[SOLVED] How to represent active low variables?

Issue

I’ve found trailing ‘#’ characters in the pin description section in some datasheets, which indicates that the specific pin has active-low functionality.

Is there any conventions for variable names which hold for example pulled up GPIO input pin values?

Solution

It is very helpful when translating a schematic to a header file with constants for the pin numbers to name the constants as close as possible to the net names on the schematic.

This leaves three problems that I have encountered regularly:

  1. Net names with a dash: I just replace this with an underscore. BAT-LEVEL becomes BAT_LEVEL.

  2. Net names starting with a digit: I start all the pin numbers with the same prefix: 3V3_ENABLE becomes PIN_3V3_ENABLE.

  3. Net names with a slash or hash character or overbar (all of which signify active low). I replace this with a lower-case n in an otherwise all-capitals constant. SPI_CS# becomes SPI_nCS.

Answered By – Tom V

Answer Checked By – Mildred Charles (BugsFixing Admin)

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