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bug #22540: Adding signature bytes to header files

Submitted by:  John Samperi <samperi>
Submitted on:  Mon 10 Mar 2008 10:33:24 PM UTC  
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  9 - Immediate Item Group:  Header files
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  Eric Weddington <arcanum>
Percent Complete:  100% Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  1.6.2 Fixed Release:  1.7.0

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Wed 07 May 2008 08:54:31 PM UTC, comment #2: 

That is the intent:
- Add the signature bytes to the ELF file
- Get the signature information from the XML device files

However this will not happen in time for the next WinAVR release.

Eric Weddington <arcanum>
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Wed 07 May 2008 03:15:30 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This should now be easy with device header files generated from xml part files(?)


I'd like to see this taken further by adding the signature bytes to ELF files like the fuse and lockbit API do. This is already done by AVR Studio's programming software when saving elf files.

This would be advantageous for programming software as it would provide a way to identify the target device from the ELF file.

Tero Sinervo <tvjsin>
Mon 10 Mar 2008 10:33:24 PM UTC, original submission:  

Signature bytes are usefull for bootloader implementation.

They are supplied with the Atmel assembler include files but none of the C compilers header files I have looked at have them.

Example of existing signature bytes info in assembler .inc files:

; ***** SPECIFY DEVICE ***************************************************
.device ATmega164P
.equ   SIGNATURE_000   = 0x1e
.equ   SIGNATURE_001   = 0x94
.equ   SIGNATURE_002   = 0x0a


John Samperi <samperi>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2008-10-17 arcanum Percent Complete70% => 100%
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 1.7.0
    2008-10-17 arcanum StatusNone => Fixed
    2008-10-17 arcanum Percent Complete0% => 70%
        Assigned toNone => arcanum
    2008-08-11 arcanum Priority3 - Low => 9 - Immediate
    2008-05-07 arcanum ReleaseNone => 1.6.2
    2008-03-17 arcanum CategoryHeader => Feature Request
        Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
    2008-03-10 samperi Carbon-Copy- => Added samperi

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