Monthly Archives: January 2011

Using the USART/serial [tutorial part 2]

Hello again, today I will continue with my tutorial series and I write a bit about the USART(or UART in other avr models), the USART give us the possibility to have a serial port, and that is a pretty nice thing to have, because it can be used for example to upload programs to our Arduino(via bootloader), to have a communication channel between our micro-controller and our computer, or to talk to some sensors/chips, the most used ones are serial backpacks for lcd’s and graphical lcd’s and GPS modules that use almost always an serial interface. Continue reading