UART configuration problems

Navin Boppuri nboppuri at
Sat Jan 13 05:06:00 EST 2001

Hello everyone,

I am trying to interface a MAX3100 uart to an SPI controller on the MPC823.
I have a functional SPI driver running. The transmit part of the UART works
just fine. I am able to transmit characters at 9600 8N1 baud. The problem
arises when I do a receive. The uart documentation says that the internal
fifo is 8 word long. But I notice that the FIFO is able to store only 8
characters. For example, if I transmit the characters

The uart shows only "yz" in its buffers. The other 24 characters are lost. I
noticed that 8 charaters are written in the buffer. It first writes
"abcdefgh" and then overwrites that with "ijklmnop" and so on. The uart
generates an irq interrupt whenever there is incoming data. I do not see why
the buffer is not big enough.

Can someone give me some insight into this problem? What do I need to do to
correct this?


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