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    Led dot matrix moving message problem

    If i want to extend the display lenght say 72 column,
    i know i should divide the display in more than one section and define separate buffer memory for each,
    how can i do this with this code?

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    Re: Led dot matrix moving message problem

    Yes thats the way to connect more than one 74HC595

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    I will get back to you after checking your code

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    Re: Led dot matrix moving message problem

    Hi Foot.

    I have done similar project to this in the past and found that perhaps using an array of characters is not the best approach, I used the maximum size available to me in the PIC which was a long long (32bits I think) which made life easier for if I wanted to dynamically update the display, although I can see that you are just trying to display a static image at present.
    Seen as the maximum memory size in the PIC is 256bytes, I assume that you are having a problem placing the array into memory and that is why you would like to have two buffers for each half of the LED array? It is infact possible to store the whole buffer in one array if you tinker with the linker script like below:

    Code:
    // File: 18f4525i.lkr
    // Sample ICD2 linker script for the PIC18F4525 processor
    
    LIBPATH .
    
    FILES c018i.o
    FILES clib.lib
    FILES p18f4525.lib
    
    CODEPAGE   NAME=page       START=0x0               END=0xBD7F
    CODEPAGE   NAME=debug      START=0xBD80            END=0xBFFF         PROTECTED
    CODEPAGE   NAME=idlocs     START=0x200000          END=0x200007       PROTECTED
    CODEPAGE   NAME=config     START=0x300000          END=0x30000D       PROTECTED
    CODEPAGE   NAME=devid      START=0x3FFFFE          END=0x3FFFFF       PROTECTED
    CODEPAGE   NAME=eedata     START=0xF00000          END=0xF003FF       PROTECTED
    
    ACCESSBANK NAME=accessram  START=0x0            END=0x7F
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr0       START=0x80           END=0xFF
    DATABANK   NAME=arrayStore START=0x100          END=0x5FF		  	PROTECTED
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr6       START=0x600          END=0x6FF
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr7       START=0x700          END=0x7FF
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr8       START=0x800          END=0x8FF
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr9       START=0x900          END=0x9FF
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr10      START=0xA00          END=0xAFF
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr11      START=0xB00          END=0xBFF
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr12      START=0xC00          END=0xCFF
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr13      START=0xD00          END=0xDFF
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr14      START=0xE00          END=0xEF3
    DATABANK   NAME=dbgspr     START=0xEF4          END=0xEFF          PROTECTED
    DATABANK   NAME=gpr15      START=0xF00          END=0xF7F
    ACCESSBANK NAME=accesssfr  START=0xF80          END=0xFFF          PROTECTED
    
    SECTION    NAME=CONFIG     ROM=config
    SECTION	   NAME=arrayStore	RAM=arrayStore
    
    STACK SIZE=0x100 RAM=gpr13
    You can see that I have merged the section from 0x100 to 0x5FF together and marked it as protected(to stop the compiler placing other data there), this will allow you more space to place your array, then in your array decleration you would have to use the #pragma command to place your array within that section by doing this:

    Code:
    #pragma	idata arrayStore		//Place the arrays in the data section.
    
    const unsigned short CharData[][8] ={
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000000, 0b00000100},
    {0b00001010, 0b00001010, 0b00001010, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00001010, 0b00011111, 0b00001010, 0b00011111, 0b00001010, 0b00011111, 0b00001010},
    {0b00000111, 0b00001100, 0b00010100, 0b00001100, 0b00000110, 0b00000101, 0b00000110, 0b00011100},
    {0b00011001, 0b00011010, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00001011, 0b00010011},
    {0b00000110, 0b00001010, 0b00010010, 0b00010100, 0b00001001, 0b00010110, 0b00010110, 0b00001001},
    {0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000010},
    {0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000},
    {0b00010101, 0b00001110, 0b00011111, 0b00001110, 0b00010101, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00011111, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000110, 0b00000100, 0b00001000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00001110, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000100},
    {0b00000001, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00010000},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010011, 0b00010001, 0b00010101, 0b00010001, 0b00011001, 0b00001110},
    {0b00000100, 0b00001100, 0b00010100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00011111},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00010000, 0b00011111},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00000001, 0b00001110, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00010001, 0b00001110},
    {0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010100, 0b00010100, 0b00011111, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100},
    {0b00011111, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011110, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00011110},
    {0b00000111, 0b00001000, 0b00010000, 0b00011110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001110},
    {0b00011111, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00010000},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001110},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001111, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00000001},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00001000},
    {0b00000001, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000010, 0b00000001},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00011110, 0b00000000, 0b00011110, 0b00000000, 0b00000000},
    {0b00010000, 0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00010000},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000000, 0b00000100},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010101, 0b00010101, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00011110},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00011111, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001},
    {0b00011110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00011110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00011110},
    {0b00000111, 0b00001000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00001000, 0b00000111},
    {0b00011100, 0b00010010, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010010, 0b00011100},
    {0b00011111, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011110, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011111},
    {0b00011111, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011110, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010111, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001110},
    {0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00011111, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001},
    {0b00011111, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00011111},
    {0b00011111, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00010100, 0b00001000},
    {0b00010001, 0b00010010, 0b00010100, 0b00011000, 0b00010100, 0b00010010, 0b00010001, 0b00010001},
    {0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011111},
    {0b00010001, 0b00011011, 0b00011111, 0b00010101, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001},
    {0b00010001, 0b00011001, 0b00011001, 0b00010101, 0b00010101, 0b00010011, 0b00010011, 0b00010001},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001110},
    {0b00011110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00011110, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010101, 0b00010011, 0b00001111},
    {0b00011110, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00011110, 0b00010100, 0b00010010, 0b00010001, 0b00010001},
    {0b00001110, 0b00010001, 0b00010000, 0b00001000, 0b00000110, 0b00000001, 0b00010001, 0b00001110},
    {0b00011111, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100},
    {0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001110},
    {0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001010, 0b00000100},
    {0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010101, 0b00010101, 0b00001010},
    {0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001010, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00001010, 0b00010001, 0b00010001},
    {0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001010, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100},
    {0b00011111, 0b00000001, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011111},
    {0b00001110, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00001110},
    {0b00010000, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000001},
    {0b00001110, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00001110},
    {0b00000100, 0b00001010, 0b00010001, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00011111},
    {0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00001110, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00001111},
    {0b00000000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011100, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00011100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00001110, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00001110},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00000001, 0b00000111, 0b00001001, 0b00001001, 0b00000111},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00011100, 0b00010010, 0b00011110, 0b00010000, 0b00001110},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000011, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000110, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00001110, 0b00001010, 0b00001010, 0b00001110, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00001100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011100, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00010010},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000100, 0b00000000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000010, 0b00000000, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00001100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010100, 0b00011000, 0b00011000, 0b00010100, 0b00010000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00001100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00001010, 0b00010101, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00010100, 0b00011010, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00010010},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00001100, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00001100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00011100, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00011100, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00001110, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00001110, 0b00000010, 0b00000010, 0b00000001},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00001010, 0b00001100, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00001000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00001110, 0b00010000, 0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000010, 0b00011110},
    {0b00000000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00011100, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00010000, 0b00001100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00010010, 0b00001100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00001010, 0b00000100},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010001, 0b00010101, 0b00001010},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00010001, 0b00001010, 0b00000100, 0b00001010, 0b00010001},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00010001, 0b00001010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00001000, 0b00010000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00011111, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00011111},
    {0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000010},
    {0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100},
    {0b00001000, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00000010, 0b00000100, 0b00000100, 0b00001000},
    {0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00000000, 0b00001010, 0b00011110, 0b00010100, 0b00000000, 0b00000000}
    };
    #pragma idata
    An alternative method for storing the arrays would be to put them into ROM by qualifying the deceleration with the rom keyword where you have placed const - this will achieve the same result but the array will be stored in flash instead of the ram.

    Hope this helps.

    /Pete



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