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Wond3rboy

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Hi i am using an external interrupt(INT1) on my 18lf4620 but the problem is that when i leave it floating it causes infinite interrupts to be generated.If i enable the internal pull ups or have manual pull ups then it detects more then 1 interrupt when i actually give it a single interrupt.I am using a toggle switch for generating the -ve edged interrupt.Am i doing something wrong?
 

Pommie

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Your not doing anything wrong, it is the switch contacts bouncing that is causing multiple interrupts. You could add a resistor between the switch and the pin and a cap from the pin to Vdd to eliminate it. Or, you can eliminate it in software with some kind of debounce routine.

Mike.
 
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Wond3rboy

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I had a feeling it was de bounce and just wanted to confirm, thanks. but i was not decided on where to add the de bounce routine.Actually since the switch thing is experimental and the real interrupt is going to be generated by a RTC for which i dont think i need a de bounce routine.Although i will activate the internal pulls..weak they may be.Thanks Mike.
 
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