Microcontroller In Circuit Serial Programming (ICSP) with Microchip PIC

In Circuit Serial Programming is a method of directly programming a Microchip PIC or Atmel AVR while in they are connected to a circuit, as opposed to programming the chip ahead, and only then soldering it to a circuit. There are many benefits to ICSP, but also some important design considerations which I will try to highlight. In circuit programming has many advantages: It shortens the development cycle – ...

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LED Interfacing with PIC Microcontroller: Embedded C program with circuit using pic microcontoller

How to interface LED with Microchip’s PIC microcontroller? How to connect LEDs to a PIC microcontroller? LED interfacing is the stepping stone for microcontroller development. This is a simple embedded program for PIC 16F877A to interface LEDs, suitable for beginners who wish to study basics of embedded microcontroller programming. The program is developed through Micro C compiler, one of the best solutions ...

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PIC16F690 Microcontroller Circuit- How to Drive an LED Display

In this article, we will show how to drive a 7 segment LED Display using a PIC16F690 microcontroller. This PIC16F690 microcontroller chip is actually a part of the PIC2 Starter Kit, so we will actually be using this starter kit to drive the LED Display. A 7 Segment LED Display is an electronic device that contains 8 individual LEDs. Each of the LEDs can either be on or off. Depending on which LEDs are lit d ...

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Isolated Circuit Digitally Indicates 120-/220-V Line Voltage

or applications such as motor control or power supplies, it’s often necessary to know whether the ac line is at 120 V or 220 V to adjust the operation. The circuit illustrated in the figure monitors the ac line and provides a basic output indicating whether it is at 120 V or 220 V, with the output at the transistor collector going low for 120-V and high for 220-V inputs. Related Measure AC Power Line Proper ...

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Basic circuit for PIC18F24J50 or PIC18F26J50 to work over USB

The basic circuit below will work with any PIC18F2xJ50 microcontroller. You just have to upload the appropriate firmware. Go to Downloads section to find firmware hex files for the microcontroller and the resonator you would like to use. PIC18F24J50 firmware v2.6.3 - all subversions.zip contain the following general use subversions: 4 MHz, 8 MHz, 12 MHz, 16 MHz and 20 MHz, and the following subversions for ...

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Re-Doing my Design for a circuit to control an invention using a Microchip PIC microcontroller chips.

In a previous article I described how I designed the circuitry to control functions of the asparagus harvester.  After bread boarding up a test circuit and doing some initial programming I decided a re-do was in order. I found I had a lot of unnecessary redundancy and I also decided to put the air regulation function on a separate chip from the main controller chip.  I did so because I want the air regulati ...

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WEB-BASED CIRCUIT DESIGN & ANALYSIS

Microcontroller ( MCU ) circuits TINACloud supports a lot of PIC, AVR, 8051 and ARM microcontrollers; new MCUs are constantly being added. You can see and modify the program running in the processor and, of course, you can create your own code. There are two ways of providing the program for microcontrollers in TINACloud. You can use the binary code and debug file made by a standard compiler (e.g. MPLAB for ...

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Unipolar Stepper Motor Driver Circuit

This unipolar stepper motor driver circuit is used to drive a 12V unipolar stepper motor with a current rating of 1.25A. It uses PCA9537 IC, which is a 10-pin CMOS device that provides 4 bits of General Purpose I/O (GPIO) expansion with interrupt and reset for I2C-bus/SMBus applications. It consists of a 4-bit configuration register (input or output selection), 4-bit input port register, 4-bit output port r ...

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Making circuit boards in 20 seconds with DLP projector

Every Maker like me dream a PCB printer which can quickly and precisely convert our electronic idea into a psychical circuit board. I know there are plenty of project going on the subject. (see the end of the article) What I tried here is something different, quick and precise. If you have lots of electronic idea in your mind and most of them have a high probability of fail, the system must be quick and eas ...

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Short circuit protection for (almost) any power supply

Step 1: Understanding the circuit The circuit is really easy to understand. A resistor of low value (the resistor value will be explained later) is connected in series with the output of the power supply. As current starts to flow through it, a small voltage drop will appear on it and we will use this voltage drop to determine whether the power supply out put is overloaded or short circuited. The "heart" of ...

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