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.



For any doubts and suggestions please use forum

Download: Frequency Counter using AT89C2051 and LCD (Assembly)
Tags Frequency Counter using AT89C2051 and LCD8051 projectsFrequency counter project
printer friendly create pdf of this news item

Submit comment

(Required; Min length 5)
(Required; will not be displayed)

Conversation

ajay_bhargav
Fri Dec 12 2014, 04:38 AM
@Abdul BAsit, Post in forum please. We will help you.
Wed Dec 10 2014, 06:41 PM
Abdul BAsit
I am working on smoke detector using AT89S52 and dont know how its wors..kindly send me circuit diagram and code for its hardware & software implementation
Tue Dec 09 2014, 11:30 AM
Irinel
Please send me the content of that cd-rom (embedded c - michael j pont. Thank you.
Tue Dec 09 2014, 02:45 AM
kmyo
please give me the operation of 12v trickle charger
Sun Dec 07 2014, 07:50 AM
hidawi
we need the circuit diagrom of the remote control of iduction motor by android appliction
PsySc0rpi0n
Tue Dec 02 2014, 10:30 AM
I have no idea... I'm new to micro controllers
Tue Dec 02 2014, 08:35 AM
samarnath dev
how can usb key bord interfasing to dot matrx led moving, by asm51 ?
Tue Dec 02 2014, 08:32 AM
samarnath dev
how can usb key bord interfasing to 8051 by asm code?
Fri Nov 28 2014, 06:31 AM
babar
aoa ,, i need a project for 8051 microcontroler can some one plz give me the pdf form of this project android control robot
Fri Nov 28 2014, 06:30 AM
babar
hi

Downloads

Comments

naimish324
Wed Dec 17 2014, 04:48 AM
sathish177
Tue Dec 16 2014, 06:43 PM
djnokey
Sat Dec 13 2014, 12:12 PM
sai9113
Tue Dec 09 2014, 07:23 AM
alexlomol
Fri Dec 05 2014, 12:06 AM
chandujonty
Thu Dec 04 2014, 10:11 AM
fantasy1214
Mon Dec 01 2014, 01:45 PM
vumbelino
Sat Nov 29 2014, 04:43 PM

Online

Guests: 65, Members: 0 ...

most ever online: 182184
(Members: , Guests: 182184) on 06 Aug 2010: 05:37 AM

Members: 37560
Newest member: naimish324
Forum Activity
ajay_bhargav Avatar
Posted By ajay_bhargav
Mon Dec 22 2014, 04:59 AM
Take a look at Serial Communication Tutorial to ge...
ajay_bhargav Avatar
Posted By ajay_bhargav
Mon Dec 22 2014, 04:44 AM
Here is a ready test project by Martin Thomas usin...
ExperimenterUK Avatar
Posted By ExperimenterUK
Sun Dec 21 2014, 10:16 PM
Thanks a lot sir, its working, great support, sank...
hsnjamal Avatar
Posted By hsnjamal
Sun Dec 21 2014, 02:03 PM
First you will need to let us know what IDE you pl...
sankalp_s Avatar
Posted By sankalp_s
Sat Dec 20 2014, 05:31 PM
For what you want,it is easier to not use interrup...
ExperimenterUK Avatar
Posted By ExperimenterUK
Fri Dec 19 2014, 09:58 PM
For what you want,it is easier to not use interrup...
sankalp_s Avatar
Posted By sankalp_s
Fri Dec 19 2014, 06:04 PM
This version works.Edit it to use either method. ...
muhibraza Avatar
Posted By muhibraza
Fri Dec 19 2014, 08:05 AM
software_developer Avatar
Posted By software_developer
Fri Dec 19 2014, 04:54 AM
Which files i have to use?Please give me .zip fold...
ExperimenterUK Avatar
Posted By ExperimenterUK
Fri Dec 19 2014, 12:21 AM
This version works.Edit it to use either method. ...