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AN #104 - Measuring temperature with 90S2313 and BASCOM-AVR Print
Measuring temperature with 90S2313 and BASCOM-AVR
This AN was written by Jorge Ferrero  

This is a very simple application in BASCOM-AVR Basic oriented to hobbyist and beginners (like me) who needs obvious explanations of simple stuffs to understand how it works. I hope this will be useful for somebody.

I have measured the temperature with an analog device, since the temperature sensor gives a voltage signal proportional to temperature, so I must to convert the analog signal in a digital one, in order to send data to the AVR chip properly.  

 Besides, any sensor which gives analog voltage signals could be read by a MCU with this method, so it is applicable to a wide spread of possibilities. 

I have used as hardware.... 
  • Dontronics DT 006, with a 4 Mhz crystal and two caps 22 pf, with a MAX 232 plug in their socket, and connected to the serial port of a PC. Obviously, you need also the parallel connection to the PC.  

  •  ATMEL 90S2313-10 (but configured as 4 Mhz in the compiler),  

  •  Diode-temperature sensor LM35 from National in TO-92 plastic package.  

  •  ADC 0831 as a analog-digital converter, 8 pin DIP, 8 bits resolution. 
  I have used as software.... 
  •   BASCOM-AVR compiler (standard version  


  • A lot of help from Mark Alberts (Thank you, Mark!) 


The temperature sensor, the ADC and pins from 2313 are wired as shown in the figure: 




The temperature sensor has a range from -55 to 150 şC, with an output of 10 mV per şC. If we measure with a tester the voltage between VOUT and GND, will have 0,25 V for 25 şC and so on. 

The ADC0831 has a synchronous serial interface Microwire from National semiconductors, which needs 3 wires for sending the digital signals: CS (CS=0: chip select), CLK and Do.  

Do (8-bits) will range from 0 to 255, so if we set the reference voltage Vref at 2,55 V for the 0831, we will have a digital measuring range from 0 to 255 ş C for the output, as we measure at 10 mV/şC with a minimum resolution of 1 şC at the ADC output. Of course there are another limits, as the maximum operating temperature of chip and electronics circuits.    




ADC0831 Timing


How it works... 

When you select the chip (with CS = 0) from the MCU sending a low by pinb.3, the ADC "wakes up", and it is ready to take a measurement and output it one bit at a time through D0. The MCU controls this process through the clock pinb.2. Each pulse of this clock indicates to the ADC to place a bit on D0. The MCU grabs that bit, and adds it to a byte variable in which it will accumulate all eight bits. 

Of course there are plenty of ways to do this kind of measures, but this one it is very simple, and I think it is a good opportunity to start with BASCOM-AVR compiler. Enjoy! 

Here is the code: 

'aduc0831 example

Dim As Byte 'hold each bit coming from the ADC

Dim Temp As Byte 'each tick of the clock

Dim T As Byte 'var that will hold result

Config portb = &B11111110'pinb.0 as input; b.1..b.7 as
' output

Alias Portb.2
Alias Portb.3

Set cs 'begin with high


Reset Clk
Reset Cs 'select chip

Gosub Pulse

Gosub Pulse 'extra clock for sync

= 0 : T = 0

For Temp = 1 To 8 'start a new measure

= T * 2 'send the bit (i) one place to left

Gosub Pulse 'send a clock pulse

= T + A 'grab the last bit

If Pinb.0 = 1 Then 'read a new bit
= 1
= 0
End If


Set Cs

Print T
Wait 1



Set clk
Waitus 10 ' 10 us wait
Reset Clk