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Driver for GU112x16_7806 Noritake Itron VFD display

 
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Driver for GU112x16_7806 Noritake Itron VFD display
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:22 am     Reply with quote

Hi all,

here is a driver which contains a set of useful routines for use with a Noritake-Itron GU112X16-7806 graphical Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD)in parallel interface.

Code:

//------------------------------------------------------------------------
//
// File:        VFD_GU112x16_7806.c
//
// Purpose:     Graphical VFD routines.
//
// Description: This file contains a set of useful routines for use with
//      a Noritake-Itron GU112X16-7806 graphical Vacuum Fluorescent
//      Display (VFD)in parallel interface.
//------------------------------------------------------------------------*/

#define set_tris_lcd(x) set_tris_d(x) //port D used for DATA D0 to D7

//************************************************************************//
// BRIGHTNESS LEVEL - According to datasheet to configure VFD brightness
//************************************************************************//
#DEFINE brightness_25  0x03
#DEFINE brightness_50  0x02
#DEFINE brightness_75  0x01
#DEFINE brightness_100 0x00

//************************************************************************//
// write a byte to the VFD cmd register
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_write_cmd(unsigned char c)
{
   unsigned char busy;
   set_tris_lcd(0xff); // set data port to input
   output_high(VFD_RW);      // read
   output_low(VFD_RS);
   
   do {
      output_high(VFD_EN);
      busy = (input_d() & 0x80);
      output_low(VFD_EN);
      } while (busy);
   
   set_tris_lcd(0x00); // set data port to output
   output_low(VFD_RW);       // write
   output_low(VFD_RS);
   output_d(c);
   output_high(VFD_EN);
   output_low(VFD_EN);
}

//************************************************************************//
// write a byte to the VFD data register
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_write_data(unsigned char c)
{
   unsigned char busy;
   set_tris_lcd(0xff); // set data port to input
   output_high(VFD_RW);      // read
   output_low(VFD_RS);
   
   do {
      output_high(VFD_EN);
      busy = (input_d() & 0x80);
      output_low(VFD_EN);
      } while (busy);
     
   set_tris_lcd(0x00); // set data port to output
   output_low(VFD_RW);      // write
   output_high(VFD_RS);
   output_d(c);
   output_high(VFD_EN);
   output_low(VFD_EN);
}

//************************************************************************//
//    Clear and home the LCD     
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_clear()
{
   vfd_write_cmd(0x01);
   delay_ms (10);
}

//************************************************************************//
//    Cursor return home     
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_cursor_home()
{
   vfd_write_cmd(0x02);
   delay_ms (10);
}

//************************************************************************// 
// initialise the VFD - put into 8 bit mode
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_init(unsigned char brightness)
{
   output_low(VFD_EN);
   vfd_write_cmd (0x30);
   delay_ms (10);
   vfd_write_cmd (0x30);
   delay_ms (10);
   vfd_write_cmd (0x30);
   delay_ms (10);
   vfd_write_cmd (0x30);   // Eight bit mode
   delay_ms (10);   
   vfd_write_data(brightness);   // Set luminance
   vfd_write_cmd(0x06);
   vfd_write_cmd(0x0c);
   vfd_clear();      // Clear screen
}

//************************************************************************//
// Set luminance of the VFD
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_set_brightness(unsigned char brightness)
{
   output_low(VFD_EN);
   vfd_write_cmd (0x30);   // Eight bit mode
   vfd_write_data(brightness);   // Set luminance=75%
}

//************************************************************************//
// Set the VFD font
//
//   'A' 4x6 mini font
//   'B' 5x7 Katakana font
//   'C' 10x14 Katakana font
//   'b' 5x7 European font
//   'c' 10x14 European font
//   '1' 1 pixel inter-character spacing
//   '2' 2 pixel inter-character spacing
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_font(unsigned char font)
{
   vfd_write_cmd(0xf2);
   vfd_write_data(font);   
}   

void vfd_font_small()
{
    vfd_font('1');
    vfd_font('A');
}

void vfd_font_medium()
{
    vfd_font('1');
    vfd_font('b');
}

void vfd_font_large()
{
    vfd_font('2');
    vfd_font('c');
}

//************************************************************************//
// write a string of chars to the VFD
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_puts(unsigned char text)
{
      vfd_write_data(text);
}

//************************************************************************//
// Go to the specified position
//
//   xpos = 0-111, ypos = 0-15
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_goto(unsigned char xpos, unsigned char ypos)
{
   vfd_write_cmd(0xf0);
   vfd_write_data(xpos);   
   vfd_write_data(ypos);
   delay_us(1);
}

//************************************************************************//
// Set the VFD area
//
//   x1, y1 = left top of area
//   x2, y2 = right bottom of area
//
//   Commands:
//      'I' Invert area
//      'F' Fill area
//      'C' Clear area
//      'O' Set outline
//      'o' Clear outline
//      'H' Write horizontal graphical data with horizontal cursor movement
//      'V' Write vertical graphical data with vertical cursor movement
//      'h' Write horizontal graphical data with vertical cursor movement
//      'v' Write vertical graphical data with horizontal cursor movement
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_area(unsigned char x1, unsigned char y1, unsigned char x2, unsigned char y2, unsigned char cmd)
{
   vfd_write_cmd(0xf1);
   vfd_write_data(x1);   
   vfd_write_data(y1);   
   vfd_write_data(x2);   
   vfd_write_data(y2);   
   vfd_write_data(cmd);   
}   

//************************************************************************//
// display shift of "count" positions to the right
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_shift_right(unsigned char count) // low speed shift
{
   int i;
   for (i=0; i<=count; i++)
      {
      vfd_write_cmd(0x1C);
      delay_ms(30);
      }
}

void vfd_shift_right2(unsigned char count) // normal speed shift
{
   int i;
   for (i=0; i<=count; i++)
      {
      vfd_write_cmd(0x1C);
      delay_ms(20);
      }
}

void vfd_shift_right3(unsigned char count) // high speed shift
{
   int i;
   for (i=0; i<=count; i++)
      {
      vfd_write_cmd(0x1C);
      delay_ms(10);
      }
}

//************************************************************************//
// display shift of "count" positions to the left
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_shift_left(unsigned char count) // low speed shift
{
   int i;
   for (i=0; i<=count; i++)
      {
      vfd_write_cmd(0x18);
      delay_ms(30);
      }
}

void vfd_shift_left2(unsigned char count) // normal speed shift
{
   int i;
   for (i=0; i<=count; i++)
      {
      vfd_write_cmd(0x18);
      delay_ms(20);
      }
}

void vfd_shift_left3(unsigned char count) // high speed shift
{
   int i;
   for (i=0; i<=count; i++)
      {
      vfd_write_cmd(0x18);
      delay_ms(10);
      }
}

//************************************************************************//
// enable or disable the display
//  *   0 = disable, 1 = enable
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_display_control(unsigned char on_off)
{
   vfd_write_cmd(0x0F);
   vfd_write_data(on_off);
}
   
//************************************************************************//
// enable or disable the flashing bloc cursor
//  *   0 = disable, 1 = enable
//************************************************************************//
void vfd_display_cursor(unsigned char cursor)
{
   vfd_write_cmd(0x08);
   vfd_write_data(cursor);
}
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