Posts Tagged ‘8 bit’

Video player using Nokia color LCD and 8 bit AVR

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Vinod S. writes about his latest project, a video player using a Nokia color LCD, ATmega32 and SD card. "I am introducing my new video player made using an ATmega32 microcontroller and Nokia color LCD. I got a 65K color LCD from an old Nokia 6030 mobile phone. I directly...

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ATARI POKEY player using DP QFP proto board

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Markus Gritsch has built a dedicated ATARI POKEY chiptunes player using a DP QFP proto boards. "I successfully compiled the ASAP (Another Slight Atari Player) library for a PIC32MX795F512H. ASAP emulates a 6502 CPU and the famous POKEY sound chip used for example in the ATARI 400/800 and XL/XE 8-bit...

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

SimulAVR is an open source simulator for AVR 8-bit Attiny and ATmega microcontrollers. SimulAVR can be used either standalone or as a remote target for avr-gdb. When used in gdbserver mode, the simulator is used as a back-end so that avr-gdb can be used as a source level debugger for...

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Microchip expands low pin count, enhanced mid-range 8-bit PIC® microcontroller family

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Microchip recently announced the latest additions to its Enhanced Mid-Range core 8-bit PIC® microcontroller (MCU) family, the low pin count PIC12F(LF)1840 and PIC16F(LF)1847. Features include MI2C, SPI, and EUSART (w/auto baud) interfaces, and an ECCP (Enhanced/Capture Compare PWM) Module, along with the usual ADC, DAC, capacitive touch sensor channels, 256...

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Microchip introduces PIC16LF190X 8-bit PIC® MCUs with integrated LCD control

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Microchip has announced an expansion of its 8-bit segmented LCD microcontroller (MCU) family with five new devices—the PIC16LF1902/3/4/6/7 (PIC16LF190X) MCUs. The PIC16LF190X family supports many general-purpose applications and enables the implementation of LCD into low-power and cost-sensitive designs, such as security tokens, smart cards, medical devices, home appliances, key fobs...

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Microchip expands 8-bit PIC® microcontroller lineup with new 20-pin chips

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Microchip Technology Inc., today announced an expansion of its existing 28-/40-pin PIC16F72X microcontroller (MCU) family with two new 20-pin devices—the PIC16F(LF)720 and PIC16F(LF)721. The new MCUs feature low power consumption, making them suitable for various low-power and battery-powered applications. These MCUs offer up to 7 KB of self-write Flash program...

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Video intro to 8-bit PIC microcontrollers

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Element14 has posted this online product training video as an introduction to Microchip PIC 8-bit microcontrollers. A good way for newbies to take their first steps using this inexpensive line of chips.

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Atmel releases AVR Studio 5 beta

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Atmel has released the beta version of their Atmel® AVR Studio® 5, the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developing and debugging embedded Atmel AVR® applications. Version 5 provides one development environment for all 8-bit and 32-bit AVR microcontrollers. Features include an integrated C compiler, new project wizard, and an improved...

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Revisit: 8bits

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

last week we asked, what microcontroller architecture do you use most? Many of our projects use 8 bit pic18 series micros, clearly a workhorse of our projects. But with only 16 votes total, our poll is probably not representative of the larger community. We have recently seen a audio spectrum...

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