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Who is the MASTER of PIC ASM?

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers' started by Alharad, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Alharad

    Alharad New Member

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    Hello friends and enemies :D

    I have been persuaded to start with PIC ASM and need help!! I have a PICkit2 and want to know how to learn the language to get started? I really need tutorials and maybe someone can help me on the electronics chat or on a personal instant message chat?

    thanks in advance!!!
     
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  3. Jon Wilder

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    Lots of us here are pretty good with PIC assembly. Here's a great site to get you started. It will teach you the syntax of PIC assembly as well as some of the instruction set for the mid-range family of PICS.

    PIC Tutorial
     
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  5. Mike - K8LH

    Mike - K8LH Well-Known Member

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    Here's another popular "from the ground up" course for the 16F84; PIC Elmer 160 Home Page
     
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    be80be Well-Known Member

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    PIC Elmer 160 Is great site I keep forgetting that one.

    And the PIC Tutorial
    I never used any to start with just MPLAB and the mpasm help file and what came with the pickit2
     
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  7. Alharad

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    This is awesome!!! I will read up on how to start and let you all know where i get stuck. be sure to post more tutorials, the more the better!! :D
     
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    Mike - K8LH Well-Known Member

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    Lots of compilers do that Burt.

    Here's a segment of BoostC source code and the same segment from the ".casm" output file;

    Code (text):
      /*
       *  refresh display and "dutycycle" every 1-msec interval
       */
       if(--frame == 0)                // if 1-msec display interval
       { dutycycle = level;            // update duty cycle work variable
         frame = 10;                   // reset 1-msec interval counter

     
    Code (text):
      /*
       *  refresh display and "dutycycle" every 1-msec interval
       */
       if(--frame == 0)                // if 1-msec display interval
    00AB  0BBA      DECFSZ gbl_frame, F
    00AC  28DD      GOTO    label5
    00DD        label5

       { dutycycle = level;            // update duty cycle work variable
    00AD  0831      MOVF gbl_level, W
    00AE  00B3      MOVWF gbl_dutycycle
    00AF  0832      MOVF gbl_level+D'1', W
    00B0  00B4      MOVWF gbl_dutycycle+D'1'

         frame = 10;                   // reset 1-msec interval counter
    00B1  300A      MOVLW 0x0A
    00B2  00BA      MOVWF gbl_frame
     
     
  10. Alharad

    Alharad New Member

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    Dude, i have no idea what that code means. :O

    is there a document which lists those commands?
     
  11. be80be

    be80be Well-Known Member

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    I Know they do but if it built in commands most don't show how all of the code is generated

    Jalv2 shows all macros that are built in to the compiler

    Like this
    Code (text):

    ;  107    __lcd_write_nibble(value >> 4)               -- write high nibble
                                   swapf    v__rparam0,w,v__banked
                                   andlw    15
                                   movwf    v____temp_34,v__banked
                                   movf     v____temp_34,w,v__banked
                                   call     l___lcd_write_nibble
     
    You don't get that with any I have seen but Jalv2 because if you new how it was done we could have just one compiler

    To clarify this I ask to see the code that generated toggle was told it in the asm thats generated it is it a named macro you don't get to see the code for it.

    Jalv2 you do
     
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    It means code tags where used.
     
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    3v0 Coop Build Coordinator Forum Supporter

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    One should really find out what a persons background is prior to suggesting a language tool. It is not a one size fits all world.
     
  14. Alharad

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    i just wanted to do MPLAB ASM compiler.
     
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    Hi Alharad,

    You say you have got a Pickit2, is it a Microchip one and if so did you get one of the matching Pk2 Starter boards with it ? - all of which should come with Cds containing loads of software including Mplab.

    Either way, if you look on the Microchip Pickit2 site you will see that there is a PK2 Assembler tutorial and code there to download.
    Even if you do not have that exact chip you can readliy adjust the code to run on another 16F chip.
     
  16. Alharad

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    Yes, i got a Pickit2 and it is from Microchip, but it only came with a usb cable. i looked inside the box and there are only CDs with it. My mom got it for me on christmas, so she didn't know what to get exactly. i didn't know either!! :D

    i don't know of the microchip Pickit2 site, can you give a link please?

    i am ordering 2 pic16f628 and 18f1240 (if i remember) so they should be at my house soon.

    does anybody have chat to help get me started? :)
     
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    I think we posted a bunch for the OP the Jalv2 and BoostC both have Asm that you can learn by is all we are saying here

    But the Op is using Mplab that's great I 'll only post ASM code for him if that's what he want's to learn.

    Oh Mike I haven't use boostC much It also generated nice asm thanks for pointing that out.
     
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  19. Alharad

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    Hi be80be,

    Yes, i do want to learn MPLAB asm code, so if you post some that would be awesome!!!

    I can't wait for the micro controllers to come!! but i can be learning things of asm while waiting, but what should i learn?? maybe we can go through code be80be and you can explain what is happening.
     
  20. Alharad

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    You have no board then the chips your getting are 16f628a an 18f1220 right I don't think there a 18f1240
     

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