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Stand alone UART

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ananth85

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I need to use a stand alone UART to transmit 16 bit of data to another UART via RF.But i am nt sure how to transmit as the UART IC has only 8 data bus,my another 8 bits is left floating.D0 to D7.
 

Mikebits

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Set your 16 bits to only send 8 bits at a time. Limit your CPU or whatever to byte mode.
This post sounds familiar.
 

Sceadwian

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The simple answer is you can't.
You can if you rework the circuit though, you'd have to feed the bytes into the uart one at a time with some kind of external logic or data controller.
 

Mikebits

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You can set your Up to send in byte mode with no rework.
 

tresca

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maybe a hardware uart and a software uart each sending a byte. and then on the receiver side, combine them to get your 16bits. Though not truly sending 16bits, im sure its faster than sending 2 seperate streams of data, and I believe the hardware uart runs in the background...could be mistaken...and its just a thought
 

tresca

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LOL! Finally, someone noticed.
Same question, not even worded differently. He probably wants someone to do all the dirty work and write out the code.
 

Sceadwian

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Which might even be an option if anyone had a clue what devices he was using.
Because from this post I sure don't. I've not seen these other posts though.
 

Sceadwian

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Once again I assumed the original poster had a clue before I responded =) Typical mistake. If I did that for posters like you Nigel, I'd be reading for several months. You have a clue though =)
 
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