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Questions tagged [sram]

Volatile memory used by Arduino programs for storing variables and other data at runtime.

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Is using malloc() and free() a really bad idea on Arduino?

The use of malloc() and free() seems pretty rare in the Arduino world. It is used in pure AVR C much more often, but still with caution. Is it a really bad idea to use malloc() and free() with ...
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I'm using too much RAM. How can this be measured?

I would like to know how much RAM I am using in my project, as far as I can tell, there's no way to actually work that out (other than going through and calculating it myself). I have got to a stage ...
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Measure SRAM usage

I am using an Arduino with 2048 bytes of SRAM. I have a complex project so that it is no longer obvious how much SRAM it would use in total (there is not one large dominant object but many different ...
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Why is my SRAM so quickly filled? There are not more than 60 bytes

I have just gone through all my code. At max I use 60 bytes. I have done everything in order to minimize its usage - I even store booleans as bits, not bytes! What could be happening here? The only ...
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How much can I recurse? How much can I recurse? How much ca!@#QFSD@$RFW

The Arduino Uno board has limited RAM which means it has a limited call stack available. Sometimes, recursion is the only quick option to implement a certain algorithm. So, given that the call stack ...
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Locally declared variable takes up global variable space in dynamic memory/SRAM

I'm trying to make my Arduino Uno control the air conditioner by recording the raw IR signal of several of the AC remotes temperatures using AnalysisIR. However these IR codes are quite long (array ...
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What shift register would I need for input OR output?

Background: A few days ago I received a 23LC1024 1Mbit SRAM chip, which works like a charm. However, before I ordered that one, I ordered a LP621024D-70LL which also is a 1 Mbit SRAM but in DIP32 ...
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Question about configuration EEPROM or Flash

I want to make an external (not related to Arduino) computer application that creates a big 'setup file' (like max. 64 KB). This setup file contains lookup tables (which are configurable and the ...