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Per Westermark
11/30/11 07:42
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#184957 - Yes
Responding to: Jan Waclawek's previous message
Yes, I know.

RC reset solutions really are miserable. Getting them to work for a normal power on is the simple part.

But they will never correctly handle slowly dropping VCC where EEPROM, flash, ... needs to be protected from accidental writes.
And they will never correctly handle a power on where power first comes for a short "bounce", then goes away and the comes back.

So RC resets should be hunted down and be terminated. They are lousy. Especially so since they can be made to work perfectly in laboratory environment where power is applied distinctly, and where power is removed distinctly (since the test subject is run without big capacitors and power is removed using a laboratory PSU or similar).

They seem to work so well until the equipment is sent out in the real world. Lots of people don't even remember to test their designs with pulsed power or with slowly dying power.

List of 25 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
P89V51RD2 And Flash Magic      Arif Deshmukh      11/26/11 18:48      
   please suggest      Andy Neil      11/26/11 23:27      
   reset button      Jan Waclawek      11/27/11 01:52      
      Reset Button      Arif Deshmukh      11/27/11 09:26      
         reset circuit      Jan Waclawek      11/27/11 13:04      
            That's the fundamental flaw with RC resets!      Andy Neil      11/28/11 14:40      
   Use a MAX700      Matthias Arndt      11/29/11 00:15      
      Rest supervisor        Steve M. Taylor      11/29/11 03:56      
         How Many Times      Michael Karas      11/29/11 05:03      
            This will continue until ...      Richard Erlacher      11/29/11 15:08      
               Power dip      Per Westermark      11/30/11 05:01      
                  real, but worse if flash      Erik Malund      11/30/11 07:17      
                  note, that here the main problem is NOT power related...      Jan Waclawek      11/30/11 07:17      
                     Yes      Per Westermark      11/30/11 07:42      
                        the ultimate joke      Erik Malund      11/30/11 08:20      
                           SiLabs watchdog      Andy Peters      11/30/11 09:25      
                              clarification      Erik Malund      11/30/11 09:43      
                                 Beware flash erase time      Maarten Brock      12/01/11 10:03      
                           brownout detection      Maarten Brock      12/01/11 10:07      
                              well,      Erik Malund      12/01/11 10:09      
                  It's not the spec's ... it's the lack of them.      Richard Erlacher      11/30/11 12:43      
   Reset Chip?      Arif Deshmukh      11/29/11 21:04      
      Why Ask???      Michael Karas      11/29/11 21:33      
         Thanks      Arif Deshmukh      11/30/11 00:29      
            a plethora of possible chips      Erik Malund      11/30/11 07:19      

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