Digital clock using 8051 microcontroller


                   As soon as the Vcc supply is provided to this circuit, the clock starts from 00:00. The time is displayed on four seven segments (in common anode configuration) by using the concept of multiplexing. This is achieved by using timer interrupt (Timer0) of AT89C51 which is configured to refresh seven segments. The segments are refreshed many times in a second for simultaneous display. The clock runs with a delay of exactly one second. Timer1 has been used to produce a time delay of one second. The data pins (a–h) of all the segments are interconnected and receive signal from port P2 of the microcontroller. The control or enable pins (common anode) are connected to pins 1-4 of port P1 (P1^0 – P1^3).


Digital Clock


                   The number on 4th segment (displaying the unit digit of second) is incremented once in a second as it goes from 0 to 9. The number on 3rd segment is incremented after every 10 seconds from 0 to 5. Thus seconds are displayed varying from 00 to 59. The digit on the 2nd segment changes after every 60 seconds (a minute) from 0 to 9 and so on. Thus the clock runs for an hour and after that it resets to zero again

SCHEMATIC :

Digital 8051


PROGRAM : 


#include<reg51.h>

 sbit dig_ctrl_4=P1^0;        //Declaring control pins of the seven segments
 sbit dig_ctrl_3=P1^1;
 sbit dig_ctrl_2=P1^2;
 sbit dig_ctrl_1=P1^3;
 unsigned char dig_disp=0;
 int min2;
 int min1;
 int sec2;
 int sec1;
 char digi_val[10]={0x40,0xF9,0x24,0x30,0x19,0x12,0x02,0xF8,0x00,0x10};

void delay()        //Function to provide a time delay of approx. 1 second. using Timer 1.
{
    int i;
    for(i=0;i<20;i++)
    {
        TL1=0xFD;
         TH1=0x4B;
         TR1=1;
         while(TF1==0);
         TR1=0;
         TF1=0;
    }
}

void display() interrupt 1        //Function to display the number using seven segmnet multiplexing. For more details refer seven segment multiplexing.
{
    TL0=0x36;        //Reloading Timer0
    TH0=0xf6;
    P2=0xFF;
    dig_ctrl_1 = dig_ctrl_3 = dig_ctrl_2 = dig_ctrl_4 = 0;
    dig_disp++;
    dig_disp=dig_disp%4;
    switch(dig_disp)
    {
        case 0:
        P2=digi_val[sec1];
        dig_ctrl_1 = 1;
        break;
   
        case 1:
        P2=    digi_val[sec2];
        dig_ctrl_2 = 1;
        break;
   
        case 2:
        P2=    digi_val[min1];
        dig_ctrl_3 = 1;
        break;
   
        case 3:
        P2=    digi_val[min2];
        dig_ctrl_4 = 1;
        break;
    }
}

void main()
{
    TMOD=0x11;        //Intialize Timer 0
    TL0=0x36;
    TH0=0xF6;
    IE=0x82;        // Enable Timer 0 interrupt
    TR0=1;        //Start Timer 0
    while(1)        //Start clock
    {
          min2=min1=sec2=sec1=0;
          for(min2=0;min2<6;min2++)
          {
               for(min1=0;min1<10;min1++)
               {
                for(sec2=0;sec2<6;sec2++)
                {
                     for(sec1=0;sec1<10;sec1++)
                     {
                        delay();
                    }
                }
               }
          }
     }
}