Salt Lake City, Utah
June 20, 2004
June 20, 2004
June 23, 2004
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Development of a Matlab-Based Graphical User Interface Environment for PIC Microcontroller Projects
Sang-Hoon Lee, Yan-Fang Li, and Vikram Kapila
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Email: [slee05@utopia, yli14@utopia, vkapila@duke].poly.edu
Peripheral Interface Controllers (PICs) are inexpensive microcontroller units with built-in serial communication functionality. Similarly, Matlab, a widely used technical computing software, allows serial communication with external devices. In addition, Matlab provides graphical design tools such as Simulink and Dials and Gauges Blockset. This paper exploits the serial communication capability of PIC microcontrollers and the Matlab software along with graphical design tools of Matlab to create a Matlab-based graphical user interface (GUI) environment for PIC microcontroller projects. Three examples are included to illustrate that the integration of low-cost PIC microcontrollers with the Matlab-based GUI environment allows data acquisition, data processing, data visualization, and control.
Peripheral Interface Controllers (PICs), developed and marketed by Microchip Technology, Inc. , are inexpensive microcontroller units that include a central processing unit and peripherals such as memory, timers, and input/output (I/O) functions on an integrated circuit (IC). There are more than 100 varieties of PIC microcontrollers available, each providing functionality for different types of applications , making PICs one of the most popular microcontrollers for educational, hobby, and industrial applications. Similar to other microcontrollers, PICs are usually not designed to interface with human beings; instead they are directly embedded into automated products/processes. Thus, graphical user interface (GUI) capabilities, which have become a mainstay of many personal computer (PC) applications, are nonexistent for PICs.
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Li, Y., & Lee, S., & Kapila, V. (2004, June), Development Of A Matlab Based Graphical User Interface Environment For Pic Microcontroller Projects Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/14036
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