May 16, 2014

8051 on Altera Cyclone IV

The 8051 microcontroller (aka MCS-51 or 80C51) was develop by Intel in 1980. Still over 30 year later its architecture is widely used. In this post am using the lightweight 8051 compatible core ligth52 from Open Cores on the Altera Cyclone IV TB276 board from my previous posts. This implementation runs the core at 75 MHz. It has some precompiled examples. To develop your own code you need the free SDCC C-compiler.You will also need python. I use python xy.

Download the design adopted to TB276 here.

Resource usage:
Logic elements: 1,239 / 6,272 ( 20 % )
Memory bits: 20,480 / 276,480 ( 7 % )
Embedded Multiplier 9-bit elements: 1 / 30 ( 3 % )
Total PLLs: 1 / 2 ( 50 % )

To get the serial port output I used an FTID cable (3.3 Volt version) with the following connections:
Black to GND
Oragen to pin 7
Yellow to pin 10
Others are unconnected.

Press button Key2 on the board to reset the core and start the output on the serial port. I used RealTerm to capture the output. Settings are 19200,8,N,1


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