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The software necessary to receive data when operating the in its more sophisticated mode is considerably more complex than that of the previous example. Once the start bit has been detected, the receiver waits until the end of the start bit and then samples the next N bits at their centers, using a clock generated locally by the receiver.

The two items at the computer end of the data link enclosed in clouds in figure 1 represent the software components of the data link. The only purpose of the stop bit to provide a rest period for the receiver between consecutive characters. When a transmitter or receiver interrupt is initiated, it is still necessary to examine the RDRF and TDRE bits of the status register to determine that the ACIA did indeed request the interrupt and to distinguish between transmitter and receiver requests for service.

It is not possible to provide a full input routine here, as such a routine would include recovery procedures from the errors by the ACIA. IMR is an interrupt mask register whose bits are set by the programmer to enable an interrupt, or cleared to mask the One of the great advantages of peripherals like the ACIA is that they isolate the CPU from the outside world both physically and logically.

Some of the output functions that can be selected are: At the receiving end of an asynchronous serial data link, the receiver continually monitors the line looking for a start Status Register The eight bits of the read- only status register are depicted in table 3 and serve to indicate the status of both the transmitter and receiver portions of the ACIA at any instant.

This element is called the start bit and has a duration of T seconds. You can load CRA with 0A 16 to disable both channels during its setting up phase and then load it with 05 16 to enable its transmitter and receiver ports once its other registers have been set up. This condition may be employed to force an interrupt at a distant receiver, because the asynchronous serial format precludes the existence of a space level for longer than about ten bit periods.

Two characters are needed to record each byte which is clearly inefficient. The latter mode results if the internal baud rate generator is selected for receiver data. Transmitter data register empty SR1 set and transmitter interrupt enabled. The term break originates from the old current- loop data transmission system when a break was affected by disrupting i.

Whenever the data link connects a CRT terminal to a computer few problems arise, as the terminal is itself character- oriented. This situation may aica if the level i. The latter mode results if the internal baud rate generator is selected for receiver. The receiver data rate is determined by the programmed baud rate or by. Consequently, connecting one serial link with another may be difficult because so many options are available.

The peripheral- side interface of the is divided into two entirely separate groups — the receiver group that forms the interface between the ACIA and a source of incoming data, and the transmitter group that forms the interface between the ACIA and the destination for outgoing data. They are included to. Figure 1 illustrates the basic serial data link between a computer and a CRT terminal.

We describe the asynchronous data link because synchronous serial data links are best left to texts on networks. A programmable Control Registerversions: A CRT terminal requires a two- way data link, because information from the keyboard acai transmitted to the computer and information from the computer is transmitted to the screen. Baud Rate Generator The crystal oscillator feeds a programmable baud rate generatorthat is capable of generating 1 of 7 baud rates for a single crystal.

Many data links transmit information in the form of text and the unit of information corresponds to a printed character. The power consumption can be reduced by stopping the clocks ,: I have included this material to demonstrate a the operation of asynchronous serial data links, and b the way in which memory- mapped peripherals are configured and accessed. In most applications of the ACIA, the transmitter and receiver clocks are connected together and a common oscillator used for both transmitter and receiver sides of the ACIA.

When the transmitter wishes to send data, it first places the line in a space level i. The Transmitter baud rate can be selected under program control to be either. A less obvious disadvantage is due to the character- oriented nature of the data link.

The ACIA is illustrated in figure 3. When the received character has been assembled, its parity is calculated and compared with the received parity bit following the character.

A receiver clock must be provided at the RxCLK input pin by the systems designer. The framing error status bit, SR4, is set whenever the ACIA determines that a received character is incorrectly framed by a start bit and a stop bit.

The term character refers to the basic unit of information transmitted over an asynchronous data link. Setting both CR6 and CR5 to a logical one simultaneously creates a special case. Remember that these registers share the same address and that MR2A is selected automatically after MR1A has been loaded. The receiver data rate is either the programmed baud rate or under theinput or the receiver 16x clock output.

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Fausho Two registers are read- only i. Consequently, the receiver overrun bit indicates that one or more characters in the data stream have been lost. As there are four registers and yet the ACIA has only single register select input, RS, a way must be found to distinguish between registers. Output results if the internal baud rate generator is selected. The baud rate generator is bypassed when the device is used in the divide by 1 mode.



Kazihn Because the ACIA is a versatile device that can be operated in any of several different modes, the control register permits the programmer define its operational characteristics. This feature it very easy to connect a system with a DUART to a communications system with an unknown baud rate. The serial interface, that moves information from point- to- point one bit at a time, is generally preferred to the parallel interface, that is able to move a group of bits simultaneously. The latter mode xcia selected if the internal baud rate generatoronboard baud rate generator allows 16 different baud rates, for data transmission and reception timing. You cannot detect the change by reading back the contents of the register. Today, USB has largely replaced such interfaces. The vast majority of general- purpose microcomputers, except some entirely self- contained portable models, once used a serial interface to communicate with remote peripherals such as CRT terminals.

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