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 allows investigation of PS/2 devices such as keyboards and mice, as well as VGA, SVGA etc. outputs for computer monitors. The main function of this E-block is to add the capabilities of inputting and outputting PC-based information.
A set of jumper links are available which allow the PS/2 SVGA E-block to be set easily for all PICmicro microcontroller devices. The patch system available on board makes this board compatible with numerous other controller devices.
E-Blocks PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard and SVGA Interface Board Features
Note that this E-block is for 5V systems only.
- PS/2 serial data and serial clock
- VGA horizontal and vertical sync controls
- VGA red, green and blue controls
- Voltage shifter for RGB signals
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 PS/2 and SVGA Module Resources EB033 Example Code for Flowcode (V4 and above) EB033 User Manual (for V2 of the board) Large image of V3 board (note the new placement of jumpers compared to V2 shown the user manual) Test Routines (require EB006 and PIC16F877A MCU)