Arduino + NS73M Transmitter = ARRRduino!

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cairn
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Arduino + NS73M Transmitter = ARRRduino!

Post by cairn » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:54 pm

I was able to get the NS73M FM Transmitter working with the Arduino using the following code. I'll add a schematic to this soon.

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/*
    12-1-2007
    Cai Maver, caimaver(at)yahoo.com
    ARRRduino+NS73M v0.3
    
    This code allows an Arduino Diecimila to control an NS73M FM Transmitter Module (Arrr matey!)
    
    This sets the NS73M (available from Sparkfun, SKU#: WRL-08482) to transmit
    at 2mW with 75us pre-emphasis (the standard for North America) on 97.3 MHz.
    
    Use this formula to determine the register values for a new transmitting frequency (f):
    
    (f + 0.304)/0.008192 <-- use only the whole number and convert the result to 
                           16-bit binary where the lower byte goes in register 3 
                           and the upper byte goes in register 4
                           
                           ex.: for 97.3 MHz, (97.3 + 0.304)/0.008192 = 11914.55...
                                11914 = B0010111010001010 so Reg 3=B10001010 and Reg 4=B00101110
    
    A future version of this code will allow for on-the-fly frequency changes
    
    Thanks to Nathan Seidle at Sparkfun and Jim "ZAPNSPARK" G. for sharing their NS73M code!
*/

int CK = 12;  //clock pin
int DA = 11;  //data pin
int LA = 10;  //latch pin



void setup(){
  Serial.begin(9600);  //begin Serial connection for debugging 
  
  pinMode(CK, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(DA, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(LA, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(LA, LOW); //unlatch transmitter 
  delay(100);            //Wait for VDD to settle
  
  
  spi_send(0x0E, B00000101); //Software reset

  spi_send(0x01, B10110100); //Register 1: forced subcarrier, pilot tone on
    
  spi_send(0x02, B00000011); //Register 2: Unlock detect off, 2mW Tx Power

  spi_send(0x03, B10001010); //Register 3: Set broadcast freq to 97.3, lower byte
  spi_send(0x04, B00101110); //Register 4: Set broadcast freq to 97.3, upper byte

  spi_send(0x08, B00011010); //Register 8: set Osc on band 2

  spi_send(0x00, B10100001); //Register 0: 200mV audio input, 75us pre-emphasis on, crystal off, power on
  
  spi_send(0x0E, B00000101); //Software reset
  
  spi_send(0x06, B00011110); //Register 6: charge pumps at 320uA and 80 uA
    
  Serial.print("Transmitting");  //for debugging

 
}


void loop(){

}




void spi_send(byte reg, byte data)  //routine to send Register Address and Data as LSB-first SPI
{
    int x;
    int n;
    digitalWrite(LA, LOW);
    
    for(x = 0 ; x < 4 ; x++)           //send four-bit register address
    {
        digitalWrite(CK, LOW);         //Toggle the SPI clock
        n = (reg >> x) & 1;            //n is the xth bit of the register byte
        if (n == 1){
            digitalWrite(DA, HIGH);    //Put high bit on SPI data bus
        }
        else {
            digitalWrite(DA, LOW);     //Put low bit on SPI data bus
        } 
        Serial.print(n);               //send bit to serial connection for debugging
        digitalWrite(CK, HIGH);        //Toggle the SPI clock
    }

    for(x = 0 ; x < 8 ; x++)           //send eight-bit register data
    {
        digitalWrite(CK, LOW);         //Toggle the SPI clock
        n = (data >> x) & 1;
        if (n == 1){
            digitalWrite(DA, HIGH);    //Put high bit on SPI data bus
        }
        else {
            digitalWrite(DA, LOW);    //Put low bit on SPI data bus
        }
        Serial.print(n);              //send bit to serial connection for debugging
        digitalWrite(CK, HIGH);       //Toggle the SPI clock
    }
    delayMicroseconds(1);             //might not be needed, supposedly unstable command anyway
    
    digitalWrite(LA, HIGH);           //Latch this transfer
    delayMicroseconds(4);
    digitalWrite(LA, LOW);
    
    digitalWrite(CK, LOW);            //This is to keep CK pin at 0V at end of data transfer
    Serial.print("\n");               // send new-line to serial for debugging
    
}
I'll try to update this soon to be able to select new broadcast frequencies on the fly. This is my first real Arduino project so any suggestions on making the code better would be appreciated.

electronicsguy
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Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:08 pm

Re: Arduino + NS73M Transmitter = ARRRduino!

Post by electronicsguy » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:11 pm

I know your project is old but great work :) Did you make any more progress with it?

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