Interfacing LCD Modules with PIC Microcontrollers.

A large number of embedded project require some type of user interface. This includes displaying numerical, textual and graphical data to user. For very simple numerical display we can use 7 segment displays. If the requirement is little more than that, like displaying some alphanumeric text, we can use LCD Modules. They are cheap enough to be used in low cost projects. They come in various sizes for differ ...

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Interfacing RTC with Microcontroller

Have you ever wondered how your PC and phones keep track of time even when the device is turned OFF? Well there is a Real Time Clock (RTC) that is kept powered even is the device is turned OFF. Once the device is turned ON and connected to the internet the device connects to a NTP server (Network Time Protocol) and updates the time and date. This post is intended to give a little insight over these RTCs and ...

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Nokia 1100 LCD Interfacing with Microcontroller

 Displaying content on a normal alphanumeric display is very limited ,we have to be limited with the font size and we can't draw any graphics also. but convention Graphics lcd are really very expensive so here is the solution, you can use Nokia 1100 monochrome  LCD to display your large font text and graphics . the reason behind using this LCD is ,it is really very cheap and can be powered with 3 volts supp ...

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Interfacing HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with PIC Microcontroller

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor is a popular and low cost solution for non-contact distance measurement function. It is able to measure distances from 2cm to 400cm with an accuracy of about 3mm. This module includes ultrasonic transmitter, ultrasonic receiver and its control circuit. HC-SR04 module has 4 pins : VCC – 5V, +ive of the power supply TRIG – Trigger Pin ECHO – Echo Pin GND – -ive of the power ...

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PIC16F84A LCD interfacing code (using 3 pins only) + Proteus simulation

This post provides the LCD[1] interfacing code using only 3 pins of PIC16F84A microcontroller. This code is written in C language using MPLAB with HI-TECH C compiler. You can download this code from the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this page. It is assumed that you know how to make an LED blink with PIC16F84A microcontroller. If you don't then please read this page first, before proceeding with this ...

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Interfacing the AT keyboard.

PC Keyboard Theory The IBM keyboard you most probably have sitting in front of you, sends scan codes to your computer. The scan codes tell your Keyboard Bios, what keys you have pressed or released. Take for example the 'A' Key. The 'A' key has a scan code of 1C (hex). When you press the 'A' key, your keyboard will send 1C down it's serial line. If you are still holding it down, for longer than it's typemat ...

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PIC’ing the MAX5581: Interfacing a PIC Microcontroller with the MAX5581 Fast-Settling DAC

MAX5581 Overview The MAX5581 is a 12-bit, fast-settling DAC featuring a 3-wire SPI™ serial interface. The MAX5581's interface can support SPI up to 20MHz with a maximum settling time of 3µs. This application note presents an application circuit and all the firmware required to interface the fastest line of PIC microcontrollers (PIC18F core) to the MAX5581 DAC. The example assembly program was written specif ...

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Interfacing with The Energy Detective using pic microcontoller

I recently bought The Energy Detective (TED), a pretty inexpensive and friendly way to keep tabs on your whole house’s electricity usage. It’s a lot like having a more featureful version of your utility company’s power meter, sitting on your kitchen counter. It can estimate your utility bill, and tell you how much electricity and money you’re using in real-time. The resolution is pretty good- 10 watts, 1 se ...

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Interfacing of PIC16F84A with (i2c based) 24LC64 EEPROM (Code + Proteus simulation)

This post provides the code for interfacing 24LC64 EEPROM with PIC16F84A microcontroller. This 24LC64 EEPROM has i2c based interface and PIC16F84A doesn't have any built in i2c modules, so software i2c module is created in the code. This code is written in C language using MPLAB with HI-TECH C compiler. You can download this code from the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this page. It is assumed that yo ...

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Interfacing of PIC16F84A with DS1307 (RTC) code and Proteus simulation

This post provides the code for interfacing DS1307 RTC with PIC16F84A microcontroller. This DS1307 RTC has i2c based interface and PIC16F84A doesn't have any built in i2c modules, so software i2c module is created in the code. This code is written in C language using MPLAB with HI-TECH C compiler. You can download this code from the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this page. It is assumed that you know ...

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