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Help needed for PIC16F88 UIR

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:25 am
by pisces143
I don't think if the problem is my PCB circuit or my server program.

I believe that my IR decoder is placed properly because when I first tested the circuit, the IR decoder overheat, thus the outer pins are interchanged, so when I used a new IR decoder, the pins are already in its proper connections.

This is my projects
http://www.best-microcontroller-projects.com/infrared-receiver.html

My questions:

1. Can we monitor the data stream to the RS232 via programs like PuTTy or HyperTerminal?
2. Can we use a Serial-to-USB cable to connect the circuit to the computer? (because there are no serial ports on current laptops)
3. Is my circuit correct? or is it missing components?

My circuit:

http://i43.tinypic.com/rs63oh.jpg

Re: Help needed for PIC16F88 UIR

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:27 am
by pisces143
I will be creating my own server program that will listen to the data streams sent to the serial port, just like HyperTerminal and PuTTy does, then perform action based on the data received.

Re: Help needed for PIC16F88 UIR

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:48 am
by violin
I use HyperTerminal for these type of projects.

Myself, I have yet to find a Serial-to-USB converter that will be guaranteed to work with every type of RS232 peripheral, so have preference of holding on to my antiquated serial port computer because of this hit-and-miss issue with them.

I will need more time to study your PCB layout than I have at this very moment in time to say if it is correct or not, Sorry

Re: Help needed for PIC16F88 UIR

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:07 pm
by Bendano
pisces143 wrote:I will be creating my own server program that will listen to the data streams sent to the serial port, just like HyperTerminal and PuTTy does, then perform action based on the data received.


That sounds like a good idea. Any advice on setting this up?

Re: Help needed for PIC16F88 UIR

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:09 am
by drawynesmith
pisces143 wrote:I don't think if the problem is my PCB circuit or my server program.

I believe that my IR decoder is placed properly because when I first tested the circuit, the IR decoder overheat, thus the outer pins are interchanged, so when I used a new IR decoder, the pins are already in its proper connections.

This is my projects
http://www.best-microcontroller-projects.com/infrared-receiver.html

My questions:

1. Can we monitor the data stream to the RS232 via programs like PuTTy or HyperTerminal?
2. Can we use a Serial-to-USB cable to connect the circuit to the computer? (because there are no serial ports on current laptops)
3. Is my circuit correct? or is it missing components?

My circuit:

http://i43.tinypic.com/rs63oh.jpg

1. Yes, you can. Now you have to follow below steps to communicate with your device:

Step – 1: Connect your device to your system through RS-232 cable or USB-to-Serial adapter and check whether it’s connected successfully or not.

(see step 2)

Step – 2: Open device manager and check for COM ports, it gets assigned a COM port or not.

If you are not aware of accessing device manager.

Step – 3: Note down the “COM port number” as we will require it.

2. Yes, you can.
You need an FTDI cable, for each additional serial port you want to use, connected to whatever serial device you want it to talk to.

If the target serial device is the same computer you're developing code on, you'd connect the cable to an additional serial port on that computer. For OS-X, you're done. For Windows, you probably need an FTDI driver for the additional port.

The example cable has a 6-pin female connector. You'd to wire its Rx & Tx pins to your Mega's Rx1 (for instance) and Tx1 pins, and its ground to one of the Mega's ground pins.