
 

ClassOfZero

Joined Dec 28, 2016
114
As for understanding logic gates, experiment with actual components. Go forth with a soldering iron in one hand, a data sheet in another and curiosity in your mind.

If you get stuck I'll let you one in a secret...leave it for a couple of hours, or even days, and attack it again with a clear mind.
 

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Nikolaj Kapa

Joined Jan 6, 2017
2
Thanks for replies. After looking at a few datasheets, I already can see registers names, bits, how and what for change in those bits. "From simple to complex things". Like in lego constructor, from understanding of simple lego pieces to complex structures made out of lego.
 
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