shiftin with \bits - What order do they come?

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  1. #1
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    Default shiftin with \bits - What order do they come?

    I need to shiftin 16 bits of data from an A/D. I think the command should be:
    shiftin datapin, clkpin, mode, [data\16]

    I need the data to be read MSB first. Some code examples show using MSBPRE to select MSB first. However, according to the manual when "\bits" is used the bits are always the low order bits, which I take to mean as LSB first.

    Am I understanding this correctly? Or can I select either MSB or LSB first and the number of bits to be read?

    If the bits are read in in reverse is there an easy way to reverse them back to MSB first?

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    Default Re: shiftin with \bits - What order do they come?

    the way I interpret that is
    if \bits=8 and you are shiftin-ing that into a word var then the shiftin data is always placed in the low order byte (but msb first or last as requested)

    but that's just my interpretation , I have been known to be wrong

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    Default Re: shiftin with \bits - What order do they come?

    I’m mixed up between significant bits & bytes here!

    “The bits shifted in are always the low order bits” reads to me like if you shifted in 4 bits,
    they will be populated from bit0 to bit3 of the variable you read in to, and the difference
    between lowest or highest bit first refers to the order of those 4 bits.
    ie. %00001011 as opposed to %00001101.

    I wouldn’t bet my life on it either, but I’m sure whatever mess you make can be cleaned up after the read.
    REV will reverse the order of a specified number of the lowest bits in a value, so there’s an easy way to
    fix the above two numbers.
    If you want to swap bytes in a word, you can alias the byte values which is a lot more typing than code space.
    16bitval var word
    16bitvalswapped var word
    L16bitval var 16bitval.byte0
    H16bitval var 16bitval.byte1
    Ls16bitval var 16bitvalswapped.byte0
    Hs16bitval var 16bitvalswapped.byte1
    Ls16bitval = H16bitval ‘ swap bytes
    Hs16bitval = L16bitval
    Last edited by Art; - 3rd April 2015 at 04:48.

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