Hi Jon, in your opnion does using a wizard remove teh requirements of understanding the operational details of the embedded pereferials?
It removes some of it, Dave. I would use a wizard to get some code to start with and then examine the code to determine how it affects the I/O ports and peripherals. You can get a good idea of the base-level code needed for hardware, but I'd want to know the details to ensure I knew what is going on.
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