1.1 INFRARED REMOTE CONTROL THEORY: IR is electromagnetic (EM) radiation of wavelengths longer than visible light, but shorter than RF spanning three orders of magnitude between 750 nm and 1 mm. IrDA, the Infrared Data Association, champions IR in the electronics sector and most offerings adhere to the organization's standards, aiding interoperability. IR remote controls use IR LEDs to emit radiation that's focused by a plastic lens into a narrow beam. Data is encoded by modulating the beam to provide immunity from other IR sources such as fluorescent lights. Thus, the Infrared refers to the energy radiations having frequency below visible range. These radiations are invisible to human eye but may be perceived as heat signals. Similarly, these radiations can be easily detected through readily available sensor modules.

Infra Red

Highly Visible

Ultra Violet


Figure 1.1: Electromagnetic spectrum Infra-Red is interesting, because it is easily generated and doesn't suffer electromagnetic interference, so it is nicely used to communication and control, but it is not perfect, some other light emissions could contains infrared as well, and that can interfere in this communication. The sun is an example, since it emits a wide spectrum or radiation. The adventure of using lots of infra-red in TV/VCR remote controls and other applications, brought infra-red diodes (emitter and receivers) at very low cost at the market. This infrared light can mean something to the receiver, the "on or off" radiation can transmit different meanings. Lot of things can generate infrared, anything that radiate heat do it, including out body, lamps, stove, oven, friction your hands together, even the hot water at the faucet. To allow a good communication using infra-red, and avoid those "fake" signals, it is imperative to use a "key" that can tell the receiver what is the real data transmitted and what is fake. As an analogy, looking eye naked to the night sky you can see hundreds of stars, but you can spot easily a far away airplane just by its flashing strobe light. That strobe light is the "key", the "coding" element that alerts us. Similar to the airplane at the night sky, our TV room may have hundreds of tinny IR sources, our body, and the lamps around, even the hot cup of tea. A way to avoid all those other sources, is generating a key, like the flashing airplane. So, remote controls used to pulsate infrared in a certain frequency. The IR receiver module at the TV, VCR or stereo "tunes" to this certain frequency and ignores all other IR received. The best frequency for the job is between 30 and 60 kHz, the most used is around 36 kHz. So, remote controls use the 36 kHz (or around) to transmit information. Infrared light emitted by IR Diodes is pulsated at 36 thousand times per second, when transmitting logic level "1" and silence for "0". To generate a 36 kHz pulsating infrared is quite easy, more difficult is to receive and identify this frequency.


This is why some companies produce infrared receives, that contains the filters, decoding circuits and the output shaper, that delivers a square wave, meaning the existence or not of the 36kHz incoming pulsating infrared. It means that those 3 dollars small units, have an output pin that goes high (+5V) when there is a pulsating 36kHz infrared in front of it, and zero volts when there is not this radiation. A square wave of approximately 27uS (microseconds) injected at the base of a transistor, can drive an infrared LED to transmit this pulsating light wave. Upon its presence, the commercial receiver will switch its output to high level (+5V). If this frequency is turned on/off at the transmitter, the receiver indicates it clearly. Those IR demodulators have inverted logic at its output, when a burst of IR is sensed it drives its output to low level, meaning logic level = 1. To avoid a Philips remote control to change channels in a Panasonic TV, they use different codification at the infrared, even that all of them use basically the same transmitted frequency, from 36 to 50 kHz. So, all of them use a different combination of bits or how to code the transmitted data to avoid interference. Some standards were created. In this project we will only show one of them, the one used by Philips. Philips adopted or created the RC5 standard that uses fixed bit length and fixed quantity of bits. In this application RC5 pulse protocol used by Philips TV is decoded using a microcontroller. In other words, this project develops the IR receiver for the Philips RC5 protocol and the output has been shown on the hardware through relay controlled devices corresponding to various channels switched with remote. Also, LEDs glow corresponding to each output. In this project we will make a TV receiver for Philips remote control. This remote control is based on RC5 protocol. This receiver will be an embedded system which can be used in television sets. The decoding of the RC5 pulse protocol has been done in assembly level language although we can also use embedded C or Basscom for writing the program for the microcontroller (We will be using Atmel’s AT89C51 8-bit microcontroller). The project also involves the design and development of the Printed

Circuit Board (PCB). This provides the additional benefit that no or minimum wiring has been done, and hence there are less chances of wear and tear. We have on our part tried to solder the components as finely as possible. The further chapters clearly explain the RC5 protocol and our efforts towards its decoding.

1.1 RC5 PROTOCOL: The RC-5 code from Philips is possibly the most used protocol by hobbyists. The protocol is well defined for different device types ensuring compatibility with your whole entertainment system. Features:
• • • • •

5 bit address and 6 bit command length (7 command bits for RC5X) Bi-phase coding (aka Manchester coding) Carrier frequency of 36kHz Constant bit time of 1.778ms (64 cycles of 36 kHz) Manufacturer Philips

Modulation: The protocol uses bi-phase modulation (or so-called Manchester coding) of a 36 kHz IR carrier frequency. All bits are of equal length of 1.778ms in this protocol, with half of the bit time filled with a burst of the 36 kHz carrier and the other half being idle. A logical zero is represented by a burst in the first half of the bit time. A logical one is represented by a burst in the second half of the bit time. The pulse/pause ratio of the 36 kHz carrier frequency is 1/3 or 1/4 which reduces power consumption.






Figure 1.2: Modulation Protocol: The figure 3 below shows a typical pulse train of an RC-5 message. This example transmits command $35 to address $05.















S 1 S 2


MSB Command



Start bit (Always “1”)

Figure 1.3 The first two pulses are the start pulses, and are both logical "1". Please note that half a bit time is elapsed before the receiver will notice the real start of the message. Extended RC-5 uses only one start bit. Bit S2 is transformed to command bit 6, providing for a total of 7 command bits. The value of S2 must be inverted to get the 7th command bit though! The 3rd bit is a toggle bit. This bit is inverted every time a key is released and pressed again. This way the receiver can distinguish between a key that remains down, or is pressed repeatedly. The next 5 bits represent the IR device address, which is sent with MSB first.


The address is followed by a 6 bit command, again sent with MSB first. A message consists of a total of 14 bits, which adds up to a total duration of 25 m sec. Sometimes a message may appear to be shorter because the first half of the start bit S1 remains idle. And if the last bit of the message is logic "0" the last half bit of the message is idle too. As long as a key remains down the message will be repeated every 114ms. The toggle bit will retain the same logical level during all of these repeated messages. It is up to the receiver software to interpret this auto repeat feature.

Pre-defined Commands: Philips has created a beautiful list of "standardized" commands. This ensures the compatibility between devices from the same brand. A very nice feature, often to be missed with other brands, is the fact that most devices are available twice in the table allowing one to have 2 VCRs stacked on top of each other without having trouble addressing only one of them with the remote control.

The addresses for various devices may be seen in the Table 1.1. The TV and VCR commands corresponding to the RC5 command may be seen in the Table 1.2.

RC-5 Address $00-0 $01-1 $02-2 $03-3 $04-4 $05-5 $06-6 $07-7 $08-8 $09-9 $0A-10 $0B-11 $0C-12 6

Device TV1 TV2 Teletext Video LV1 VCR1 VCR2 Experimental Sat1 Camera Sat2 CDV

$0D-13 $0E-14 $0F-15 $10-16 $11-17 $12-18 $13-19 $14-20 $15-21 $16-22 $17-23 $18-24 $19-25 $1A-26 $1B-27 $1C-28 $1D-29 $1E-30 $1F-31

Camcorder Pre-amp Tuner Recorder1 Pre-amp CD Player Phono SatA Recorder2

CDR Lighting Lighting Phone

Table 1.1: The addresses for various devices

RC-5 Command $00-0 $01-1 $02-2 $03-3 $04-4 $05-5 $06-6 $07-7 $08-8 $09-9 $0A-10 $0C-12 $0D-13

TV Command 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 -/-Standby Mute 7

VCR Command 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 -/-Standby

$10-16 $11-17 $12-18 $13-19 $20-32 $21-33 $32-50 $34-52 $35-53 $36-54 $37-55

Volume+ VolumeBrightness+ BrightnessProgram+ ProgramProgram+ ProgramFastrewind Fastforward Play Stop Recording

Table 1.2: TV and VCR commands corresponding to the RC5 command


2.1 MICROPROCESSOR AND MICROCONTROLLER BASICS The past two decades have seen the introduction of a technology that has radically changed the way in which we analyze and control the world around us. Born of parallel development in computer architecture and integrated circuit fabrication, the microprocessor, or “computer on a chip,” first become a commercial reality in 1971 with the introduction of 4-bit 4004 by a small, unknown company by the name of Intel Corporation. Other better established, semiconductor firms soon follow Intel’s pioneering technology so that by the late 1970s one could choose from a half dozen or so microprocessor types. The microprocessor[1] has been with us for some 15-years now growing from an awkward 4-bit chip to a robust 32-bit adult. Soon 64 and 128-bit wizards will appear to


crunch numbers, spreadsheets, and CAD CAM. The engineering community became aware of, enamored with, the 8-bit microprocessor of the middle to late 1970’s. The 1970s also saw the growth of the number of personal computer users from a handful of hobbyists and “hackers” to millions of business, industrial, governmental, defense, educational, and private users now enjoying the advantages of inexpensive computing. New technology makes possible, however, a better type of small computer-one with not only the CPU on the chip, but RAM, ROM, Timer, UARTS, Ports, and other common peripheral I/O functions also. The microprocessor has become the microcontroller[4]. A by-product of microprocessor development was the microcontroller. The same fabrication techniques and programming concepts that make possible the general purpose microprocessor also yielded the microcontroller. Microcontrollers are not as well known to the general public, or even the technical community, as are the more glamorous microprocessor. The public is, however, very well aware that “something” is responsible for all of the smart VCRs, clock radios washers, and dryers, video games, telephones, microwaves, TVs, automobiles, toys, Vending machines, copiers, elevators, irons, and a myriad of other articles that have suddenly become intelligent and “programmable.” Companies are also aware that being competitive in this age of microchip requires their products, or the machinery they use to make those products, to have some “smarts.” Some manufacturers, hoping to capitalize on our software investment, have brought our families of microcontrollers that are software compatible with the older microprocessor. Other, wishing to optimize the instruction set and architecture to improve speed and reduce code size, produce totally new designs that had little in common with their earlier microprocessors. Both of these trend continue. Microprocessor: A Microprocessor[4], as the term has come to be known is a general purpose digital computer central processing unit (CPU). Although popularly known as a “computer on a chip,” the microprocessor is in no sense a complete digital computer.


Figure 1 shows a block diagram of a microprocessor CPU, which contains arithmetic and logic unit (ALU), a program counter (PC), a stack pointer (SP), some working registers, a clock timing circuit and interrupt circuits. The microprocessor contains no RAM, no ROM, and no I/O ports on the chip itself. The key term in describing the design of microprocessor is “general purpose.” The hardware design of a microprocessor CPU is arrange so that a small or very large system can be configured around the CPU as the application demands. The internal CPU architecture, as well as the resultant machine level code that operates that architecture, is comprehensive but as flexible as possible. Although the addition of external RAM, ROM, and I/O ports make these systems bulkier and much more expensive, they have the advantage of versatility such that the designer can decide on the amount of RAM, ROM, and I/O ports needed to fit the task at hand

Arithmetic and logic unit

Accumulator Working Register(s)

Program Counter

Stack Pointer

Clock Circuit


Interrupt Circuit

Figure 2.1: A Block Diagram of a Microprocessor Microcontroller: A microcontroller[5] has a CPU (a microprocessor) in addition to a fix amount of RAM, ROM, I/O ports, and a timer all on a single chip. In other words, the processor, RAM, ROM, I/O ports, and timer are all embedded together on one chip; therefore, the designer cannot add any external memory, I/O, or timer to it. Figure 2 shows the block diagram of a typical microcontroller which is a true computer on a chip. The design incorporates all of the features found in a microprocessor CPU: ALU, PC, SP, and registers. It also has added the others features needed to make a complete computer: RAM, ROM, parallel I/O, serial I/O, counters, and a clock circuit. ALU Timer/Counter I/O Ports I/O Ports

Accumulator Registers





Interrupt Circuits

Stack Pointer


Clock Circuit

Program Counter

Figure 2.2: A block diagram of a Microcontroller Like the microprocessor, a microcontroller is a general purpose device, but one which is meant to fetch data, perform limited calculations on that data and control it environment based on those calculations. The prime use of a microcontroller is to control the operation of machine using a fixed program that is stored in ROM and that does not change over the life time of the system.

2.2 CHARACTERISTICS FEATURES OF AT89C51 AT89C51 is an 8-bit microcontroller from Atmel Corporation. Features

• Compatible with MCS-51™ Products • 4K Bytes of In-System Reprogrammable Flash Memory – Endurance: 1,000 Write/Erase Cycles • Fully Static Operation: 0 Hz to 24 MHz • Three-level Program Memory Lock • 128 x 8-bit Internal RAM • 32 Programmable I/O Lines • Two 16-bit Timer/Counters • Six Interrupt Sources • Programmable Serial Channel • Low-power Idle and Power-down Modes

2.3 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF AT89C51 The AT89C51[6] is a low-power, high-performance CMOS 8-bit microcomputer with 4K bytes of Flash programmable and erasable read only memory (PEROM). The device is manufactured using Atmel’s high-density nonvolatile memory technology and is compatible with the industry-standard MCS-51 instruction set and pinout. The on-chip Flash allows the program memory to be reprogrammed in-system or by a conventional nonvolatile memory programmer. By combining a versatile 8-bit CPU with Flash on a monolithic chip, the Atmel AT89C51 is a powerful microcomputer which provides a highly-flexible and cost-effective solution to many embedded control applications. The AT89C51 provides the following standard features: 4K bytes of Flash, 128 bytes of RAM, 32 I/O lines, two 16-bit timer/counters, a five vector two-level interrupt architecture, full duplex serial port, on-chip oscillator and clock circuitry. In addition, the AT89C51 is designed with static logic for operation down to zero frequency and supports two software selectable power saving modes. The Idle Mode stops the CPU while allowing the RAM, timer/counters, serial port and interrupt system to continue

functioning. The Power-down Mode saves the RAM contents but freezes the oscillator disabling all other chip functions until the next hardware reset.


Figure 2.3: Block Diagram of AT89C51 2.4 PIN DESCRIPTION OF AT89C51:

PDIP: Plastic Dual Inline Package.
P1.0 P1.1 P1.2 P1.3 P1.4 P1.5 P1.6 PO.6(AD 6) P1.7 PO.7(AD 7) RST (RXD) P3.O (TXD) P3.O (INT0) P3.2 (INT1) P3.3 (T0) P3.4 (T1) P3.5 (WR) P3.6 (RD) P3.7 XTAL2 XTAL1 GND EA/VPP ALE/PROG PSEN P2.7(AD 15) P2.6(AD 14) P2.5(AD 13) P2.4(AD 12) P2.3(AD 11) P2.2(AD 10) P2.1(AD 9) P2.0(AD 8) VCC PO.O(AD 0) PO.1(AD 1) PO.2(AD 2) PO.3(AD 3) PO.4(AD 4) PO.5(AD 5)



Figure 2.4: Pin diagram of AT89C51

Pin description:

In the AT89C51 there are a total of four ports for I/O operations. Examining Figure 5, note that of the 40 pins, a total of 32 pins are set aside for the four ports P0, P1, P2, and P3, where each port takes 8 pins. The rest of the pins are designated as Vcc, GND, XTAL1, XTAL2, RST, EA, ALE/PEOG, and PSEN.

VCC: Supply voltage.

GND: Ground.

I/O port pins and there functions: The four ports P0, P1, P2, and P3 each use 8 pins, making them 8 bit ports. All the ports upon RESET are configured as inputs, ready to be used as input ports. When the first 0 is written to a port, it becomes an output. To reconfigure it as an input, a 1 must be sent to the port. Port 0: Port 0 is an 8-bit open drain bidirectional I/O port. As an output port each pin can sink eight TTL inputs. When 1s are written to port 0 pins, the pins can be used as high-impedance inputs. Port 0 may also be configured to be the multiplexed low order address/data bus during accesses to external program and data memory. In this mode P0 has internal pullups. Port 0 also receives the code

bytes during Flash programming, and outputs the code bytes during program verification. External pullups are required during program verification.

Port 1: Port 1 is an 8-bit bidirectional I/O port with internal pullups. The Port 1 output buffers can sink/source four TTL inputs. When 1s are written to Port 1 pins they are pulled high by the internal pullups and can be used as inputs. As inputs, Port 1 pins that are externally being pulled low will source current (IIL) because of the internal pullups. Port 1 also receives the low-order address bytes during Flash programming and program verification.

Port 2: Port 2 is an 8-bit bi-directional I/O port with internal pullups. The Port 2 output buffers can sink/source four TTL inputs. When 1s are written to Port 2 pins they are pulled high by the internal pullups and can be used as inputs. As inputs, Port 2 pins that are externally being pulled low will source current (IIL) because of the internal pullups. Port 2 emits the high-order address byte during fetches from external program memory and during accesses to external data memory that use 16-bit addresses (MOVX @ DPTR). In this application, it uses strong internal pull-ups when emitting 1s. During accesses to external data memory that use 8-bit addresses (MOVX @ RI), Port 2 emits the contents of the P2 Special Function Register. Port 2 also receives the high-order address bits and some control signals during Flash programming and verification.

Port 3:


Port 3 is an 8-bit bi-directional I/O port with internal pullups. The Port 3 output buffers can sink/source four TTL inputs. When 1s are written to Port 3 pins they are pulled high by the internal pullups and can be used as inputs. As inputs, Port 3 pins that are externally being pulled low will source current (IIL) because of the pullups. Port 3 also serves the functions of various special features of the AT89C51 as listed below:

Table 2.1 Port 3 also receives some control signals for Flash programming and verification.

RST: Reset input. A high on this pin for two machine cycles while the oscillator is running resets the device.

ALE/PROG: Address Latch Enable output pulse for latching the low byte of the address during accesses to external memory. This pin is also the program pulse input (PROG) during Flash programming.

In normal operation ALE is emitted at a constant rate of 1/6 the oscillator frequency, and may be used for external timing or clocking purposes. Note, however, that one ALE pulse is skipped during each access to external Data Memory. If desired, ALE operation can be disabled by setting bit 0 of SFR location 8EH. With the bit set, ALE is active only during a MOVX or MOVC instruction. Otherwise, the pin is weakly pulled high. Setting the ALE-disable bit has no effect if the microcontroller is in external execution mode.

PSEN: Program Store Enable is the read strobe to external program memory. When the AT89C51 is executing code from external program memory, PSEN is activated twice each machine cycle, except that two PSEN activations are skipped during each access to external data memory.

EA/VPP: External Access Enable. EA must be strapped to GND in order to enable the device to fetch code from external program memory locations starting at 0000H up to FFFFH. Note, however, that if lock bit 1 is programmed, EA will be internally latched on reset. EA should be strapped to VCC for internal program executions. This pin also receives the 12-volt programming enable voltage (VPP) during Flash programming, for parts that require 12-volt VPP.

XTAL1: Input to the inverting oscillator amplifier and input to the internal clock operating circuit.


XTAL2: Output from the inverting oscillator amplifier.

Oscillator Characteristics: XTAL1 and XTAL2 are the input and output, respectively, of an inverting amplifier which can be configured for use as an on-chip oscillator, as shown in Figure 6. Either a quartz crystal or ceramic resonator may be used. To drive the device from an external clock source, XTAL2 should be left unconnected while XTAL1 is driven as shown in Figure 7. There are no requirements on the duty cycle of the external clock signal, since the input to the internal clocking circuitry is through a divide-by-two flip flop, but minimum and maximum voltage high and low time specifications must be observed.

Figure 2.5: Oscillator Connections

Figure 2.6: External Clock Drive Configurations

Idle Mode: In idle mode, the CPU puts itself to sleep while all the on-chip peripherals remain active. The mode is invoked by software. The content of the on-chip RAM and all the special functions registers remain unchanged during this mode. The idle mode can be terminated by any enabled interrupt or by a hardware reset. It should be noted that when idle is terminated by a hard ware

reset, the device normally resumes program execution, from where it left off, up to two machine cycles before the internal reset algorithm takes control. On-chip hardware inhibits access to internal RAM in this event, but access to the port pins is not inhibited. To eliminate the possibility of an unexpected write to a port pin when Idle is terminated by reset, the instruction following the one that invokes Idle should not be one that writes to a port pin or to external memory.

Power-down Mode: In the power-down mode, the oscillator is stopped, and the instruction that invokes power-down is the last instruction executed. The on-chip RAM and Special Function Registers retain their values until the power-down mode is terminated. The only exit from power-down is a hardware reset. Reset redefines the SFRs but does not change the on-chip RAM. The reset should not be activated before VCC is restored to its normal operating level and must be held active long enough to allow the oscillator to restart and stabilize.

Status of External Pins during Idle and Power-down Modes:

Table 2.2 Other Pin Configurations:

PQFP/TQFP: PQFP: Plastic Gull Wing Quad Flatpack. TQFP: Thin Plastic Gull Wing Quad Flatpack.

2.5 8051 ADDRESSING MODES: An “addressing mode “refers to how you are addressing a given memory location. The addressing modes are as follows. With an example of each:

Immediate Addressing Direct Addressing Indirect Addressing External Direct Code Indirect


Immediate Addressing: Immediate addressing is so-named because the value to be stored in memory immediately follows the operation code in memory. That is to say , the instruction itself dictates what value will be stored in memory. For example the instruction: MOV A, #20h This instruction uses immediate addressing because the Accumulator will be loaded with the value that immediately follows, in this case 20 (hexadecimal).

Direct Addressing: Direct addressing is so-named because the value to be stored in memory is obtained by directly retrieving it from another memory location. For example:

MOV A, 30h This instruction will read the date out of Internal RAM address30 (hexadecimal) and store it in the Accumulator. Direct addressing is generally fast since, although the value to be loaded isn’t included in the instruction, it is quickly accessible since it is stored in the 8051’s Internal RAM. It is also much more flexible than Immediate Addressing since the value to be loaded is whatever is found at the given address-which may be variable. The obvious question that may arise is, “If direct addressing an address from 80h through FFh refers to SFRs, how can I access the upper 128 bytes of Internal RAM that are available on the 8052?” The answer is: You can’t access them using direct addressing. As stated, if you directly refer to an address of 80h through FFh you will be referring to an SFR. However, you may access the 8052’s upper 128 bytes of RAM by using the next addressing mode, “indirect addressing.”

Indirect Addressing: Indirect addressing is a very powerful addressing mode which in many cases provides an exceptional level of flexibility. Indirect addressing is also the only way to access the extra 128 bytes of Internal RAM found on an 8052. Indirect addressing appears as follows: MOV A,@R0 This instructing causes the 8051 to analyze the value of the R0 register. The 8051 will then load the accumulator with the value from Internal RAM which is found at address indicated by R0. For example, let’s say R0 holds the value 40h and Internal RAM address 40h holds the value 67h. When the above instruction is executed the 8051 will check the value of R0. Since R0 holds 40h the 8051 will get the value out of Internal RAM address 40h (which holds 67h) and store it in the Accumulator. Thus, the Accumulator ends up holding 67h. Indirect never refers to Internal RAM; it never refers to an SFR. Thus, in a prior example we mentioned that SFr 99h can be used to write a value to the serial port. Thus one

may think that the following would be a valid solution to write the value’1’ to the serial port: MOV R0,#99h ; Load the address of the serial port MOV @R0,#01h; Send 01 to the serial port—WRONG!! This is not valid. Since indirect addressing always refers to Internal RAM these two instructions would write the value 01h to Internal RAM address 99h on an 8052. On an 8051 these two instructions would produce an undefined result since the 8051 only has 128 btes of Internal RAM.

External Direct: It is used to access external memory rather than internal memory. There are only two commands that use External Direct addressing mode: MOVXA,@DPTR MOVX@DPTR,A As you can see, both commands utilize DPTR. In these instructions, DPTR must first be loaded with the address of external memory that you wish to read or write. Once DPTR holds the correct external memory address, the first command will move the contents of the external memory address into the Accumulator. The second command will do the opposite: it will allow you to write the value of the Accumulator to the external memory address pointed to by DPTR.

External Indirect: This form of addressing is usually only used in relatively small projects that have a very small amount of external RAM. An example of this addressing mode is: MOVX@R0,A


Once again, the value of R0 is first read and the value of the Accumulator is written to that address in External RAM. Since the value of @R0 can only be 00h through FFh the project would effectively be limited to 256 bytes of External RAM.



3.1 FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE RECEIVER MODEL The infra-red receiver is an essential element of a remote control unit based on infra-red. The infrared receiver contains 8 relays that can be controlled by wireless. This makes the unit very easy to operate and integrate with existing systems. Keys 1 to 8 on the remote control operate the corresponding relay on the receiver board, i.e. Button 1 operates relay 1, button 2 operates relay 2, and etc.The block diagram of the Infrared receiver developed in this is as shown in the fig 3.1. The various modules of the receiver are as follows:

IR rays IR Sensor Module Comman Toggle Address d check RC5 Decoder Module checking checking module module module Control module Schmit control Output Relay t module Driver Trigger Output Module

Figure 3.1: Block Diagram of IR receiver


IR Sensor Module: This block represents the Infra-red sensor which receives the modulated infra-

red rays coming from the remote control transmitter and demodulates and converts it into an electrical signal for further processing of the information being transmitted. The IR sensor used for this project is TSOP1738 from VISHAY Semiconductors.


RC5 Decoder Module:

This block comprises of the microcontroller used for decoding the received infra-red signal. The microcontroller used for the purpose of the application is AT89C51. The decoder module may be further divided into sub-blocks- Toggle check module, Address checking module, Command checking module and the Control module. The Toggle checking module checks whether a key has been pressed on the remote or not. The Address checking module and Command checking module check for the valid addresses and command statements i.e. they collect the decoded data into a 5-bit address and a 6-bit command format. The control module ensures correct functionality among all the components. 3.1.3 Output control module: The output control module is responsible for proper presentation of the output. It comprises of the Schmitt trigger and Relay driver. For Schmitt trigger IC 74HC14 when the input is higher than a certain chosen threshold, the output is high; when the input is below another (lower) chosen threshold, the output is low; when the input is between the two, the output retains its value. The trigger is so named because the output retains its value until the input changes sufficiently to trigger a change. This dual threshold action is called hysteresis, and implies that the Schmitt trigger has some memory. The benefit of a Schmitt trigger over a circuit with only a single input threshold is greater stability (noise immunity). With only one input threshold, a noisy input signal near that threshold could cause the output to switch rapidly back and forth from noise alone. A noisy Schmitt Trigger input signal near one threshold can cause only one switch in output value, after which it would have to move beyond the other threshold in order to cause another switch. A ULN2803 is an Integrated Circuit (IC) chip with a High Voltage/High Current Darlington Transistor Array which is ideally suited for interfacing between low-level logic circuitry and multiple peripheral power loads. This relay driver IC is used to switch different relays.



Output module: This module represents the output of the receiver. In case of an actual

television it would represent the change of channel. However, in this project the output has been shown with the help of LEDs. The lighting up of an LED corresponds to the selection of that particular channel. Further, the output of relays may be used to light a bulb or drive a motor and do similar other tasks. In other words, Relay contact can control any equipment in momentary mode (On till key pressed) or Latch Mode (Toggle on each key press). Each relay has indicator LED showing current status. This represents the output of the receiver.





The RC5 code set was developed by Phillips and allows 2048 commands to be transmitted divided into 32 addressable groups of 64 commands each. The transmitted code consists of a 14 bit data word of the following structure. 2 run-in bits to adjust the AGC level in the receiver IC 1 check bit 5 system address bits 6 command bits. The basic timing is derived from a 36KHZ oscillator. The code is transmitted in bi-phase format. In this system, logic 1 is transmitted as a half bit time without signal, followed by a half bit time with signal. Logic 0 has exactly the opposite structure. Each half bit consists of 32 shorter pulses. Each transmitted bit has a length of 1.778 m sec; the shorter pulses have a pulse width of 6.9444 u sec on time and 20.8332 u sec off time. A complete data word has a length of 24.889 m sec, and is always transmitted completely. If the key is held pressed the code is repeated in intervals of 64 bit times (i.e. 113.778 m sec). The RC5 code thus, makes use of a fixed bit length and fixed quantity of bits. Each bit is sliced in two halves. The left and right half has opposed levels. If the bit to be transmitted is one (1), its left side is zero while its right side is one. If the bit to be transmitted is zero (0), its left side is one while the right side is zero. This can be seen in the Figure 3
|---+ | | | | | | | | +---| <-----> 1.7778ms Logic 0 | +---| | | | | | | |---+ | <-----> 1.7778ms Logic 1
Figure 3.3(a): Logic representation


OF F Bit time






Figure 3.3(b): (This is the right logic, reversed from what you can see at the IR receiver output.) It means that the second half of the bit is actually the same meaning of the bit to be transmitted, as you can see at the shaded blue right side of the bit as on, means bit transmitted = 1.To measure the correct logic level directly from the Receiver Output, one should measure at the first half of the bit. The correct interpretation is that it changes level exactly at the middle of bit time. At the IR Receiver output a bit Zero changes level from Low to up, while a bit one changes level from Up to Low. There are a minimum quantity of incoming 27µs pulses to the demodulator understand it is at the right frequency and then drop its output. The quantity of pulses used at the Philips remotes are 32 pulses per each half of the bit, 64 pulses per bit. So, a bit "0" to be transmitted it means 32 square pulses of 27µs each, then 32 x 27µs of silence. The bit "1" is the opposite, 32 x 27µs of silence followed by 32 square pulses of 27µs. To decode the received waveform at the demodulator output observe the direction of the changing at the middle of the bit, if going down, means bit 0, going up, means bit 1. It is relatively easier to sample the middle of the first half of the bit, so it directly gives the bit state.

105 ms





OFF Address












Figure 3.4: The 14 bits of the RC-5 system above. The first two bits, #1 and #2, are called ACG calibration. They are "ON" level, and serve to calibrate the IR Receivers Auto Gain Control. In the Philips remotes, the bit #3 is the CHECK bit, every time a key is pressed at the remote, even pressing repeatedly the same key, this bit flips state. This is an interesting feature. Suppose number "1" is pressed at the remote (trying to select channel 15 at TV) and holding it for 2 seconds, and then the Infrared signal is blocked with the hand. The TV would receive two trains of pulses, generated by hand breaking a long train in two. Other systems would understand transmission of two keys "1" selecting channel "11", but this do not happens in the Philips system. This bit flips state every time a key is pressed, so blocking the signal with hand doesn't change this bit, so the TV will understand that still the same key pressed. To select channel "11" key "1" needs to be pressed really twice. The next 5 bits, #4 to #8, are used for SYSTEM ADDRESS, or to identify which kind of device should execute the COMMAND bits. For example, TV set uses ADDRESS ZERO. Bit #8 is the Less Significant Bit. The next 6 bits, #9 to #14, are used for COMMAND information to the device selected at the ADDRESS bits. Bit #14 is the LESS SIGNIFICANT BIT, and it is last transmitted. The project uses Atmel micro-controller AT89C51 to receive the infrared signal from the Philips remote. It is interesting to note that the Infrared Receiver inverts the bit signal, low level means bit ON. During inactivity (no Infrared present) the output of the Infrared receiver is UP (bit zero).


The output of the infrared sensor module may be connected to any port pin of the microcontroller or interrupt pin of the microcontroller, and keep polling it or prepare the interrupt routine to trigger your reading after the first low level sensed. When a key is pressed at the remote, it transmits the train of pulses, and microcontroller receives bit #1 first. It will be sensed right after the middle of the bit when it changes from high to low level to means bit "1". This is the first time that the microcontroller will "see" the incoming IR signal. Upon sensing the first low level, indicating the presence of a bit the microcontroller needs to be programmed so as to wait for 3.024 ms so as to detect the flip bit. To read the address and command bits which happen to be the next 11 bits of the received signal shift them left into a register and store the old and new commands. In this application the microcontroller has been programmed in assembly language. However, the microcontroller may even be programmed using embedded C and Basscom which reduces the size of the code so that it can be well accommodated in the limited on-chip memory of the microcontroller. The address is decoded to determine the equipment type. The address for Philips remote should correspond to ‘00’. However, that is a code 10 at the universal programmable remote, because of the detection circuit waiting for a falling edge. There are addresses associated with other devices as shown in the table.

Addre ss 0 2 5 7 16 17 18 19

Equipment Television Tele text Vedeo recorder Experimantal Preamplifier Receiver/tuner Tape/cassette recorder experimental

Table 3.1: Addresses used by various devices


The infrared receiver unit contains 8 relays that can be controlled by wireless. This makes the unit very easy to operate and integrate with existing systems. Keys 1 to 8 on the remote control operate the corresponding relay on the receiver printed circuit board, i.e. button 1 operates relay 1, button 2 operates relay 2, etc. Relay contact can control any equipment in momentary mode (On till key pressed) or Latch Mode (Toggle on each key press). Each relay has indicator LED showing current status. The entire working of the infrared remote control receiver printed circuit board designed and developed for decoding RC5 pulse protocol used in Philips television may be summarized as stated below: At the receiver end the IR receiver module (TSOP1738 of VISHAY Semiconductors make is used for this purpose in this application) extracts the data signal from the modulated carrier. The RC5 protocol of Philips IR remote control for television makes use of Manchester coding for transmission of the data. The Manchester coding is also referred to as bi-phase coding. The receiver chip (Atmel microcontroller AT89C51 in this case) decodes this signal and sets the corresponding output high. This active HIGH output is used to operate a relay via ULN2803 which is an octal transistor array. 3.3 ALGORITHM FOR THE RECEIVER PROGRAM:

STEP 1: START STEP 2: Declare and Initialize temporary variables/memory spaces STEP 3: Define Input port and read IR input at port P3.3 STEP 4: Define P1 as output port STEP 5: Reset all relays i.e. turn all output switches off initially STEP 6: CHECK if Infrared signal is received i.e. check if key is pressed on the remote STEP 7: Generate time delay to sample the toggle bit STEP 8: Read the toggle/Flip bit and store it in variable FLIP

STEP 9: Set count=5 to sample 5 address bit next STEP 10: Generate time delay STEP 11: Read IR signal in C STEP 12: Rotate left through C and store the result in accumulator STEP 13: Decrement count STEP 14: IF count! =200 repeat steps 10 to 14 else go to step 15 STEP 15: Store the address in ADDR STEP 16: Clear Accumulator STEP 17: Set count=6 to sample 6 command bits next STEP 18: Generate time delay STEP 19: Read Infrared signal in C STEP 20: Rotate Accumulator left through carry STEP 21: Decrement count STEP 22: IF count!=0 repeat steps 18 to 22 else go to step 23 STEP 23: Save the old command in TEMP STEP 24: Save the new command in CMD STEP 25: Check for valid address i.e. if address! =0 go to start STEP 26: Check for valid command i.e. if TEMP=CMD go to start STEP 27: Check if key is pressed i.e. if no then go to start STEP 28: Compare command, IF it is 01 then set or reset switch 1 accordingly STEP 29: IF command is 02, then set or reset switch 2 accordingly STEP 30: IF CMD is 03, then set or reset switch 3 accordingly STEP 31: IF CMD is 04, then set or reset switch 4 accordingly

STEP 32: IF CMD is 05, then set or reset switch 5 accordingly STEP 33: IF CMD is 06, then set or reset switch 6 accordingly STEP 34: IF CMD is 07, then set or reset switch 7 accordingly STEP 35: IF CMD is 08, then set or reset switch 8 accordingly STEP 36: Check command for all switches, IF true reset all switches STEP 37: STOP



Define variables

IS P3.3 =0

Generate delay

Move P3.3 to C

Copy C to Flip

Clear C

37 Clear ACC.



Move 5 to count

Generate delay


Count= count - 1

Is coun t= 0

Copy A to ADDR

Clear A 38



Move 6 to count

Generate delay

Read P3.3 to C


Count= count - 1

Is cou nt = 0 YES Store old command in TEMP

Store new command in CMD 39




Move ADDR to A

Is A= 0 YES



Set A = TEMP


Invalid comman d


Clear A


RLC A 41




Clear A







Set SW1 high/low 42






Set SW2 high/low



Set SW3 high/low



Set SW4 high/low



Set SW5 high/low



Set SW6 high/low






Set SW7 high/low



Set SW8 high/low




Figure 3.5: Flowchart



4.1 INTRODUCTION: The designing of the project forms the major portion of the project. In the designing of the project we had to pass through many macro phases. The designing part broadly consists of writing the program, burning the program in the microcontroller and the fabrication of the chip. The program is given in the appendix.

4.2 FABRICATION OF THE CARD: The hardware projects often require the use of strip boards or other pre-fabricated boards for the implementation of the circuit. However, solder less breadboards are the fastest and most flexible way to design and experiment. The printed circuit boards provide for efficient and effective solution to the complexities encountered while using other boards for circuit realization. The following steps were used for developing the printed circuit board for this application:

1) Designing the artwork: The first thing to do is to make the schematic of the circuit to be realized. This is also known as the artwork. The schematic may be drawn using PCB CAD layout programs. The Orcad 9.1 suite may be used for drawing the schematic but it is expensive. The freely available and easy to use software ExpressPCB was used for designing the schematic.

The ExpressPCB online help is written with beginners in mind, the internet ordering option is convenient, and its regular updated features was the motivation behind using this software though it has limited component library. The layout of the circuit as drawn using ExpressPCB is as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 4.1: PCB layout 2) Print out the layout on transparency film. The printer must be of Laser type that uses toner as the printing method. 3) Cut a blank copper plate to the same dimensions as the artwork. The plate is polished properly so that the toner is transferred effectively onto it.
4) Now, the paper with the artwork is placed face down onto the copper plate and put

tape over it and place again A4 size paper over the transparency film. 5) Put the pcb into lamination machine around 240 c temp for transfer of toner image from transparency film into pcb.


6) The copper plate with design stuck onto it is now immersed in soap solution for almost 20 minutes to loosen the paper. 7) Carefully remove the paper. Be sure not to remove any of the black ink traces because these are what stop the acid in the etching process. A kind of rubbing motion was used to remove the paper. Keep the paper wet all the time so that it separates easily from the copper board. 8) Etch the board using a solution of Ammonium Per sulphate. Proper instructions for the dilution level should be followed. A normal ceramic or glass bowl can be used as a tank for carrying out the etching. 9) Slowly swirl or rock the bowl around. The liquid must be always moving over the copper board to get it to etch properly. 10) Remove the board from the etchant and wash any residue from the board. 11) Scrub the black ink off the PCB. 12) Drill out the holes. 13) Mount the components at their respective positions and solder them properly.

Following the above mentioned steps the Printed circuit board for this application was developed.



In the designing of the project the detail knowledge of the components is very important for the successful working of the project. In the chapter we desire to give the details of the macro level components used in the project. The macro level components used are IR Sensor Module (TSOP 1738), Crystal Oscillator, Voltage Regulator, Relays, Schmitt Inverter and LEDs.

5.2 COMPONENTS USED: 5.2.1 IR Sensor Module:


The most common device used for detecting light energy is a photodiode. A photodiode is similar in many ways to a standard diode, with the exception of its packaging. A photodiode is packaged in such a way as to allow light to strike the PN junction.

Figure 5.1 Photodiode In infrared applications, it is it is common practice to apply a reverse bias to the device. There will be a reverse current that will vary with the light level. Like all diodes, there is an intrinsic capacitance that varies with the reverse bias voltage. This capacitance is an important factor in speed. The TSOP 17 series are miniaturized receivers for infrared remote control systems. PIN diode and preamplifiers are assembled on lead frame. The epoxy package is designed as IR filter. The demodulated output signal can directly be decoded by microprocessor. TSOP 17 is the standard IR remote control receiver series, supporting all major transmission codes. Features • • • • Photo detector and preamplifier in one package. Internal filter for PCM frequency. Improved shielding against electric field disturbance. TTL and CMOS compatibility.


• • •

Output active low. Low power consumption. High immunity against ambient light.

5.2.2 Crystal Oscillator: Crystal oscillators are oscillators where the primary frequency determining element is a quartz crystal. Because of the inherent characteristics of the quartz crystal the crystal oscillator may be held to extreme accuracy of frequency stability. Temperature compensation may be applied to crystal oscillators to improve thermal stability of the crystal oscillator. Crystal oscillators are usually, fixed frequency oscillators where stability and accuracy are the primary considerations. For example it is almost impossible to design a stable and accurate LC oscillator for the upper HF and higher frequencies without resorting to some sort of crystal control. Hence, the reason for using crystal oscillators. A crystal oscillator is basically a tuned oscillator. It uses a piezoelectric crystal as a resonant tank circuit. The crystal (usually quartz) provides a high degree of frequency stability. Therefore, the crystal oscillators are used whenever great stability is required. Examples are communication transmitters, digital clocks, etc. Operation A crystal is a solid in which the constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are packed in a regularly ordered, repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions. Almost any object made of an elastic material could be used like a crystal, with appropriate transducers, since all objects have natural resonant frequencies of vibration. The resonant frequency depends on size, shape, elasticity, and the speed of sound in the material. High-frequency crystals are typically cut in the shape of a simple, rectangular plate. Low-frequency crystals, such as those used in digital watches, are typically cut in the shape of a tuning fork.


When a crystal of quartz is properly cut and mounted, it can be made to distort in an electric field by applying a voltage to an electrode near or on the crystal. This property is known as piezoelectricity. When the field is removed, the quartz will generate an electric field as it returns to its previous shape, and this can generate a voltage. The result is that a quartz crystal behaves like a circuit composed of an inductor, capacitor and resistor, with a precise resonant frequency. Quartz has the further advantage that its elastic constants and its size change in such a way that the frequency dependence on temperature can be very low. The specific characteristics will depend on the mode of vibration and the angle at which the quartz is cut (relative to its crystallographic axes).[5] Therefore, the resonant frequency of the plate, which depends on its size, will not change much, either. This means that a quartz clock, filter or oscillator will remain accurate. For critical applications the quartz oscillator is mounted in a temperature-controlled container, called a crystal oven, and can also be mounted on shock absorbers to prevent perturbation by external mechanical vibrations. Quartz timing crystals are manufactured for frequencies from a few tens of kilohertz to tens of megahertz. More than two billion (2×109) crystals are manufactured annually. Most are small devices for consumer devices such as wristwatches, clocks, radios, computers, and cell phones. Quartz crystals are also found inside test and measurement equipment, such as counters, signal generators, and oscilloscopes.

5.2.3 Voltage Regulator: A voltage regulator[7] is a circuit that supplies a constant voltage regardless of changes in load currents. It should be capable of providing substantial output current. Voltage regulators are very robust. These can withstand over-current draw due to short circuits and also over-heating. In both cases, the regulator will cut off before any damage occurs. The only way to destroy a regulator is to apply reverse voltage to its input. Reverse polarity destroys the regulator almost instantly. Voltage regulators are classified as: 1. Series regulator (Linear regulator)

2. Shunt regulator (switching regulator) Series regulator Series regulator use a power transistor connected in series between the unregulated DC input and load. Output voltage is controlled by continuous voltage drop taking place across series pass transistor. These are known as linear regulators as transistor works in active or linear region.

Figure 5.2 Series regulator Shunt regulator Switching regulator operates the power transistors as a high frequency on/off switch, so that power transistor does not conduct current continuously. Here desired current is delivered in periodic pulses.

Figure 5.3 Shunt regulator IC Voltage Regulator


IC voltage regulators are versatile and relatively inexpensive and are available with features such as programmable output, current/voltage boosting, internal short circuit current limiting, thermal shutdown and floating operation for high voltage applications. With the advent of microelectronics, it is possible to incorporate complete voltage regulator circuits on a single monolithic silicon chip. This gives low cost, high reliability, reduction in size and excellent performance. Examples of monolithic regulators are 78XX/79XX series and 723 general purpose regulators. IC voltage regulators are of following types: • • • • Fixed output voltage regulator Adjustable output voltage regulator Switching regulator Special regulator

Three Terminal IC Voltage Regulators

Figure 5.4IC Voltage regulator

Fixed voltage series (78XX/79XX) regulator

78XX series are three terminal, positive fixed voltage regulators. There are seven output voltage options available such as 5, 6, 8,12,15,18 and 24V. In 78XX, the last two numbers (XX) indicate the output voltage. These regulators are available in two types of packages. Metal package (TO- 3type) Plastic package (TO- 220 types) Characteristics: 1. VO: The regulated output voltage is fixed at value specified by manufacturer. 2. Vin >= Vo +2 3. Io (max): The load current may vary from zero to rated maximum output current. IC is always provided with heat sink; otherwise it may not provide rated maximum output current. 4. Thermal Shutdown: IC has temperature sensor (built in) which turns off the IC when it becomes too hot. The IC regulators not only keep the output voltage constant but also reduce the amount of ripple voltage. 5.2.4 Relays: A relay is an electrical switch that opens and closes under the control of another electrical circuit. In the original form, the switch is operated by an electromagnet to open or close one or many sets of contacts. It was invented by Joseph Henry in 1835. Because a relay is able to control an output circuit of higher power than the input circuit, it can be considered to be, in a broad sense, a form of an electrical amplifier. Relays allow one circuit to switch a second circuit which can be completely separate from the first. For example a low voltage battery circuit can use a relay to switch a 230V AC mains circuit. There is no electrical connection inside the relay between the two circuits; the link is magnetic and mechanical. The coil of a relay passes a relatively large current, typically 30mA for a 12V relay, but it can be as much as 100mA for relays designed to operate from lower voltages.

Most ICs (chips) cannot provide this current and a transistor is usually used to amplify the small IC current to the larger value required for the relay coil. The maximum output current for the popular 555 timer IC is 200mA so these devices can supply relay coils directly without amplification.

Circuit Symbol for Relay

Figure 5.5 Circuit symbol for relay

The relay's switch connections are usually labeled COM, NC and NO:
• • • •

COM = Common, always connect to this; it is the moving part of the switch. NC = Normally Closed, COM is connected to this when the relay coil is off. NO = Normally Open, COM is connected to this when the relay coil is on. Connect to COM and NO if you want the switched circuit to be on when the relay coil is on.

Connect to COM and NC if you want the switched circuit to be on when the relay coil is off.

A simple electromagnetic relay, such as the one taken from a car in the figure, is an adaptation of an electromagnet. It consists of a coil of wire surrounding a soft iron core, an iron yoke, which provides a low reluctance path for magnetic flux, a moveable iron armature, and a set, or sets, of contacts; two in the relay pictured. The armature is hinged to the yoke and mechanically linked to a moving contact or contacts. It is held in place by a spring so that when the relay is de-energized there is an air gap in the magnetic circuit. In this condition, one of the two sets of contacts in the relay pictured is closed,

and the other set is open. Other relays may have more or fewer sets of contacts depending on their function. The relay in the picture also has a wire connecting the armature to the yoke. This ensures continuity of the circuit between the moving contacts on the armature, and the circuit track on the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) via the yoke, which is soldered to the PCB. When an electric current is passed through the coil, the resulting magnetic field attracts the armature and the consequent movement of the movable contact or contacts either makes or breaks a connection with a fixed contact. If the set of contacts was closed when the relay was de-energized, then the movement opens the contacts and breaks the connection, and vice versa if the contacts were open. When the current to the coil is switched off, the armature is returned by a force, approximately half as strong as the magnetic force, to its relaxed position. Usually this force is provided by a spring, but gravity is also used commonly in industrial motor starters. Most relays are manufactured to operate quickly. In a low voltage application, this is to reduce noise. In a high voltage or high current application, this is to reduce arcing. If the coil is energized with DC, a diode is frequently installed across the coil, to dissipate the energy from the collapsing magnetic field at deactivation, which would otherwise generate a voltage spike dangerous to circuit components. Some automotive relays already include that diode inside the relay case. Alternatively a contact protection network, consisting of a capacitor and resistor in series, may absorb the surge. If the coil is designed to be energized with AC, a small copper ring can be crimped to the end of the solenoid. This "shading ring" creates a small out-of-phase current, which increases the minimum pull on the armature during the AC cycle. By analogy with the functions of the original electromagnetic device, a solid-state relay is made with a thyristor or other solidstate switching device. To achieve electrical isolation an optocoupler can be used which is a light-emitting diode (LED) coupled with a photo transistor.

5.2.5 Schmitt Inverter: A Schmitt trigger is a comparator circuit that incorporates positive feedback. When the input is higher than a certain chosen threshold, the output is high; when the input is below another (lower) chosen threshold, the output is low; when the input is

between the two, the output retains its value. The trigger is so named because the output retains its value until the input changes sufficiently to trigger a change. This dual threshold action is called hysteresis, and implies that the Schmitt trigger has some memory. The benefit of a Schmitt trigger over a circuit with only a single input threshold is greater stability (noise immunity). With only one input threshold, a noisy input signal near that threshold could cause the output to switch rapidly back and forth from noise alone. A noisy Schmitt Trigger input signal near one threshold can cause only one switch in output value, after which it would have to move beyond the other threshold in order to cause another switch. The Schmitt trigger was invented by US scientist Otto H. Schmitt in 1934 while he was still a graduate student, later described in his doctoral dissertation (1937) as a "thermionic trigger". It was a direct result of Schmitt's study of nerve propagation in squid nerves. The symbol for Schmitt triggers in circuit diagrams is a triangle with a hysteresis symbol. The symbol depicts a typical hysteresis curve.

Standard Schmitt trigger

Inverting Schmitt trigger

Figure 5.6 Standard and Inverting Schmitt Trigger When the Schmitt trigger is inverting (i.e., when very negative inputs lead to positive outputs and vice versa), the hysteresis symbol is top–bottom mirrored. Schmitt triggers are typically built around comparators, connected to have positive feedback instead of the usual negative feedback. For this circuit the switching occurs near ground, with the amount of hysteresis controlled by the resistances of R1 and R2:

Figure 5.7 Circuit diagram of Schmitt Trigger The comparator gives out the highest voltage it can, +VS, when the non-inverting (+) input is at a higher voltage than the inverting (-) input, and then switches to the lowest output voltage it can, −VS, when the positive input drops below the negative input. For very negative inputs, the output will be low, and for very positive inputs, the output will be high, and so this is an implementation of a "non-inverting" Schmitt trigger. For instance, if the Schmitt trigger is currently in the high state, the output will be at the positive power supply rail (+VS). V+ is then a voltage divider between Vin and +VS. The comparator will switch when V+=0 (ground). Current conservation shows that this requires Vin/R1 = −VS/R2, And so Vin must drop below −(R1/R2)VS to get the output to switch. Once the comparator output has switched to −VS, the threshold becomes +(R1/R2)VS to switch back to high.

Figure 5.8 Output of Schmitt trigger

So this circuit creates a switching band centred around zero, with trigger levels ± (R1/R2)VS. The input voltage must rise above the top of the band, and then below the bottom of the band, for the output to switch on and then back off. If R1 is zero or R2 is infinity (i.e., an open circuit), the band collapses to zero width, and it behaves as a standard comparator. The output characteristic is shown in the picture on the right. The value of the threshold T is given by (R1/R2)VS and the maximum value of the output M is the power supply rail. HEX SCHMITT INVERTER (M74HC14) Each circuit functions as an inverter, but because of the Schmitt action, it has different input threshold levels for positive-going (VT+) and negative-going (VT–) signals. These circuits are temperature compensated and can be triggered from the slowest of input ramps and still give clean, jitter-free output signals. The M74HC14 is an high speed CMOS HEX Schmitt inverter fabricated with silicon gate C2mos technology. All inputs have 20% Vcc hysteresis level. This, together with its Schmitt trigger function, allows it to be used on line receivers with slow rise/fall input signals. All inputs are equipped with protection circuits against static discharge and transient excess voltage.

Figure 5.9 Input and Output Equivalent Circuit

Features • • • • • • High speed ( tpd=12ns at Vcc = 6V) Low power dissipation. High noise immunity. Symmetrical output impedance. Balanced propagation delays. Wide operating voltage range (Vcc= 2V to 6V).

5.2.6 Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs): Light emitting diodes are small but powerful devices in terms of their diverse applications. LED lights assume greater significance in the context of need for electrical energy conservation and pollution control world over. These are used as indicators in various equipments for lighting and decorations at homes, and in flashlights, signboards and car lights. LED lights differ from traditional light sources in the way these produce light. In incandescent bulbs, a tungsten filament is heated by electric current until it glows or emits light. In fluorescent lamps, an electric arc excites mercury atoms, which emit UV radiation. After striking the phosphor coating on the inner side of glass tubes, the UV radiation is converted into visible light and emitted. On the other hand, LEDs are diodes made from semiconductor materials. This is why these are referred to as solid state devices. They rely on indium-gallium nitride to convert electricity into photons when current flows through it. An LED is basically a small area source, often with extra optics added to the chip that shapes its radiation pattern. The specific wavelength or color emitted by the LED depends on the materials used to make the diode. It depends on the composition and

condition of the semiconducting material used, and can be infrared, visible or nearultraviolet.

How does an LED WORK? Light generates inside the semiconductor chip when current flows across the junction of different material compositions. An LED consists of two elements of processed semiconductor material called p-type and n-type semiconductors. These two elements form a p-n junction when placed in contact with each other. The material composition of the p- and n-type semiconductors determines the color of light generated. LED structure To achieve a high radiance and high quantum efficiency, the LED structure must provide a means of confining the charge carriers and the stimulated optical emission to the active region of the p-n junction where radiative recombination takes place. Carrier confinement is used to achieve a high level of radiative recombination in the active region of the device, which yields high quantum efficiency. Optical confinement is of importance for preventing absorption of the emitted radiation by the material surrounding the p-n junction. To achieve carrier and optical confinement, LED configurations such as homojunctions and single and double hetrojunctions have been widely investigated. The most widely used structure is double hetrostructure device because of the two different alloy layers on each side of the active region. By means of this sandwich structure of differently composed alloy layers, both the carriers and the optical field are confined in the central active layer. The band gap differences of adjacent layers confine the charge carriers, while the difference in the indices of refraction of adjoining layers confine the optical field to the central active layer. This dual confinement leads to both high efficiency and high radiance.

Materials used for production


LEDs are usually built on an n-type substrate, with an electrode attached to the ptype layer deposited on its surface. Most materials used for LED production have very high refractive indices. This means most of the light reflects back into the material at the material/air interface. Therefore light extraction is an important aspect of LED design and production.

Why use LED for lighting
1. Lifetime: As a solid state light source, LEDs have a very long lifetime and are

generally very robust due to no mechanical or moving parts. Good quality LEDs can last up to 50,000hrs- more than five years of continuous use.
2. Low maintenance: The long lifetime of LEDs reduces the need to replace failed

lamps, and this can lead to significant financial and environmental savings.
3. Efficiency: As a semiconductor device, LEDs are highly efficient. Current device

technology is allowing their performance to be pushed to limits that exceed that of standard lighting. The directional nature of light produced by LEDs allows the design of luminaries with higher overall efficiency.
4. Low power consumption: this leads to large energy savings. 5. Brightness: Light outputs of LEDs are constantly being increased, and there are

several products that have higher lumen output than traditional lighting.
6. Heat: Almost 80% of the energy consumed by LEDs is converted into light and

only some of it’s dissipated as heat.
7. Small form factor: LEDs are very small. Typically, high brightness LED chips

measure 0.3*0.3mm2.


8. Instantaneous switch on: LEDs switch on rapidly, even when cold, and this is a

particular advantage for certain applications such as vehicle brake lights.
9. Color: LEDs are available in a broad range of brilliant, saturated colors. White

devices are also available. Also LED lights are shock resistance, and a solid package of the LEDs can be designed to focus their light.


Chapter-6 RESULT

6.1 CONCLUSION: The project is done as the final assignment of the under graduate program. This project has given as an opportunity to sharpen our edges in the technical field. The working of this project had passed through various ups and downs. Many a times it became very difficult to progress but the constant support of the mentor made it possible to complete the project to the requirement. This project makes the communication possible with the use of infrared rays. We have developed Philips TV receiver. The transmitter part is contained inside the remote which is used and the receiver part is placed in the switch board. While designing the project we have faced many problems especially while programming the microcontroller. But the biggest hurdle was of tuning the IR transmitter and the receiver, and the coding part. The range up to which receiver can receive the IR rays is experimentally found to be 33 feet. Another problem is that of the relays. In order to operate high power points we need heavy relays which can alternately damage the microcontroller. So we have used small relays in order to operate the simple switches. At the epitome we would like to state that although the project is not flawless, but undoubtedly we achieved to make the concept of the project clear. From the project one can come to know how the RC pulse protocol based remote works. As per our knowledge and hard work we succeeded in achieving the aim of the project.


PROGRAM CODE FOR RECEIVER: VAR1 equ r7 TEMP equ 10H COUNT equ 11H ADDR equ 12H CMD equ 13H

FLIP bit 00H TOG IR SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW5 SW6 bit 01H equ p3.2 equ p2.7 equ p2.6 equ p2.5 equ p2.4 equ p2.z equ p2.2


equ p2.1 equ p2.0

Swport equ p2

org 00H mov swport,#0FFH mov sp,#50H clr TOG

main: jb IR,$ mov c,IR mov p0.o,c mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,#$ mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$

mov VAR1,#100 djnz VAR1,$ mov c,IR mov p0.7,c mov FLIP,c clr A mov COUNT,#5 fadd: mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#140 djnz VAR1,$ mov c,IR rlc a djnz COUNT,fadd mov ADDR,A clr a mov COUNT,#6 fcmd:

mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#255 djnz VAR1,$ mov VAR1,#140 djnz VAR1,$ mov c,IR rlc a djnz COUNT,fcmd mov TEMP,CMD mov CMD,a mov a,ADDR cjne a,CMD,valid nvalid: ljmp main valid: clr a mov c,FLIP rlc a mov TEMP,a clr a

mov c,TOG rlc a cjne a,TEMP,valid1 sjmp nvalid valid1: mov c,FLIP mov TOG,c mov a,CMD clr c cjne a,#1,skip1 jb sw1,isset1 setb sw1 ljmp main isset: clr sw1 ljmp main skip1: cjne a,#2,skip2 jb sw2,isset2 setb sw2 ljmp main isset2: clr sw2

ljmp main skip2: cjne a,#3,skip3 jb sw3,isset3 setb sw3 ljmp main isset3: clr sw3 ljmp main skip3: cjne a,#4,skip4 jb sw4,isset4 setb sw4 ljmp main isset4: clr sw4 ljmp main skip4: cjne a,#5,skip5 jb sw5,isset5 setb sw5 ljmp main isset5:

clr sw5 ljmp main skip5: cjne a,#6,skip6 jb sw6,isset6 setb sw6 ljmp main isset6: clr sw6 ljmp main skip6: cjne a,#7,skip7 jb sw7,isset7 setb sw7 ljmp main isset7: clr sw7 ljmp main skip7: cjne a,#8,skip8 jb sw8,isset8 setb sw8 ljmp main

isset8: clr sw8 ljmp main skip8: cjne a,#0cH,exit mov swport,#00H ljmp main exit: ljmp main
























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