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I would like to use the analog reference (AREF) pin on the Arduino Due. However, in the datasheet it mentions desoldering a BR1 resistor.

Could someone show me a picture with that specific resistor highlighted (I am not very good at reading schematics).

Also, why does this resistor exist if it limits the use of this capability?


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Hi Ryan,

I have never played around with this.  However, when I was working on this:

I added the notes in the attached picture Capture.png.

Component highlighed in Capture1.png.

Why would they do this?:  It makes the board easier to use (consider the market).  Also, Vref can only get smaller than this current value.  By fixing it on the board, I suspect that they hoped to reduce failures due to folks applying 5V, and the like.



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Its rather tricky to get at that component as its in the shadow of a large MLCC,
I hope a revised board uses a switch or jumper.

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