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LCD Driver for PIC 18F452 on MCP355x Microcontroller using C18 - repost

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Hello there.
I need a small firmware code that will drive the LCD module contained on the Microchip MCP355x Sensor Reference design.
I replaced the PIC 16F877 that came with the board with the PIC18F452. The firmware available at Microchip is in assembly and the one I need should be done using Microchip C18 C compiler.

It will consist of 6 modules:
main.c and main.h;
init.c and init.h; and
lcd.c and lcd.h.

The main.c will have the init functions, that will initialize properly all the ports for the LCD and buttons (no need for the ADC part - I just need the LCD part). It willl also have a button detection routine (one button only is OK) to change the message on LCD. The various messages (let's agree on 6 messages), will change on button press. Debounce routine should be done for buttons. These messages will be available on an array (not sure if this is the right term - it is "dt" on assembly language), that will be chosen according to button press.

The init.c will have the board initialization stuff, like TRISA and TRISB (no need to initialize other ports and buttons and LCD uses only PORTA and PORTB).

The lcd.c will have the initialization stuff for the LCD module. Unfortunately we can't use the xlcd.c of Microchip. The firmware should check for LCD busy flag. The LCD data ports that will be used are low nibble, and are available on page 28 of the datasheet below.

Code may - and strongly encourage - use delays.h.

These are the links for the board:
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According to the BOM, this is the LCD controller datasheet:
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***Not sure if it is the right one but even the comments are the same in the assembly file.


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*** Freelancer will hand in the updated files for our comments and further corrections, on a DAILY basis. This is also very important so I can understand what is going on and come back with some fresh questions.


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By this, I am creating one full milestone only, to be released when all that I asked for up here is delivered. This is why I tried to be so criterious about each part. No exceptions will be made. *****PLEASE BID ONLY IF YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS.

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