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Am using a pic16f84a. I had a problem with the TMR0 and PORTB when used as inputs. I got it to work by using 11000111 in OPTION_REG. When i used 00000111 all of PORTB went high. Could anyone explain this please?
Also if i define a port bit as an input and do not use it, not hold it low or anything, could this cause the pic to crash?
Yeah i did. I have now been informed about the Pull Up in the OPTION_REG i had it enabled so have now used 10000111 so to disable them.
Cheers, have now set the inputs as outputs!|
----- Original Message -----
From: "cdb" <>
To: "Paul_Lav" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2003 10:44 PM
Subject: Re: [piclist] PIC16F84A > I haven't looked into your first problem, but the second one is - if
> you set unused pins to input, then you need to tie them high or low
> via a resistor - which is better depends on the chip and how much
> current it will consume.
> The alternative is to set unused pins to OUTPUT and have them set
> The main danger you have is shorting of unused pins, though it would
> also be possible for corruption of data to occur.
> cdb, on 17/03/2003
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