Fig. 1 Schematic to my home built test board minus I/O resistors.
AD5220 Digital Potentiometer and 18M2 PICAXE Microcontroller
The purpose of this demo is to connect the AD5220B digital potentiometer to the PICAXE micro-controller. This will introduce several PICAXE commands in a practical demonstration. The AD5220 can found at www.parallax.com.
Fig. 3 shows the actual electrical connections. C.6 is electrical pin 15 and C.7 is electrical pin 16 on the PICAXE. R2 can be between 4.7k and 10k, Q1 any general purpose NPN transistor.
Ignore the SW1 designation from figure 1. SW1 is connected to electrical pin 7 and SW2 is connected to electrical pin 10 on the PICAXE. Both SW1/SW2 are normally-open push button switches.
Begin Program Code
#rem AD5220B10 demo to control intensity of LED by pressing two switches. The AD5220 is 128 position single channel digital potentiometer. R = 10k Pin layout: ------ CLk|1 8|Vcc U/D| |CS A1| |B1 GND|4 5|W1 ------ 1. serial clock input negative edge triggered 2. U/D HIGH is up, LOW is down 3. Pot terminal A1 connect to Vcc 4. GND 5. Pot wiper connected to LED via external transistor 6. Pot terminal B1 connect to GND 7. CS active LOW connect to GND 8. +5 volts 'HIGH' in the electrical sense is 5-volt ; 'LOW' switch to ground. Page references pertain to PICAXE Manual 2 Basic Commands #endrem #picaxe 18M2 ; type chip used symbol CLK = C.6 symbol UD = C.7 ; up/down control symbol SW1 = B.1 ; active LOW when pressed symbol SW2 = B.4 ; active LOW when pressed ;SW1 and SW2 could be pulled HIGH via two 4.7k resistors ; Note: will use internal pullups, ; which only works on PORT B 18M2 parts: ; see page 159 pullup on ; enable pullups pullup %00010010; enable pullups on portB B.1 and B.4 symbol val = b0 ; user variable ;BUTTON pin, downstate, delay, rate, ; bytevariable, targetstate ,subroutine ; setup 'button' command see page 40 symbol delay = 200 symbol downstate = 0 symbol rate = 100 symbol targetstate = 1 HIGH CLK ; initialize to HIGH main: ; go to 'UP' routine button SW1,downstate,delay,rate,val,targetstate,UP ; go to 'DN' routine button SW2,downstate,delay,rate,val,targetstate,DN pause 200 goto main UP: ; LED brightens HIGH UD pulsout CLK, 200 pause 100 goto main DN: ; LED dims LOW UD pulsout CLK, 200 pause 100 goto main
Picaxe Micro-controller Projects!
The PICAXE series of micro-controllers rank as the easiest and most cost effective way to use Microchip processors. I wanted an easier and less expensive way to introduce my students to the "PIC" micro-controller. Here I hope to get those starting out past poorly written literature and lack of simple working code examples.
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- Exploring the PICAXE Micro-Controller
- Understanding Micro-Controller Input/Output Ports
- Using the 74HC165 Shift Register with the PICAXE Micro-Controller
- Connecting the 74HC595 Shift Register to PICAXE Micro-controller
- Using 7-Segment Displays with the PICAXE Micro-Controller
- Potentiometers and Analog-to-Digital Conversion with the PICAXE
- Pulse-Width Modulation Motor Speed Control and the PICAXE Micro-Controller
- Connecting the PICAXE to the DS1307 Real Time Clock
- Connecting the PICAXE to an External EEPROM (24LC08)
- Connecting a Servo to a PICAXE
- Connecting the TLC548 to the PICAXE
- Connecting the Ad5220 Digital Potentiometer to the PICAXE
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