AVR / atmega328p reference book

Hi all,

Hope this is in the right place.....

Anyway, I've been working with Motorola 68HC11 microcontrollers for 20+ years and constantly refer to the "68HC11 Reference Manual" (a.k.a. "The Pink Book") for info on opcodes, timing, register addresses and bit patterns, etc...

I've recently started working with the Arduino boards and now I need a reference manual for the ATMEGA series of microcontrollers.

Does anyone know if there is an "official" Atmel databook for those processors?

The only thing I can seem to find that even comes close is the Atmel PDF data for the controller, and it doesn't have anywhere near the information that I need.

Any suggestions?


-- Roger

Get the datasheet for the particular microcontroller you're interested in, e.g. http://www.atmel.com/Images/doc8271.pdf, then there is the AVR instruction set, which is common across many MCUs: http://www.atmel.com/Images/doc0856.pdf

If that doesn't cover it, let us know!

Haha, didn't notice the Kalashnikov quote at first. My uncle was into accuracy and he wasn't impressed, he'd say "they work by statistics". But that's not the entire story and I definitely give the guy props for reliability.

AH! The second link was what I'm looking for (the instruction set). Thanks!

Off topic.... I have lots of rifles including AR-15 and AKM (Kalashnikov "AK-47") types. The AR is somewhat more accurate than the AK, but the AK NEVER ever jams or fails. The only thing that can stop it is an empty mag! :slight_smile:

Concerning "accuracy", the AR does 3 inch groups at 100 yards while the AK does 6 to 8 inch groups at 100 yards. Either one is fine by me... if I can see it, I can hit it.

If I could have only one rifle, it would be the AK... hands down.

Thanks again for the link. That was what I needed!

-- Roger