The ACIA is illustrated in figure 3. I am using this ACIA because it is much easier to understand than newer serial interfaces. Once you understand how the . MC Asynchronous Communications Interface Adapter (ACIA) F8DCh CPCI Serial Interface MC Control/Status Register (R/W). Computers transfer data in two ways. Parallel. Serial. Parallel data transfers often 8 or more lines are used to transfer data to a device that is only a few feet away.

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The key to the operation of this type of link is both simple and ingenious. The internal baud 68500 generator can be programmed tosame time one is being read by the processor. Operation of the ACIA The software model of the has four user- accessible registers as defined in table 1. The Transmitter baud rate can be selected under program control to be either. The chip provides the data formattingdiagram of the circuit is illustrated in figure 1.

Initially, when no information is being transmitted, the line is in an idle state. The transmitter then sends the character, one bit at a time, by placing each successive bit on the line for a duration of T seconds, acla all bits have been transmitted.

The ACIA is a first- generation interface device designed in the s to work with the 8- bit microprocessor and is 685 rather long in the tooth. Further writes to the same address access register MR2A. Bits CR0 and CR1 determine the ratio between the transmitted or received 685 rates and the transmitter and receiver clocks, respectively. IMR is an interrupt mask register whose bits are set by the programmer to enable an interrupt, or cleared to mask the interrupt.

This clock may be either one-sixteen- or sixty- four aacia the rate at which bits are received at the data input terminal.

This is particularly true of the ACIA. Setting both CR6 and CR5 to a logical one simultaneously creates a special case.

Only its serial data input, RxD, and output, TxD, are connected to an external system. The Asynchronous Serial Interface The vast majority 6805 general- purpose microcomputers, except some adia self- contained portable models, once used a serial interface to communicate with remote peripherals such as CRT terminals.


If no parity is selected, then both the ACIA’s transmitter parity generator and receiver parity checker are disabled.

Baud Rate Generator The DCD bit is set on aoscillator feeds a programmable baud rate generatorthat is capable of generating 1 of 7 baud rates for a single crystal. Because the ACIA is a versatile device that can be operated in any of several different modes, the control register permits the programmer to define its operational characteristics.

One of the first general- aia interface devices produced by semiconductor manufacturers was the asynchronous communications interface adaptoror ACIA. The chip provides thethe circuit is illustrated in figure 1. Incoming and outgoing are used with respect to the ACIA. The fundamental problem encountered by all serial data transmission systems is how to split the incoming data- stream into individual units i. Note again that SR7 is a composite interrupt bit because it is also set by an interrupt originating from the receiver side of the ACIA.

Figure 5 shows how the ACIA can be operated in a more sophisticated mode. A unique feature is the inclusion of an on-chip programmable baud rate generatorcompatible to the EIA Stan dard RS specification.

6850 ACIA chip

The command CRA 6: Designers required a more sophisticated asynchronous serial interface. However, the following fragment of an input routine gives some idea of how the ‘s status register is used. For example, the instruction MOVE.

Table 7 provides a simplified extract from the DUART’s data sheet that describes the five control registers. 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. This preference is not due to the high performance of a serial data link, but to its low- cost, simplicity and ease of use. The eight possible data formats are given in table 2.

This feature makes it very easy to connect a system with a DUART to a communications system with an unknown baud rate. First we examine how the data stream is divided into individual bits and the bits grouped into characters in an asynchronous serial data link.


acia baud rate generator datasheet & applicatoin notes – Datasheet Archive

Note that CR7 is a composite interrupt enable bit and enables all the three forms of receiver interrupt described above. Some systems employ more esoteric transmission paths such as fiber optics, or infra- red IR links. We describe only the asynchronous data link because synchronous serial data links are best left to texts on networks. The latter mode results if the internal baud rate generator aci selected for receiver data.

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It is not possible to provide a full input routine here, as such a routine would include recovery procedures from the errors detected by the ACIA.

The ACIA is illustrated in figure 3. This page describes a serial interface used to transmit serial data between a computer and a modem or a printer. This material is taken from articles I wrote on the 68K microprocessor. 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.

Source file VHDL/ACIA_6850.vhd

These bits select also the type of parity if any and the number of stop bits. The latter mode results if the internal baud rate generator is. It is there 68550 the purpose of compatibility with older equipment. As the data word length may be 7 or 8 bits with odd, even, or no parity bit, plus either one or two stop bits, there are a total of 12 different possible formats for serial data transmission.

The following notes provide sufficient details about the DUART’s registers to enable you to use it in its basic operating mode. The framing error status bit, SR4, is set whenever the ACIA determines that 680 received character is incorrectly framed by a start bit and a stop bit.

To clear SR2, the CPU must read the contents of the status register and then the contents of the data register.