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New to Microcontroller application-- help needed

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vinod_g

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Hi,
I am new to using of Micro controller based application. In one of my case I need to read data from any sensor(eg. temperature sensor) and i want to use the available data for furthur applications. Could u please help in this regard. I need Hardware circuitry and software too(if needed) to capture temperature and send the data on to PC.
 

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fist u will have to decide which controller do u want to use ,
there are variety of micro controller available
but initially one uses the 8051 (at least i started with it )
then u will have to decide which language u will use to program the controller

u will have to use either c or assembly

u will need a compiler plus the programmer for it

besause u need to read the data from sensor , u will have to use the ADC ,

for this it will be better if u use the Microcontroller with the built in ADC ,

after deciding all these things , u will need a good book about the Micro controller and the comipler


then u will be able in the position of reading the data of the sensor

i use the PIC controller which have the buiilt in ADC
and CCS compiler , which has good built in function to read the Analog value
 

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An easy way to start is to visit Microchip web site and look at the development boards.
They offer a wide range of development boards that are quite cheap with everything you need to get started.
 

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Check out a micro from ADI an ADUC845. It has a tempsensor (which is not so bad) buildin and lots of code you can use which is already done.
 

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May be you can use LM35 Centigrade or LM34 Fahrenheit temperature sensor and for microcontroller pic12F675, 10 bit built in adc converter.

As an language for pic programming , I recommend basic compiler, easy to use and for this proyect , i think you can get easy to realize.

For basic editor , microcode studio is a free tool for basic compiler.

This is a link , not for use with pic12F675, but you can see the principle of operation, and then write your own program.

http://www.rentron.com/PicBasic/LM34.htm

Search this forum , you can get a lot of info about pic programming tools etc,etc.

I hope this information can help you.

Regards

Garfield
 

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Thanks for all,, for ur great inputs i will take these valuable suggestions into account.
 

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First of all, you need to decide what the best MU for you.
 

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