This is a downstream E-blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/CPLD architectures.
This E-Block MIDI Interface Board allows investigation of MIDI message and control protocols. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and comprises of a standard communication protocol that enables electronic instruments such as synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, and drum machines from any manufacturer to communicate not only with one another, but also with computers. The MIDI board can transmit, receive and pass on MIDI data via the three 5-pin DIN connectors. These connectors are labeled IN, OUT and THRU. A set of jumper links are available which allow the MIDI E-block to be set easily for all PICmicro microcontroller compatible devices. The patch system available on board makes this board compatible with numerous other devices.
E-Block MIDI Interface Board Features
- MIDI Input
- MIDI Output
- MIDI Through
- Optical isolation to prevent ground loops
E-Blocks MIDI Interface Board Block Diagram
E-Blocks Overview E-Blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-Blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-Block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-Blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-Blocks that need it.
Processing E-Blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers control the whole E-Blocks system. Processing E-Blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-Blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.
E-Blocks MIDI Module Resources
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