Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Mikro Media for Xmega simple Lcd Touch Paint

This is made with 100% my library's developed in AVR GCC because free source code for LCD display and touch screen can't be found on internet.

When you power up the board with this firmware, the board enter to touch screen calibrate, in four points, after the last point is touched the display is painted with white back ground and you can scribe through touch screen with chosen color touching the colors rectangles from right up of display.
Chosen color will appear like a rectangle painted with the same chosen color on right down of display.
If you want to clear the display, touch the black rectangle from right down of screen.


In this firmware I add function to choose ink color and to clear display.

On this version is eliminated the previous described bug.


On the 1.0 firmware version is a bug caused by the capacitors connected in parallel with Q5 and Q9 that is not filtered by the firmware, but for the current work is not a critical bug :D.

ATxmega boot loader

Currently I bought a Micromedia Board ( microMMB for XMEGA ) from mikroEelektronika.

This board is perfect for general developing because can be used by programmers that don't have a programmer, because is coming with a bootloader pre-installed.
I mentioned only the bootloader because this bootloader is the problem
To upload a flash with 64KB size is taken about 10-15 minutes, or to develop a firmware is a very very long time to wait, visualizing this I developed a very fast bootloader to write only Flash and EEProm memory, only strictly necessary memories because all of other ATxmega features can be set from uploaded firmware.

In this stage I compiled eight bootloader firmwares only for ATxmega128A1 for each used hardware usart, and each firmware work with a 256000 baud transfer rate, this baud rate is set like default baud rate for the up-loader when is opened, I want to mention that the up-loader can work with atmega bootloader firmwares found here.

Version 1.0 of firmwares:

For usart 6 ( usart F0 ). can be used for Micromedia Board for XMEGA.