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Interfacing DS1788X / DS1288X RTC with PIC18F uC

This is an example program to interface Maxim DS1788X series RTC to a PIC18F microcontroller. The DS17287, DS17487, and DS17887 integrate a quartz crystal and lithium energy source into a 24-pin encapsulated DIP package. The same code may be used to interface Older DS1288X series RTCs with little or no modifications.

Pin connections with uC are specified in “rtc.h” file. Here is the main program file and complete project to be compiled with HI-TECH PIC18 compiler.

The routines in rtc.h can also be used to access the built-in NVRAM of these ICs.

/*
Sample code to interface DS1788X or DS1288X RTC to PIC18 microcontrollers
To be compiled with HI-TECH PIC18 Compilers
Freely distributable in this original form.
(c) 2009 Pasan Hettiarachchi
(c) Microsolutions
Any questions or comments?  admin@microsolutions.info
*/

#include <pic18.h>
#include"delay.h"
#include"serial.h"
#include "rtc.h"
#include <stdio.h>

__CONFIG (1,ECDB4 & OSCSDIS);
__CONFIG (2,WDTDIS);
__CONFIG (4,LVPDIS & STVRDIS);
__CONFIG (5,CPB);

void main(){

	dateTimeRTC dateTime ;

	ADCON1=0x06;		// for newer PIC18F4580 etc.. not important
	CMCON=0x07;			//

	TRISC=0b10111111;	//
	TRISB=0b11100001;  //LATB1-LATB4 are used as control pins for the RTC parallel interface

	init_comms();

/*
	Put correct values to dateTime structure and
	uncomment these lines to set the date time and intialize RTC

	dateTime.year=4;
	dateTime.month=10;
	dateTime.dateOfTheMonth=31;
	dateTime.hours=13;
	dateTime.dayOfTheWeek=1;
	dateTime.minutes=27;
	dateTime.seconds=0;

	intialiseRTC(&dateTime,0);

*/

	while(1){

		DelayMs(250);

		if (readDateTime(&dateTime)) {

			printf("%02d-%02d-%02d  %02d:%02d:%02d\n",dateTime.year,dateTime.month,dateTime.dateOfTheMonth,
					dateTime.hours,dateTime.minutes,dateTime.seconds);

		}

	}

}

Download complete: DS17887-PIC18F (2011-09-02 link updated)

2 thoughts on “Interfacing DS1788X / DS1288X RTC with PIC18F uC

  1. Pavan Kakarla says:

    Can in use DS1307?

    Reply

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