Questions tagged [flash]

Flash memory is a type of memory available on the Arduino boards. It can be accessed from a program using PROGMEM directive to store data. For questions about using and accessing flash memory, use this tag.

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ESP8266 flasher: Failed to connect

Hey guys I wanted to flash my ESP8266 but every time I use the flasher it say: Failed to connect. I'm using an ESP-01 module. I connected it with some wires so VCC -> 3.3V, GND -> GND, TX -> ...
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Arduino Mega as a EEPROM Programmer for Winbond W29EE011 memories

I'm trying to use my Arduino Mega as an EEPROM memory writer. For this project, besides my Arduino Mega, I use an SD Card module, an LCD display and two push buttons to handle the events. Inside the ...
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ESP32 Espressif ESP32_DevKitC_V4 in platformio: flash issues

I am using the Espressif ESP32_DevKitC_V4 with platformio, and i cannot flash the board. I read about the various "button dance" procedures, and the ES32-WROVER and the ESP32-WROVER-B seem ...
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Reading and writing to GD25B32CPIG flash memory

I recently removed a GD25B32CPIG flash memory chip from a commercial coin-operated arcade game. Apparently it has all the game's sounds stored directly on the chip. I decided to see if I can learn to ...
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Arduino does not boot when SPI lines are loaded

i connected an Arduino Nano to an external SPI Flash using THIS tutorial (russian) and the SPIMemory library. While accessing the Flash works well, i have encountered the following issue: The Problem: ...
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Arduino Nano 33 BLE - use of flash to store data; how to expand a piece of sample code

I've been looking into how to store data in between restarts. With an Arduino UNO, there are plenty of EEPROM libraries, but I'm not finding something 'off the rack' for the Arduino Nano 33 BLE. I ...
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How do I get the size of my program at runtime?

(This question is specific for the Arduino Due, but maybe there's a general answer to the question) I'm using DueFlashStorage to store application data in the flash memory of my Arduino Due. That ...
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Node MCU not functioning correctly

i have a node mcu and i uploaded one example code to test it for rf signal decoding it worked. so after that i have written a code based on that and when i uploaded the code my node MCU suddenly isn't ...
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How to adjust Partition Scheme Wemos D1 mini pro?

I bought myself a WEMOS D1 mini PRO (16MB) for creating a quite large project. As I'm writing code, my memory is starting to grow. When I looked at the Flash size in Arduino IDE, the only options I ...
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How can we remove unused feature in Arduino's standard SD library so we can reduce the sketch size?

With the ReadWrite example in Arduino IDE, the sketch size is 10980 bytes (34%) of an Arduino UNO's storage. How can we reduce the sketch size? There isn't any kind of #define to turn on/off features ...
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D1 mini esp8266 error: esptool.FatalError: Failed to connect to ESP8266: Timed out waiting for packet header

I am pretty sure this device worked yesterday. I tried to short GPIO0 to ground (flash), nothing. I have a second ESP that uploads fine, but this one does not. Is their another way to get this ...
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25Q128 flash and garbage data over SPI

I have a logic analyzer coming in the mail, but thought I might ask for help here first. I soldered the 25Q128 flash onto an adapter and wired it up to an Arduino UNO clone as you can see in the ...
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Extend program space by getting rid of bootloader on NANO

I just have a complex program that runs on a NANO. Now when I use my printlns for debugging I am running out of memory. I read about using a programmer to get rid of the bootloader that uses 2K space ...
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ESP32: best way to embed certificates

I'm using the Arduino framework on an ESP32 based board. The board has an SD card slot, but I'm not going to use it. Anyway, I need to store somewhere the certificates. To the the firmware I've just ...
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Is it possible to upload and run code from EEPROM during boot time?

I am having problems while writing custom bootloader, so that it uploads code from EEPROM (for now internal, as I have no external memory in my hands) and writes into flash. After ~2 weeks of ...
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External RAM (23LC1024) and external Flash (W25Q64JVSSIQ) with Sparkfun SAMD21

i'm trying to extend the capabilities of the Sparkfun SAMD21. My question is, which pins do I have to share? I mean, I understand that MISO, MOSI and SCK are shared, but CS connects each to a ...
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How Arduino UNO differentiate between program/flash and serial terminal data

I am excited to know how Arduino UNO or nano differentiate between program data that is to be burned into its flash when we press Upload Sketch and serial terminal data when we press Send? Is there ...
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Erasing 1 byte of external Flash memory (winbond)

i'm trying to use an external flash memory Winbond 25q64jvsiq for my Arduino Nano based project for audio recording purposes, to have extra memory for recording 1 byte audio samples, since Arduino ...
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How are locations in FLASH memory addressed?

There is an external FLASH memory (W25Q80DV) that I want to use with the Arduino. This memory has 4096 pages of 256 bytes each. I want to make multiple writes per page to use memory evenly and erase ...
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ESP8266 OTA update with different flash size settings?

I have an ESP8266 in a project. It's specifically this ESP8266 SMT Module - ESP-12F item. It's been working great with OTA, but I realized belatedly that I didn't change the flash settings when I ...
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Is there a way for an Arduino to flash another one without a computer?

I am going to create a game console. The games will be in an SD card and an Arduino (or an Atmega chip) will read a hex file's contents to RAM and will flash it to another one. Something like this but ...
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Can I force a function to live in the boot sector without overwriting the bootloader?

Not for any practical purpose but just out of curiosity, I want to abuse the flash memory and write it dynamically at run-time. This is, in a sense, what the bootloader does. If I understand it, the ...
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Writing to flash memory fails with Optiboot

I am having some issue writing to flash memory on Arduino Uno. I burned the optiboot bootloader that ships with the IDE 1.8.3 to the chip, then uploaded the test_dospm sketch to write content to ...
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How can a function/method determine if a const array passed in is PROGMEM (flash) or not (RAM)?

Is it possible for a function/method to know if a constant array that has been passed in is in flash or RAM? If I have a method or function that receives a constant array that is in RAM, the array is ...
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esp8266 OTA issue

I have uploaded the BasicOTA sketch in Esp8266-12e. I am written one program, when i try to upload it first time in Esp using the OTA port it gets uploaded successfully, but when i try to upload any ...
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SPIFFS image does not fit in flash (offset 108MB)

I'm trying to upload an empty SPIFFS image to my ESP32's flash memory via the ESP32 sketch data uploader but I'm getting the following error: [SPIFFS] data : /path/to/my/data [SPIFFS] start : ...
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Is possible use Macro F() with Integer and Other types of variable?

i have a sketch that is using very memory RAM of my Atmega2560 (is a giant project), and i need use various "println" because i have a TFT screen and i need to show data on the screen to user see. So, ...
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make EEPROM.h use custom eeprom partition

I created the below partition table for an esp32 and replaced the 'default_8MB.csv' with it. # Name, Type, SubType, Offset, Size, Flags nvs, data, nvs, 0x9000, 0x5000, otadata, data, ...
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Porting "far" flash memory access from Arduino Mega to Due

I have a project that runs on the Arduino Mega 2560 which takes up almost the complete amount of flash memory available (https://github.com/fredlcore/bsb_lan/blob/master/BSB_lan.ino). Because of this, ...
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Esp32: upload eeprom file

I'd like to flash the eeprom sector with content so that the eeprom already holds data when it boots the first time. How do I upload such an eeprom file like I would do with avrdude on an atmega? Is ...
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EEPROM.get returns bad data

I am using the attached code. What I am trying to do is: Test if there is a personalized "board serial number" written in the EEPROM (by previous code run) If data found was not 7 characters (e.g SN-...
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How fast is flash reading compared to SRAM?

I'm working on a project that will eventually scale to 864 LEDs on WS2815 LED strips (three rows of 288 LEDs). I'm currently running it on an Arduino Uno with a single test strip of 144 LEDs. FastLED ...
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ESP8266 seems to be bricked , how to recover?

In a part of my sketch I put by mistake pinMode(7,INPUT_PULLUP); Which is dedicated pin for external flash chip (gpio7/SDIO_DATA_0/SPI_MISO) that not supposed to use for sketch. after uploading ...
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SPIMemory does not write always correctly

I'm using a WinBond 25Q128FVIQ (Flash 128 mbit, 3.3V) in combination with the Marzogh SpiMemory library on my Arduino Nano (also 3.3V). After using the default example, I found out what was read, did ...
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How do I set up an ATTiny861A-PU for flashing with Arduino Uno?

I have found instructions for 8 pin Tiny but none for my 20 pin. How do I set this chip up on the breadboard for bootloading with Arduino?
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Memory usage in AnalogBinLogger of SdFat library

The AnalogBinLogger.ino file of SdFat library says the following: Each 512 byte data block in the file has a four byte header followed by up to 508 bytes of data. (508 values in 8-bit mode or 254 ...
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esp8266 esp01s EEPROM and flashing

which flash option do I need to take to use EEPROM? Can I flash with 1MB and no SPIFFs and still write data to EEPROM? thanks T
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Is it possible to execute a code in runtime when gets updated over the air (OTA)?

I would like to build a lib like ArduinoOTA but with no downtime at runtime. To achieve that I am wondering if it is possible to create a simple setup and loop code to Check for new releases If we ...
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Arduino DUE- flash space for user

I need for my project to save only 32bit in non-volatile storage. What is the easiest/cheapest way to do that in Arduino DUE? ArduinoDUE is Atmel SAM3X8E so according to the attached table (from ...
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Usbasp Arduino Uno Bootloader Flash Error - Win 10

I'm trying to flash an Arduino Uno using usbasp but i'm getting the following error,I have checked all the connection and voltage using multimeter but still this error: Arduino: 1.8.8 (Windows 10), ...
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Send file from ESP to server via FTP

I've a code which records sound to SD, then starts an FTP connection for a limited time. I want to make an automatic system which records then sends the sound file continuously. Now I'm recording ...
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Reading contents of ESP8266 Flash from inside sketch

I am aware that there is a way to create a dump of the flash via esptool, but is there a way to read the contents of the sketch (just the sketch, not the full flash or SPIFFS) memory via the sketch ...
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Reasons Flash Page is Locked Due

Using the Arduino Due on a project, I have found that I commonly run into the issue Flash Page is Locked when attempting to upload. I have used the library write functions of DueFlashStorage that ...
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Program Arduino via UART from ESP8266 SPIFFS

I have built a custom board that has an ATmega328p connected to an ESP8266 module via UART. I am currently programming the ATmega328p using a USBtiny programmer via an SPI header. The ESP8266 module ...
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Can't flash ESP 32 Wroom

I have a new ESP32 Wroom attached to my USB and it shows up in the settings on my mac: I do have another ESP thing from sparkfun which I can access via /dev/cu.usbserial-DN02N1D8. This device I can ...
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Can't flash ESP8266 anymore (NodeMCU)

So I've been happily making away with these nodeMCU boards now for a while but I came across a strange issue when updating some code on my board.The problem was that I couldn't flash anymore with ...
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Using ESP8266-01 via Arduino(no flash) without AT commands(using serial monitor)

I'm trying to build a smart Keychain using Arduino uno wifi(org, so Im using it like it's Arduino uno), ESP8266-01 And neo6m GPS device. My esp8266 wasn't new, and it came without AT firmware. I ...
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Unusual use of << operator... not a bit shift?

Poking through the example code of SDFS, I saw the following: static ArduinoOutStream cout(Serial); // F stores strings in flash to save RAM cout << F("\ntype any character to start\n"); What ...
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AVR-GCC can't call function located on fixed address

I wrote the following code: #include <avr/io.h> __attribute__((noinline, section(".app_start"))) void app_start() //app_start section starts at 0xFA0 { //register_packet_dispatch(...
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Flashing an ATtiny85 with a NodeMCU?

I recently purchased a Digispark for some of my smaller electronics projects. After it initially being a great little board, I soon found myself unable to flash the board in the same way I had done ...