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Blinking LEDs in reverse order

The code below flashes some LEDs in order: pin 1, pin 2, pin 3, pin 4. After this sequence has completed I would like to reverse direction and show pin 4, pin 3, pin 2, pin 1. I wrote the code ...
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PIC32 does not get UART RX interrupts in xc32 Compiler

I'm trying to setup a UART channel on my PIC32 MCU (PIC32MX470F512). But the code does not reach the ISR at all. I have verified that the PPS (peripheral pin select) is configured properly and the ...
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PIC16F57 - problem implementing wake up signal on key stroke

I have designed a simple RC5 remote control using a PIC16F57 and the classic rows-columns scan over a 4x4 matrix keypad. The previous version of my firmware continuously scanned the keypad to find a ...
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How are microscopic transistors on microchips made?

How is something like a microchip which is already small as it is able to house even smaller transistors in the millions at such a micro-scale? It seems like such a feat for machine to be able to make ...
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How do microchips in computers process color, sound and video [closed]

One thing that I've always found hard to grasp is the idea of a CPU or computer chip, a series of thousands of transistors having the ability to produce what we see and hear on computers. How is ...
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How are crossing lines implemented on microchips?

I always imagined the photolithographic microchip manufacturing to be a 2D layer creation process without layering, thus creating a topological problem for circuitry when you have some \$K_{3,3}\$ or ...
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Reading of data from USB2LPT cable IEEE 1284 controller

From PIC controller, I want to read parallel port data using this USB2LPT converter cable. At every print from PC, I just receive 0x1B, and then printing stops. I am using ...
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pickit3 connected to pic18f4550

I am using pickit3 to program pic18f4550 I build the circuit but still there are some problems outcomes from the output window from both mplab ide v8.60 and mplab ipev2.20 the window outputs : 1- ...
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Android Microchip Accessory Development Starter kit PIC24F

I have the PIC24F Android Accessory Development Starter Kit from Microchip. I am running Android 4.4.2 on a Samsung Galaxy S4, however I am unable to get the phone to recognize the USB device when ...
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Microchip's XC8 Linker doesn't recognize some custom section names

Slightly related to this one: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/254734/microchip-xc8-how-to-pack-code-against-an-upper-limit I can relocate code just fine, but I'm having some trouble ...
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EEPROM endurance in energy meter?

I am designing an energy meter for electricity billing purposes by converting an analogue energy meter and counting the number of pulses given by the analogue meter's LED. Since power may be cut off ...
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What is the PIC micro controller naming scheme?

I've been dealing with the PIC micro controller for a while and as the question says I want to understand the naming scheme for each PIC line (8- 16- and 32-bit PIC). For example what is the ...
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What components do I need to connect a phone to my device via Bluetooth?

I have a phone I want to connect to a docking station I am making, via Bluetooth for as cheap as possible. As I understand the situation, all I need is something that can pick up a bluetooth signal ...
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Integrated RC Filter Chip [closed]

I need an 100 tımes RC Low pass filter(6MhZ) for an application. There lots of another component in my layout. Do you know any RC low pass filter 'array' or similar chip ? update : I have 100 Ouptuts ...
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PIC12LF1552 I2C; uC won't exit Start Condition

So I've been tackling this problem with integrating I2C functionality into my code, which is documented here on StackOverflow: ...
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How to stabilize adc output display on 7 segment

I am designing a simple voltmeter. I am using 8 bit ADC of PIC16F72 and Mikro C compiler with a multiplexed 7 segment display. I am getting ADC value on 7 segment display but its continuously ...
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Microchip 23LC1024 driver for Atmel XMega

Is there driver or any example code available for 23LC1024 SRAM memory implemented with Atmel XMega or mega-series microcontroller?
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PIC32 C programming [closed]

I'm getting into PIC microcontrollers and more specifically PIC32s. For all the people that program these chips, how did you learn? I've seen books to learn C programming for PICs but is it really ...
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ACTIVE_SCAN_RESULT_SIZE vs CONNECTION_SIZE in MiWi

I'm having a hard time trying to understand how MiWi works. I already read all the application notes and examples and now I want to setup a MiWi network (not P2P, not MiWi PRO). For example, I need a ...
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Microchip PIC32 MEB Audio Recording

Well, I was just wondering, I have been using the Microchip PIC32 USB Starter Kit with the MEB (Multimedia Expantion Board 1) for some projects. One of them is to record audio and analyse it, the ...
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How to setup a usb Host device

How can i setup a usb host device with pic32MX795 with a pendrive as a device . I have been able to detect the pendrive and enumerate it partially , but cannot create a file on the pendrive . I am ...
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Regarding Microchip XC8 compiler's registers and bits definitions

I'm going to take a random 8-bit Microchip microcontroller: PIC16F887. Let's have a look at how the XC8 compiler (and the HI-TECH PICC, for that matter) is defining a register (SFR) and its ...
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is it true that a computer will slow down after it is used for a long time?

Intel claims that a computer will become slower after it is used for a long time while the power consumption remains almost the same according to some media source. At first I thought this was just ...
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How to do a specific task after some time

I have to switch on one relay after some specific time, but at same time I have to do continuous polling for controlling other relays, I am already using interrupt for multiplexing purpose (7 segment ...
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How to Prevent continuous switching fluctuation?

I am designing a digital stabilizer ,I am using ADC feature of Micro controller to sense incoming voltage and processing output through an AUTO Transformer .The code is like ...
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Micro Converter with ADC/DAC peripherals

I bumped into an interesting device ADuC841. It seems to be a microcontroller with extensive ADC/DAC peripherals. Since I am not experienced and did not have to use combination of ADCs and DACs, going ...
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PIC24 Open-Drain Config for 5V PWM Operation

I'm running a PIC24HJ series processor with a supply voltage of 3.3V. I need my PWM signal to be 0-5V, not 0-3.3V. Can I simply connect the PWM line to a 5V supply with a pull-up resistor? Or do I ...
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Obstacle detection using an ultrasonic sensor and a PIC microcontroller

I'm trying to detect obstacles at a specific distance using an ultrasonic sensor which is interfaced with a PIC micro controller. Ultrasonic sensor = HC-SR04 PIC micro controller = PIC16F628A ...
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How to update MCU bootloader?

I'm using a template USB HID bootloader from microchip\mla\v2013_12_20\apps\usb\device\bootloaders and have made some basic modifications. I don't have a strategy to be able to update the ...
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Eagle library for MCP2551

I need to make a PCB, and the only software I have is EAGLE. All the other parts are listed in my libraries, but where can I find a library that has MCP2551 (CAN transceiver)?
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Object detection using sensors and then reporting the location

I am trying to prototype a sensor + location reporting chip that will do the following: Sense if a object is present over the top of it (a vehicle to be specific) Reporting the location of the chip ...
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header file and register configuration settinggs for MSD usb implementation using pic18f4550

I want to implement USB mass storage device class as well as the human interface device class, the controller I am using is the PIC18F4550. since I am very new to microcontroller, can anyone please ...
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Using PWM to generate analog output

I am trying to understand this application note from Microchip about using PWM and a low pass filter to generate an analog output. I have a few questions regarding to the article: In the example ...
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What is the difference between an I/MM, E/MM and H/MM package?

I'm looking into the PIC18F25K80 as a new microcontroller for my company, but ran into an issue with supplier quantities. The PIC18F25K80-I/MM-ND that I originally selected seems to be very hard to ...
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RJ45 ethernet stick [closed]

Does any kind of RJ45 sticks exists? By RJ 45 stick, I mean anything that contains electronics and is small enough to be supported only by the RJ45 connector itself... and connects to the network. ...
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PIC24F read-after-write (stall case)

Device: PIC24FJ256GB110 I am not getting the highlighted part. Why it is "Allowed"? The reference manual says: Read-After-Write Dependency Rules If a working register, Wn, is used as a ...
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Further to PWM DAC Explanation

Refer to this question I had asked a few days back: PWM DAC Filter explanation Hi, It is getting extremely difficult for me to create the PT0 and PT1 signals as given above. I am using a dsPIC30F ...
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How to feed RFIN pin of HCS500?

I am trying to make a prototype receiver based on HCS500 Keeloq decoder IC. However, I'm not sure what to feed with RFIN pin? Should I just put antenna or data from standard ASK/OOK decoder, which ...
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How frequently must Microchip's USB HID USBDeviceTask() Task run?

I'm integrating the example USB module into my existing app and can only get it to work when I disable interrupts. I'm working off the mla example installed at the path: ...
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MicroC rs-485, pic16f887 String sending problems

How can I send the string "test" from a master pic to a slave? I'm using MicroC RS-485 library example: http://www.mikroe.com/download/eng/documents/compilers/mikroc/pro/pic/help/rs-485_library.htm ...
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pic24fj128ga310 uart not working in application, but works with PuTTY

I'm trying to connect a PIC24FJ128GA310 mounted on an Explorer 16 board with an embedded wireless module. I have been able to set up both to communicate perfectly well with PuTTY (an equivalent to ...
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Getting 5V Output on FT245RL

I've got Sparkfun's FT245RL Usb to Fifo Breakout Board. I need 5V output from data bit ports(D0-D7). While I'm working with it, I've found out I need to unsolder SJ1 jumper between Vcc and Vccio then ...
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What are the Pros/Cons of using an OTP vs a masked chip?

I work for a toy company and to date all of our electronics have used masked chips. This incurs a chip masking charge and a lead time of 45-60 days to mask and manufacture/program the chips. Recently ...
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Scripting to automate projects with microchip tools

IDE: MPLAB IDE 8.87 Compilers: C30/ASM30 Debugger/Programmer: MPLAB ICD 3 Windows 7 Question: I have utility projects such as clearing an EEPROM on custom hardware, retrieve data from an IC, and so ...
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dsPIC33EP DMA configuration issue

I am trying to buffer 8192 words of data from an IO Port to RAM using DMA hardware of dsPIC33EP512GM710. I have configured the interrupt source INT0 as the source for the DMA hardware. I am using ...
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What is the function of the given IC?

Which Type of IC is this one ? what is its function
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What does FCY / F_CY stand for?

I've come across many equations in microchip datasheets that are based on this value and am looking for a central place to lookup definitions. F_OSC = oscillator frequency T_CY = 1 / F_CY = time to ...
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How to properly wire 2 CAN transceivers to the same CANH and CANL

I'm attempting to design a system with 2 CAN transceivers, a High speed and Low speed that use the same CANH and CANL lines, like so: I was planning on using 4 MOSFETs or 4 Relays connected to the ...
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Changing Reference Voltage A/D on Microcontroller

I am using a microcontroller PIC18F4550. It has a reference voltage from 0 - 3.3 volts for the A/D converters. I had two questions: 1) If the voltage drops below 0 (negative), will the A/D ...
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How to find cause of reset in PIC16F microcontroller?

I've worked with other microcontrollers that have a register that I can check on powerup to check a register that contains debugging information on the cause of the reset. Initial searching revealed ...