Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers, Second by Tim Wilmshurst

By Tim Wilmshurst

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I equipped the the ping-pong and Derbot which helped me achieve a greater realizing of the code and the chips.
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The Chip Reset line returns to 1 (and the PIC microcontroller is enabled) if the R input to the flip-flop is activated. The three requirements to be satisfied here, determined by the inputs to the associated AND gate, are that both power supply and oscillator have stabilised, and that any demand for Reset has been cleared. The first two of these requirements are achieved by two interesting timers, the Power-up Timer (PWRT) and the Oscillator Start-up Table 6 5 of Ref. 1 gives example reset delay times for different settings of oscillator, and PWRT and OST enable lines.

To read an EEPROM location, the required address must be placed in EEADR and the RD bit set in EECON1. The data in that memory location is then copied to the EEDATA register and can be read immediately. To write to an EEPROM location, the required data and address must be placed in EEDATA and EEADR respectively. The write process is enabled by the WREN (Write Enable) bit being set high, followed by the bytes 55H followed by AAH being sent to the EECON2 register. The built-in requirement for these codes helps to ensure that accidental writes do not take place, for example on power-up or -down.

These are used to carry extra information about the result of the instruction most recently executed, for example whether the result is zero, negative or positive. 3. Only three of these Status register bits genuinely fall into the category of condition codes. e. bits C, DC and Z. As the key to the figure shows, these indicate respectively whether a Carry or Digit Carry has been generated, or if the result is Zero. Their use is explored further in Chapters 4 and 5. 3 A review of memory technologies In order to examine the memory capabilities of the 16F84A, and to work with embedded systems in general, it is important to have some knowledge of the characteristics of the memory technologies in use.

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