A very simple easy to make Frequency counter project. This project is powered with small AT89C2051 microcontroller with LCD. Block Diagram of circuit is shown below. It can support a wide range of frequency input starting from 1Hz to ~16.5Mhz, rest depends on pin characteristics.

Theory of Operation
As we all know frequency of a signal is number of cycles per second. I made use of this logic to calculate frequency of the input signal.

8051 has two timers, Timer 0 is configured for 1 second delay to sample the input signal and Timer 1 is used as a counter to calculate number of cycles in that 1 second. If timer1 overflows then the overflow is counter in another register which is considered as the high byte of Frequency. Input signal is provided at P3.5/T1 which is input for Timer 1 in counter mode. LCD is connected to microcontroller port 1 in 4-bit mode. Currently program is using 2 Line LCD but it can be used for 1 line LCD too.

Program initializes the Timer0 in 16-bit mode with 50mS delay value, a tick value of 20 is loaded to have total delay of 1s (50 x 20 = 1000 mS). Timer 1 is configured in 16-bit counter mode. After a sample of 1 sec, we get the number of cycles hence the frequency of input signal from timer1 registers (TH1:TL1) and high byte of Frequency. So total 3 byte value is then converted to a decimal equivalent represented in hex. This decimal value is then updated to LCD. The whole process repeats again.



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What is general purpose card used in metro train prototype.waht is its functionality?
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Wed Mar 04 2015, 04:49 AM
@candyyyy, If its about LCD then you can pull down with 1K resistor. dont leave it open
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Hi! Can i ask how do you connect the Vo contrast pin? Do i leave it open?
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I am doinga project on gsm based home automation.I have done alittle study about at commands.I am using Atmel 89c51 with yhe gsm module.I am unable to receive any message via the module.The simulation is done on proteus and i am using a virtual terminal.Can anyone please help me?Thanks in advance.
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