Digital Alarm Clock using PIC Microcontroller and DS3234 RTC

Here is a digital alarm clock made using PIC 18F4520 Microcontroller and DS3234 RTC (Real Time Clock). This project is for educational purposes or can be used as a reference for integrating DS3234 RTC. DS3234 is a very accurate RTC IC with integrated on chip temperature compensated crystal oscillator. It can be integrated with a microcontroller using SPI bus. This project is developed using MPLAB XC8 compiler. Components Required PIC 18F4520 MicrocontrollerDS3234 RTC20MHz Crystal 4x3 Keypad16x2 LCD10KΩ preset5V buzzerLEDBC547...

SPI Communication with PIC Microcontroller – MPLAB XC8

SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) is a full duplex synchronous serial communication interface used for short distance communications. It is usually used for communication between different modules in a same device or PCB. SPI devices communicates each other using a master slave architecture with a single master. SPI Communication SPI is called as a 4-wire bus as it requires four wires for its communication as shown above. In the case of single slave communications we need only 3 wires, as slave select (SS)...

SPI – Serial Peripheral Interface

SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) is a full duplex synchronous serial communication interface used for short distance communications. It is usually used for communication between different modules in a same device or PCB. SPI devices communicates each other using a master slave architecture with a single master. Multiple slaves are supported through individual slave select lines. SPI Interface SPI is called as a 4-wire bus as it requires four wires for its communication as shown below. In the case of single slave...

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