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bluejets

Where would one find any document relating to how Arduino use is restricted?


bluejets

Thanks. I have seen (somewhere) there is a restriction where use is limited/forbidden on anything that may be looked upon as life threatening or possibility of causing this to come about.
As an example in some instances in the use in motor vehicles.

Can't seem to find it anywhere.

CrossRoads

Used to be on the last page of the Atmel Atmega328P datasheet.

The re-released datasheet under Microchip no longer carries it.

http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/ATmega48A-PA-88A-PA-168A-PA-328-P-DS-DS40002061A.pdf





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Robin2

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Apr 19, 2019, 08:57 am Last Edit: Apr 19, 2019, 08:58 am by Robin2
That Microchip document says (page 661)
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Use of Microchip devices in life support and/or safety applications is entirely at the buyer's risk, and the buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Microchip from any and all damages, claims, suits, or expenses resulting from such use.
I think the constraints are now wider, not narrower.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

ChrisTenone

That Microchip document says (page 661)
I think the constraints are now wider, not narrower.

...R
I dunno Robin, Previously they said "Don't do it." Now they say that the user is responsible to prove it wasn't their fault. Seems to me it depends on how much the user can spend on lawyers. If, say GM, uses an 'off-the-shelf' Microchip product in a car, I would imagine GM's legal budget would guarantee a win any legal challenge to the current requirement. A major manufacturer would surely write their own terms and conditions though.
What, I need to say something else too?

Robin2

Now they say that the user is responsible to prove it wasn't their fault.
IMHO that is not what it says. I reckon Microchip hopes that it means "whatever happens, we're not going to take the blame, and if we are to blame, you have have to pay all our costs"

As you say, the folks who will really benefit are the lawyers :)

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

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