Microcontroller - 8051, 8052, OpCodes, Analog Interface.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

EdSim51 - 8051 Simulator

A virtual 8051 is interfaced with virtual peripherals such as a keypad, motor, display, UART, etc. The student can write 8051 assembly code, step through the code and observe the effects each line has on the internal memory and the external peripherals.

EdSim51 - 8051 Simulator

The student can learn how to scan a keypad, multiplex 7-segment displays, control a motor and count its revolutions, etc.

A Note from the Developer - Jjames Rogers - ."While lecturing in electronics at IT Sligo, I searched the Internet for an 8051 simulator suitable for teaching but to no avail. I therefore decided to develop my own simulator for the basic 8051 with virtual peripherals attached to the four ports."

"After about a year's working on the project, on and off, the result was the EdSim51 simulator. I then put together a set of notes that are now the Beginner's Guide to the 8051on this website."

The Virtual Peripherals:
  • Analogue-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
  • Comparator, UART
  • 4 Multiplexed 7-segment Displays
  • 4 X 3 Keypad and 8 LEDs
  • DC Motor and 8 Switches
  • Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) - displayed on oscilloscope