Calculators with Support of the 82240 IR-Printer
08-16-2014, 02:37 PM (This post was last modified: 08-18-2014 08:29 AM by Martin Hepperle.)
Post: #41
 Martin Hepperle Senior Member Posts: 330 Joined: May 2014
RE: Calculators with Support of the 82240 IR-Printer
(08-09-2014 11:22 AM)Marcus von Cube Wrote:
(08-06-2014 08:15 AM)Martin Hepperle Wrote:  Some Numbers
The frequency of the IR signal is f = 32768 Hz so that one pulse of 50% duty cycle has a duration of t_pulse = 1/32768 / 2 = 15.3 us (microseconds)).
The HP docs specify a burst length of 6 to 8 pulses = 183 to 244 us as valid range. All my test calculators output 8 pulses per burst.

If I understand my code correctly, WP 34S outputs bursts of seven pulses. The generator is just the AND of two square wave clocks: 32768Hz and (32768/14)Hz. If you want to check the code, it's in trunk/main.c, routine put_ir().

Marcus,

yes, you are right. You chose the golden middle of (6+8)/2.

I saw that the HP 48 and 50 use 8 pulses, while my 28S varies between 6 and 7 pulses to get the average timing right (as per explanation from Christoph above)
According to Christophs suggestions, I have now changed my code to measure the time interval between bursts relative to the average half-bit length (from the start bits) and now I can decode all IR signals that I have access to, from the HP 28S to the HP 50g.
My conclusion so far is that the modern TSOP integrating decoders do not work for me and I have reverted to the C4103A Receiver unit which does no integration and just delivers the raw pulses. One could probabaly use any IR receiver composed of a IR Transistor and a simple amplifier.

Now I can backup HP 28 programs on my PC and only need to build a key pusher device to reload the programs back...

Martin
08-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Post: #42
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Calculators with Support of the 82240 IR-Printer
Congratulations, Martin.

d:-)
08-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Post: #43
 toml_12953 Senior Member Posts: 1,889 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Calculators with Support of the 82240 IR-Printer
(06-25-2014 05:09 PM)Martin Hepperle Wrote:  For comparison I used a HP-48G and was astonished by its range (several meters), while the WP-34S with its tiny batteries is by design more power limited and therefore on the lower side (about 10 cm).

Wow! I'm lucky if I can get my 50g to print to my 82240B at a range of 5 cm!

Tom L

Tom L
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