• Serial Data

    by Published on 6th March 2010 18:46
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    There may come a time when the need arises for more I/O ports on the Amicus18. The two main questions needed to be asked at this point are how fast a response we need for these new I/O ports, and how many free pins do we have left on the Amicus18. If the answers are fast, and only a few pins left, then the logical choice is to use a serial data transfer method; which only requires one, two, three, or four port pins. But which serial interface to choose?
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    by Published on 28th February 2010 13:41
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    Buffering of serial data is normally in the realm of a dedicated hardware UART peripheral, and indeed, there is sample code shipped with the Amicus18 compiler that does just this job. However, the Amicus18 microcontroller has a single UART peripheral, and this is normally used for communicating with the PC, and is the primary means of programming the microcontroller through its bootloader. Itís only really available when the Amicus18 board is being used as an autonomous entity. i.e. not connected via the USB cable.
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