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C166: FIXBFLD Directive

Information in this article applies to:

  • C166 Version 4.10a


What does the FIXBFLD directive do?


The FIXBFLD directive ensures that the Compiler encloses BFLDL and BFLDH instructions within ATOMIC sequences. This is required to avoid the CPU.21 problem documented by Infineon. In µVision2, you may specify this directive under Options-C166-MISC.

The FIXBFLD directive causes the Compiler to insert ATOMIC #1 instructions before each BFLDL and BFLDH instruction. If the BFLD instruction is used to access ESFR registers, the EXTR sequence is not combined with other EXTR sequences.

Note that this is not the case for the SYSCON1, SYSCON2, and SYSCON3 SFRs as required by the hardware for UNLOCK sequences.

If you use the _bfld_ intrinsic library routine within _atomic_/_endatomic_ blocks, the Compiler does not modify the code, since such sequences usually do not require any changes. However, you should check such code blocks carefully and, if required, insert _nop_ calls before the _bfld_ intrinsic call.


Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 25, 2021

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