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Re: [avr-libc-dev] [task #3693] Add new devices: mega 640-1280-1281-2560

From: Paul Schlie
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] [task #3693] Add new devices: mega 640-1280-1281-2560-2561
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 16:46:37 -0500
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> From: Jeff Barlow <address@hidden>
>> Paul Schlie <address@hidden>  wrote:
>> - too bad Atmel didn't simply choose simply require function entries
>> be aligned on 2-word FLASH memory boundaries for these devices
> How is that going to make the return address (pushed on the
> stack) any smaller?

- would only work if all return locations were similarly aligned.

> Also, what happens when Atmel introduces the mega512x parts?

- only by conveniently ignoring that possibility; as Atmel seems to
  have already positioned the arm family of uC's to likely satisfy
  broader needs beyond these devices.

> Sorry, there's no getting around the fact that the program
> counter can be more than 16 bits now.

- don't strongly disagree.

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