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A flow chart for the zeroing subroutine is shown in Figure
19 It must be noted that the ADC0801 series will output an
all zero code when it converts a negative input V
) Also a logic inversion exists as all of the I O ports
are buffered with inverting gates
Basically if the data read is zero the differential output volt-
age is negative so a bit in Port B is cleared to pull V
negative which will make the output more positive for the
next conversion If the data read is not zero the output volt-
age is positive so a bit in Port B is set to make V
positive and the output more negative This continues for 8
approximations and the differential output eventually con-
verges to within 5 mV of zero
The actual program is given in Figure 20 All addresses
used are compatible with the BLC 80 10 microcomputer
system In particular
Port A and the ADC0801 are at port address E4
Port B is at port address E5
Port C is at port address E6
PPI control word port is at port address E7
Program Counter automatically goes to ADDR 3C3D upon
acknowledgement of an interrupt from the ADC0801
5 3 Multiple A D Converters in a Z-80 Interrupt
Driven Mode
In data acquisition systems where more than one A D con-
verter (or other peripheral device) will be interrupting pro-
gram execution of a microprocessor there is obviously a
need for the CPU to determine which device requires servic-
ing Figure 21 and the accompanying software is a method
of determining which of 7 ADC0801 converters has com-
pleted a conversion (INTR asserted) and is requesting an
interrupt This circuit allows starting the A D converters in
any sequence but will input and store valid data from the
converters with a priority sequence of A D 1 being read first
A D 2 second etc through A D 7 which would have the
lowest priority for data being read Only the converters
whose INT is asserted will be read
The key to decoding circuitry is the DM74LS373 8-bit D
type flip-flop When the Z-80 acknowledges the interrupt
the program is vectored to a data input Z-80 subroutine
This subroutine will read a peripheral status word from the
DM74LS373 which contains the logic state of the INTR out-
puts of all the converters Each converter which initiates an
interrupt will place a logic ‘‘0’’ in a unique bit position in the
status word and the subroutine will determine the identity of
the converter and execute a data read An identifier word
(which indicates which A D the data came from) is stored in
the next sequential memory location above the location of
the data so the program can keep track of the identity of the
data entered
FIGURE 19 Flow Chart for Auto-Zero Routine
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