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How to Interface ds1820 with PIC16F877A pic advanced development board

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Microcontroller IC PIC16F877A is specifically designed to help students to master the required skills in the area of embedded systems. The kit is designed in such way that all the possible features of the microcontroller will be easily used by the students. The kit supports in system programming (ISP) which is done through USB port.

Microchipโ€™s PIC (PIC16F877A)PIC16F/18F Advanced Development Board is proposed to smooth the progress of developing and debugging of various designs encompassing of High speed 8-bit Microcontrollers

Temperature Sensor

DS1820 is a temperature sensor which is small sensor. The output of sensor converted to digital that easy connecting with microcontroller.

Interfacing ds1820

Fig. 1 shows how to interface the ds1820 to microcontroller. As you can see the first pin is connected to GND, the third pin is connected to VCC & the second pin is connected to the Microcontroller. So when the temperature is sensing, it give the sensor reading to controller.

Interfacing ds1820

Fig. 1 Interfacing ds1820 to Microcontroller

Interfacing ds1820 with PIC16F877A

We now want to read the temperature in PIC16F/18F Advanced Development Board from temperature sensor ds1820. The PIC16F/18F Advanced Development Board uses the ADC pin for reading temperature from temperature sensor ds1820. The reading output is displayed into PC through UART.

The 10 bit ADC used to read temperature. Basic clocking for the A/D converters is provided by the VPB clock. A programmable divider is included in each converter, to scale this clock to the 4.5 MHz (max) clock needed by the successive approximation process. A fully accurate conversion requires 11 of these clocks.

Pin Assignment with PIC16F877A

Circuit Diagram to Interface ds1820 with PIC16F877A

Source Code

The Interfacing ds1820 with PIC16F877A program is very simple and straight forward, that reading temperature from temperature sensor ds1820 and it display into PC through serial port.

C Program to read temperature using PIC16F877A

#include "delay.c"
#define DQ RC0
#define DQ_DIR TRISC0
#define FOSC 10000
#define BAUD_RATE 9.6
// 9600 Baudrate
#define BAUD_VAL (char)(FOSC/ (16 * BAUD_RATE )) - 1;
// Calculation For 9600 Baudrate @10Mhz unsigned char i=0;
float Temerature=0;
void ds1820_init();
void Reset(void);
void write(unsigned char);
unsigned char Read(void);
void Serial_init();
void main()
unsigned char Temp[9];
// Clear the Hyper terminal;
DQ_DIR = 1;
// this will be raised after finishing conversion Reset();
for(i=0;i<9;i++) Temp[i] = Read();
// Read 9 bytes for(i=0;i<9;i++) printf("%d ",Temp[i]);
void ds1820_init()
DQ = 1;
DQ_DIR = 1;
// pull up } void Reset(void)
DQ_DIR = 0;
DQ = 0;
// 500us DQ_DIR = 1;
// 40us while(DQ==1);
// wait until presence pulse DelayMs(1);
// 500us
void write(unsigned char cmd)
DQ_DIR = 0;
pull down DQ = 0;
// 10us DQ = (cmd & 0x01)?1:0;
// Send bit cmd = cmd >> 1;
DelayUs(120); // >45us DQ_DIR = 1;
// release
unsigned char Read(void)
unsigned char temp=0,RecDat=0; for(i=0;i<8;i++)
DQ_DIR = 0; DQ = 0;
// pull down DelayUs(25);
// 10us DQ_DIR = 1;
// release DelayUs(25);
// 10us temp = DQ;
// read bit temp = temp<<i; RecDat |= temp;
// 30us
return RecDat;
void Serial_init()
// RC7,RC6 set to usart mode(INPUT) TXSTA=0x24;
// Transmit Enable SPBRG=BAUD_VAL;
// 9600 baud at 10Mhz RCSTA=0x90;
// USART Enable, Continuous receive enable TXIF=1;
// Start Transmit
 void putch(unsigned char Data)
// data TX required for printf
TXREG = Data;

To compile the above C code you need the Mplab software & Hi-Tech Compiler. They must be properly set up and a project with correct settings must be created in order to compile the code. To compile the above code, the C file must be added to the project.

In Mplab, you want to develop or debug the project without any hardware setup. You must compile the code for generating HEX file. In debugging Mode, you want to check the port output without Advanced Development Board.

The PICKIT2 software is used to download the hex file into your PIC16F/18F Advanced Development Board through USB port line.

Testing the ds1820 with PIC16F877A

Give +12V power supply to PIC16F/18F Advanced Development Board.The serial cable is connected between the controller and PC. Open the Hyper Terminal screen, select which port you are using and set the default settings. Now the screen should show the current temperature readings.

Bring a Hot soldering iron tip near the ds1820’s pins, don’t touch it keep it 1 or 2mm away. The screen should update with the rising temperature. Now finally touch the pins of ds1820 with the tip of iron, the temperature should rise quickly. Keep it there until temperature rise to 80 degrees, and then remove the iron.

If any data is not coming in Hyper Terminal, then you just check the serial cable is working or not. Otherwise you just check the code with debugging mode in Mplab. If you want to see more details just see the videos in below link.

    How to create and Debug a Project in Mplab using PIC16F using Hi-Tech Compiler.

General Information

โ˜žFor proper working use the components of exact values as shown in Circuit file. Wherever possible use new components.

โ˜žSolder everything in a clean way. A major problem arises due to improper soldering, solder jumps and loose joints.

โ˜žUse the exact value crystal shown in schematic.

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