Can we get an Arduino like thing with lots of IO AND a fast processor AND megs of ram for $30 or so? As soon as you pull the plug and the microcontroller loses power, this data will be erased. Atmega328 and Atmega168 MCUs haven't an external memory interface, which will took away 19 I/O pins if exists. The microcontroller on the Arduino and Genuino AVR based board has EEPROM: memory whose values are kept when the board is turned off (like a tiny hard drive). There are a number of things that you can do to reduce SRAM usage. As a noob I was almost getting my hopes up that I could use this in a project. Learn about the communication methods between two or more Arduinos using UART or I2C. Hmm what version Kicad are you using? WE figured this because this site’s name is HACKADAY! Like seeing if you can screw your feet down to the floor using sheet rock screws and a gold ol’ manual screwdriver… Completely pointless and hours of pain and frustration all so you can say “I new I could do it!” and hopefully post it to youtube to impress your hipster friends.Just imagine if these people dedicated all that effort and brain power into something useful!!! RTCMemory: A class to facilitate the management of data persistence across different memory hierarchy (RAM, RTC memory and flash memory) on ESP8266; RTCVars: This library eases the storage of variables in reset-safe RTC memory. Actual sugar ones. 46.39 kB - i appreciate it. With the exception of the original Uno, of course. 3.3V logic level I'v noticed this problem too while testing my boards and now I changed the test code with your corrections. 05/03/2017 at 15:45, x-zip-compressed - BASIC computer, based on the prototype board soldered version: x-tar-gz - It only takes 2% of the cpu time to refresh the RAM in ASM version (i wrote it, i know) please link me to a $10(how much that SIMM stick costs) SPI RAM in the 16MByte range. To cut down on this requirement the ATmega multiplexes the lower 8 address lines with the 8 data lines, saving on 8 pins. 2. I think elm-chan should get some cred here too ;-) http://elm-chan.org/works/vp/report.html, I must have a ton or so of old SIMMs that I really should have thrown away ten years or so ago. i refresh all of ram, and do so in a very tight asm loop. Enrico Gueli has added a new log for TV Speaker IR. Learn to use the external interrupts of the ESP32 with Arduino code. His work was actually based on the great Linux on the 8bit ATMEGA168 hack from [Dmitry Grinberg] but some tweaks were required to make it work with [Rapfael]’s SIMM but also to port it to the Arduino platform. Or is it just stabbing in the dark like a mad man at something that, yes is possible, but makes you look like a raving lunatic for trying when there is a better way and has been for years? 45.94 kB - Some folks enjoy doing proof of concept stuff, myself included. SDRAM (without DDR prefix) come with 3.3V TTL signals, so they don’t go above 200MHz. Also the baroque clock-multiplied data signals and whatever else. please! Check out the PCDuino on SparkFun. nobody is forcing you to read this site EVERY DAY. And I use a mega for my #Arduino Desktop. The QFP version of the 1284 gives you some more IO. Other slower SRAM chips (in the 70ns range) draw much less, did you consider this ? There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, but you can’t design the next big sports car if you don’t understand wheels. Good thing I save old memory. Log In. Privacy Policy We’re using a 256kbit eeprom which is actually 32kbytes of space. I relied on KiCad but it has default DIP components w/o markers and  such markers should be placed manually. !” And about wet myself with “storing up to 16MB..” (that is a LOAD for a little AVR or PIC) but then cried a little when I saw “only 256KB can be used.”, with a bigger AVR (atmega64) you have enough pins to access all 16MByte. It has a 3 axis gyro and a USB OTG socket also. WE already know its a hack, Agree, the BBB is a killer. my god why the fuck does clothing store sell clothing? This is why people tend to pair a Linux device with an MCU (like a Pi and an Arduino). Why not have the arduino page the memory so that it can get EVEN MORE than 32k? The test program supplied at above link is using the following test: for (uint16_t i = 0; i<32768; ++i) {    extmem = i & 0xFF;  }  for (uint16_t i = 0; i<32768; ++i) {    if (extmem != (i & 0xFF))      return false;  }  return true;}The problem here is and was in my case, that the data value is the SAME as the lower 8-bit of the address!Thats a bad idea with a multiplexed data/address bus. 1. Or FRAM, if you want persistence. Being able to run linux while also doing reasonably real time IO would be nice too. If there was pain and frustration involved, it was not pointless, because some experience has been gained. It’s a proof of concept, and I suppose managing the refresh in software is quite clever. Almost all code open source (GPU lib and power management coprocessor blobs, both optional), all design files open source, and all parts can be sourced in onesies. That way SD cards wouldn't need to hold the OS. Compatible GPIO pins, move critical function to RAM with IRAM megs of ram – check Homebrew BASIC computer, using this shield, /* * This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain. You can declare multiple arrays or simple variables: It's possible to use external memory for example with some libraries: Create an account to leave a comment. * * For more information, please refer to */, Memory ICs / Static RAM (SRAM) or another, pin compatible, Octal transparent D-latch with 3-state outputs, "Dynamic buffer of 4096 bytes created, address: ", https://sourceforge.net/projects/terminal-basic/, UART and I2C communications between UNO and MEGA25, Run "NOT for Mega" Tinysine GPS shield on a Mega. And 32K is the biggest SRAM IC, that could been used without losses, due to internal RAM and registers address space of 8 Kb and without bank switching. Anybody? the linked linux project uses the original code that is the inspiration for the ASM version you see here. (to satisfy #2.) YEEEAAAH!! Already have an account? Would it be possible to cut a slot in the shield so the debugger cable can reach  down to the ICSP pins on the Mega 2560? Enrico Gueli has updated details to TV Speaker IR. Everywhere. No, it doesn't. Log In. Contact Hackaday.io hack, as in poorly executed modification FFS Maybe some kind of LCD screen so you can actually get feedback as to what is going on. And the speed for refreshing as well. You can easily interface the external EEPROMs with the Arduino Boards using the I2C bus. The Arduino IDE helps by estimating the static ram required (variables etc) but it can’t know how the stack and heap will effect things. The arduino MEGA has GPIO for parallel memory access??? The RAM available in an Arduino MCU is organized as shown in the picture below (picture linked from: avr-libc). I’ve been pairing older used Pogoplugs with a bare PIC. For Windows 3.1. It’s even easier with SDRAM. This is the “working” memory for your device, it holds temporary data used during program operation. Well, there’s the latest STM F4 Discovery board, it comes with 2GB of flash, 256K of onboard and 8MB of external RAM, a 2.4″ LCD screen with touch … I love the Arduino UNO with the DIL 28 ATmega328. So you just get an interrupt every time you have a new value in memory ready to use. h4rdc0der has updated the log for PelletMon. yes. Notice that the ‘duinos have been migrating mostly to SMT packages only. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_on_a_stick. The point is learning and experience. EEPROM memory is a type of external memory that the Arduino can write to. Haven’t had such a good laugh for years…. Once the power is removed the memory is erased. this site is devoted to it and you will never change that. Before that I measured all pcb traces - all ok. Than I modified the test program:bool test() {  for (uint16_t i = 0; i<32768; ++i) {    extmem = (i+1) & 0xFF;  }  for (uint16_t i = 0; i<32768; ++i) {    if (extmem != ((i+1) & 0xFF))      return false;  }  return true;}Now the expected value is address+1 - and yes - now the test program reported that it failed! They sound pretty boring to start with. - Use a larger Arduino module. Hardware components: Arduino UNO × 1: Buy from Newark; Buy from Adafruit; Buy from Arduino Store; Buy from CPC; ATmega2560-16CU × 1: Story . Are there, for example, memory chips that work a bis simpler? Another option is to use relatively fast NVRAM chips. Engineers somewhere have already solved all of these problems, packaged them in a nice little IC at a dollar or two a pop. External memory occupies area of 0x8000 to 0xFFFF in Atmega2560 address space. > Can they even run at speeds below 600MHz or so? Especially when you already have the Mega? ATmega is pretty much deprecated for new designs. Needless to say the application was written in assembler to fit in 2 kB. No worries about the number of available IOs or keeping DRAM refreshed, and they are available in DIP packages for easy use in hobby projects. It, in fact, seems like this is the standard choice. RasPi *kind* of does this but not reallllly. Back at the height of RAM pricing, just a little while before VLSI chips adopted the pricing model of jellybeans. * * Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or * distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled * binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any * means. Yeah, SPI SRAM is the way to go here. you keep coming back to post, every day about how this site is not good enough for you. 1x MCP23008 I/O Expander from Adafruit. Another idea I had was to use not only RAM, but SRAM pin-compatible EEPROM chips, like the AT28C256. Now, as most of you know, storing data on Arduino is a very easy process, but when you want to store data that you need to keep, even when power is lost, this is a different story. Although using e.g. it properly refreshes all of ram and uses it all, provably! Analog pins A6 and A7 can also be used as digital pins. Sign Up. The atmega external RAM interface has different settings of wait states during read/write operations. I glad if my humble efforts were useful. * * THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, * EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF * MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. The 30-pin SIMM shown above is capable of storing up to (hold on to your chairs…) 16MB but due to limited amount of available IOs on the Atmega328p only 256KB can be used. Commands are synchronous, so you’ll need extra cycles to toggle the clock. Ordinarily this would require a lot of pins: 16 for the address lines, 8 for the data lines plus another 2 at least for the control lines. The Arduino gives you a taste of the power of embedded system. Getting linux to run on a micro like a CortexM3 takes megs of RAM. Reading – output row address, RAS low, output column address CAS low, switch your AVR port to input, read the data in, RAS and CAS high. Also timings are not very critical (e.g. SdFat: FAT16/FAT32/exFAT file system. 5. and of course your right, its all just a huge conspiricy And gives you ready-made drivers to access consumer peripherals that can do something useful with all the data it will be processing. it is easy to do it in a CPLD/FPGA, but a waste of time if you have to bit-bang in software. 04/28/2017 at 15:18. The SST chip uses pins A0 through … When I saw the photo and read the first few lines I was all like “WHAAAT?!!! Programming the Arduino Nano Every. Jean-Pierre Cocatrix has updated details to WiFi Webradio on ESP8266 or ESP32. It communicates using the original STK500 protocol (reference, C header files). Although SRAM shortages are probably the most common memory problems on the Arduino. I’m still amazed about that there isn’t a official Arduino based on the DIP version of ATmega1284P According to avr-libc documentation the most flexible way to manage the  different memories of AVR mcu is linker script. I wonder why people are afraid using those. thanks for proving my point. It adds 32Kb to internal 8Kb of Atmega2560 and allows to run much more complex programs on the board.Terminal-BASIC interpreter from, 8-32 channel TI ADS1299 Arduino shield for EEG, EMG, and EKG bio-signals acquisition. If these dynamic variables fill up memory and start to overwrite the stack, then the program will crash. And 1MB of RAM on a serial connection is probably more use for a microcontroller than 16MB that uses up all the I/O pins. Is that too much to ask? Larger RAM array, so more rows to refresh. The trick is to connect the data out lines to the address lines with 47 ohm resistors to reduce pin count and avoid shorting the RAM outputs to the MCU port when bashing through an address. PS: Now my apple 1 emulator also has 32k memory ;-). But you But you should first take a look through the next few pages to better understand Arduino memory and how it works. this site, BTW, is called HackADay, get it? The green LED on the board (right) is the power LED and the orange LED (left) is LED_BUILTIN. Things used in this project . The Arduino Mega can address 64K of external memory with 8-bit data transfers. Don’t let me stop you from trying to turn the earth backwards, But here’s a chisel and a big lump of rock, now go make a better wheel or something…. GOOD LORD how many app tabs does he have open at the bottom of his screen?! [Rafael] just made a little library that allows you to interface these modules to the Atmega328p-based Arduino UNO in order to gain some memory space. look at the linked linux project! There likely isn’t much money in it because when they use DIP versions, people can easily just build their own boards or breadboard it. They cost peanuts, run up to 150MHz, have tons of I/O, decent amount of on-board RAM and some have external memory interfaces, so adding more is not a problem. You can probably find them in embedded system or really old hardware running at 66MHz. Hackaday API. Needing 130-odd pins wiring up is probably a hindrance to the hobbyist market, and the borderline-magickal routing requirements. But now I’m glad I didn’t :-). Soon people will be lasering 386’s to make ARM chips….. If I can find SIMM Tree or SIMM Stacker, I can put 4x4MB into Arduino and get 16MB!! Nonvolatile memory, as you may have guessed by now, retain… A dime-sized, ARM-based Arduino complete with a programming/development system. I thought of something very simple and cheap (10-11$ for item). choose option 1 in menuconfig SPIRAM_USE_MEMMAP to enable this mode. We might have a cure for Cancer!? I am wondering if there are any other good ways to work with external memory. Perhaps use the Xmem system.. Ahh.. here’s the link: http://hackaday.com/2011/09/05/upgrading-ram-in-an-arduino-mega/ You are about to report the project "Arduino MEGA 2560 32Kb RAM shield", please tell us the reason. Assuming you have a source of obsolete memory from 15 years ago. Also, we need to use most of the Arduino pins to be soldered with SIMM RAM pins so there will be just few available extra pins for your project. You can find dev boards with all the plugins for the Arduino IDE. It meets these requirements and even let’s you code in Arduino-like C++. Not sure why anyone want to access large memory array in a 8-bit processors. WARNING THIS CONTENT MIGHT NOT STAND UP TO YOUR STANDARDS! Solar Flares And Radio Communications — How Precarious Are Our Electronics? The obvious case is when the application program (the “sketch”) needs to store more data than will fit in available RAM. When working with larger or more advanced Arduino projects we may need to store additional data so an external memory solution like the 24LC256 I²C EEPROM IC becomes necessary. Proof of concept? Arduino Nano Every pinout. This library enables you to read and write those bytes. Now I'm thinking about porting this project to Arduino: in which extent can we add external RAM to an ATmega? I should place additional schematics to clear available pin set.It uses the Atmega 2560 external RAM interface pins: - Port A (AD0-AD7) - digital pins 22-29 of MEGA;- Port C (A8-A15) - digital pins 30-37;- Port G (WR, ALE, RD) - digital pins 39,40,41; Actually A15 is not used, but in external memory use mode it can't be used as GPIO pin. Wait, let me get this strait. Remember RAM compression software, too? Volatile memory is usually in the form of RAM or Random Access Memory. Between 2 & 3, you are spending a lot of time talking to the chip. Interesting, but as I can see, AT28C256 offers 150 nS access. A parallel RAM shield would be much, MUCH faster than SPI or any serial. They are both clock edges, so actual clock rate is 1/2. Too dense pins maybe? There is an outstanding design, based on the AS7C4096A 512 Kb SRAM IC. 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By using our website and services, you expressly agree to the placement of our performance, functionality and advertising cookies. For CH552, the internal one is only 256 bytes, and the external one is 1024 bytes. At $24 with a QVGA LCD that thing is a steal! Use compression to have your 4MB RAM act like a very slow and diseased 6MB RAM! Many thanks for this pcb 32k memory expansion! The arduino due has plenty of IO for interfacing. As your Arduino projects get more sophisticated, they tend to grow to the point where memory limitations can become a problem. It means that your sketches (programs) could run a little slower than before. that's kinda what I was thinking of. Or if not "RAM", some volatile memory (let's call it "RAM2") that would be 10 times faster than reading an SD card. If you need something with the specs you’ve listed but don’t need embedded Linux just build your own. It's worth to count exactly, if it could been used at the longest external memory delays, ATmega can provide, but seems too slow to simply place it on the main data bus. … remember, we do not owe you anything. The docs for uClinux say a 2MB min, other places say 4MB or even 16MB is required. Library for I2C Communication with external EEPROMs: SparkFun Qwiic OpenLog: Library for the SparkFun Qwiic OpenLog: SPIExtension: SPI extension/wrapper for Arduino : SPIFlash_LowPowerLab: Simple Arduino library for SPI flash memory chips: SPIMemory: SPI Memory library for Arduino. Is the access time critical ? Why to add RAM in this way? Tons of IO, some IO routable to one of the two DMA capable 200MHz real time coprocessors (PRU), 512MB RAM, 2GB onboard flash plus microSD, 1GHz Cortex-A8, HDMI out, Ethernet, USB HS host and device, onboard power controller with soft power off support and LiPo/LiIon charging. So, for 16MByte, in fact this is cheaper? Connect the 30-pin SIMM RAM like schematic.txt file explains. ~15.6us per row Also the pin count could be reduces by using shift registers for more of a serial interface. voltage for starters, at this point there is no reason not to use fpga. But just about nobody connects RAM chips up to MCUs, it’s the opposite way of thinking. I did it in 2003 with a 20 pin AT90S2313 to log RS232 communications to two 1Meg 30 pin SIMMs. Higher overhead. Memory model: Unlike most modern architectures including AVR, MCS51 has 2 RAM regions, internal data memory, and external data memory. RadxaRock $100 <- Very green board with a growing community. See Teensy 3, mikroe-1367, fubarino for examples. In Arduino Uno, the EEPROM space can store up to 1024 bytes. Can’t simply tie them to fix level as the address pins are also used for sending commands. Perhaps only command-line options will be needed. Put a timer interrupt to toggle CAS every 15 microseconds. sounds pretty useful to me. Speed versus power consumption : the old dilemma... Looks very useful. You can use it to store files and log sensor data. Bet he’s the center of attention at every party he attends, With some hardware modifications you can free up a bunch of pins as well as cycles. That’s 62 times the Arduino’s built-in storage! The DUE board pins out the data bus on the extended digital headers along with the control signals NCS1 and NWR. Could use latches to page the higher address ranges? Learn more, Using SIMMs To Add Some Extra RAM On Your Arduino UNO, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yah3ViEggxA, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_on_a_stick, http://micha.freeshell.org/ramdisk/index.php, http://bitsnbikes.blogspot.com/2009/05/8085-dram-interface-30-pin-simm.html, http://hackaday.com/2011/09/05/upgrading-ram-in-an-arduino-mega/, http://maniacbug.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/arduino-on-atmega1284p-4. How many I/O pins are used by the RAM? http://www.st.com/web/catalog/tools/FM116/SC959/SS1532/LN1199/PF259090. 1. The Arduino Mega can address 64K of external memory with 8-bit data transfers. lol). And, I think, the extarnal RAM access time must be less then 30 ns to use no wait state operations on 16MHz clock (which in any case are 30% slower then operations with an internal SRAM). Test program from this page gives an example. Then again there probably aren’t many uses for 16MB of data on a microcontroller like that, otherwise they’d make them that way. Programming. External interrupts are allowed on all pins, not just pin D2 and D3. http://bitsnbikes.blogspot.com/2009/05/8085-dram-interface-30-pin-simm.html. The memory interface makes for a fun weekend project, and I don’t feel bad soldering to the DIMM (yes, you can do this with somewhat more modern memory too) just for kicks since it was going to be ewaste anyway. fast processor – check (facepalm), @MRE exaclty thought the same thing when I saw this post :D, i have the same modules lying around and tried to interface them with an arduino mega2560, but didn’t get it working. like for example the linked linux project used it :). My basic question is: What is a good alternative to EEPROM chips for external memory on the Arduino Unor R3? An actual engineer would choose a controller with enough RAM or at least something that has an external memory interface option (some larger ATMegas or XMegas have it, then many of the small ARM micros do as well). Sure people will continue to hack on it but anyone starting from scratch will be much better served by more modern architectures like ARM. Don’t think they make 16MBytes in that format, but still, it’s in the same sortof ballpark. Get a load of this guy. SPI Serial SRAM chips with 128KB of capacity that cost about £3 each in lots of 1. When collecting or generating data and storing it on a microcontroller, like the one on an Arduino, the data will just be available while the microcontroller is powered. They also have a lot of lovely features like DMA and an FPU that works with pretty much all of the internal peripherals. Hi, dmitry the external RAM could be mapped like native ram, and use malloc or free functions?. Our guess it that an SPI / I2C IO extender could lift this limitation. In this new course, I will teach you how you can use your Arduino internal memory EPROM and how you can add extra memory to permanently store data with your Arduino. As you already linked, several people have already unofficially supported it. New set of PCB's have just arrived, waiting to become gifts to friends and items on tindie. 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