Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Update November 26, 2015:
I made a full project with preamp/signal conditioning and power supply with soft on/of switch. It is published here.
This is the same as the previous frequency counter but the output is on the 16x2 LCD display.
For more details about how it work look here: http://diyfan.blogspot.bg/2015/08/100mhz-frequency-counter.html
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Couple of weeks ago I purchased from eBay one of these amazingly cheap an useful modules with MAX7219 LED driver and 8 digit LED display. It is ideal for frequency counter project. The problem was the absence of library for PIC microcontrolers. Luckily, I found a great library for Arduino and I reworked it to be compatible with PIC. The schematic of the frequency counter is actually almost the same as the previous . It uses PIC16F628A microcontroller with external 32.768kHz watch crystal attached to Timer1 to generate 1 second time base. Measured signal is fed to pin3 (RA4) which is counted by Timer0.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
I published this schematic long ago in this article: Adjustable power supply and since then I made some improvements in PCB to make the board as small as possible. The idea is to be easy to attach the whole board to the heat sink which we want to monitor. The board is only 27mm x 27mm.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
My last project is not completely new. In fact, the oscillator is made from the same schematic as in one of my previous projects and only the frequency counter is made with different schematic.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Some time ago I made an audio oscillator with frequency counter which worked very well, but I sold it, and now I am making a new one. The oscillator itself will be mostly the same and when I finish the whole project there will be a separate article. Here I will show the frequency counter module I made for the project.