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Question asked by Pascal Schröer on Oct 20, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2014 by Pascal Schröer

Hi at all,


my problem is to flush the RX FIFO of the UART module (MK10DX128VLH7). I don't know

why the FIFO isn't empty if I do the flush command.


The Function:

The PC sends two Bytes to the uC. For example "0x1111" or "0x2222". Depending on this command,

the uC should do some different things, until there is a stop command. For example "0x3333".

This function works very well!


My problem is to capture a fault command or a command which is sent out with the wrong baud rate.

In this case, I would like to do a RX FLUSH command and wait for the next "interpretable" command.



The UART Initialisation:



UART1_C2  = 0x00;                                                                          // Turn the UART module off

UART1_RWFIFO = 0x02;                                                                 // Set the RX FIFO TDRE flag to 2Bytes

UART1_TWFIFO = 0x02;                                                                 // Set the TX FIFO TDRE flag to 2Bytes                                 

UART1_PFIFO |= UART_PFIFO_RXFE_MASK;                             // Enable the RX FIFO

UART1_PFIFO |= UART_PFIFO_TXFE_MASK;                             // Enable the TX FIFO

UART1_CFIFO |= UART_CFIFO_RXFLUSH_MASK;                    // FLUSH the RX FIFO (initialisation)

UART1_CFIFO |= UART_CFIFO_TXFLUSH_MASK;                    // FLUSH the TX FIFO (initialisation)


// Set the BUAD RATE

UART1_BDH = baud_rate_tmp>>8;

UART1_BDL = baud_rate_tmp;

UART1_C4   = 0x00

                        | BFRA_tmp;         


UART1_C2  = 0x00

                       |UART_C2_TE_MASK                                            // Enable Transmitter

                       |UART_C2_RE_MASK;                                          // Enable Receiver


INTERRUPT_CONFIG(UART1_IRQ,interrupt_en,3);                    /* Initialize the interrupt */




The UART Interrupt:

void UART1_isr(void)


  uint16_t rxd_tmp = 0;                                                                     /* Temporary receive variable */   


  if ((UART1_S1&UART_S1_RDRF_MASK) >= 1)                           /* Check if the Receive Data Register Full Flag is set */


     rxd_tmp |=  UART1_D;

     rxd_tmp = rxd_tmp<<8;

     rxd_tmp |=  UART1_D;


      UART1_CFIFO |= UART_CFIFO_RXFLUSH_MASK;                    //That doesn't work!




       case COMMAND1:

                 State = 1;


       case COMMAND2:

                 State = 2;


       case COMMAND3:

                 State = 3;









Thank you!