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u8 rtcRead (u8 rtcAdr)

rtcAdr : Address of the RTC data field (e.g. day, month, year, etc…) from which to read.

Reads the RTC value from the RTC data field's address, rtcAdr.

rtcAdr Value Range bit7 bit6 bit5 bit4 bit3 bit2 bit1 bit0
0 Second 0 to 59 2nd digit place 1st digit place
1 Minute 0 to 59 2nd digit place 1st digit place
2 Hour 0 to 23 2nd digit place 1st digit place
3 Day 1 to 7 1st digit place
4 Date 1 to 31 2nd digit place 1st digit place
5 Month 1 to 12 2nd digit 1st digit place
6 Year 00 to 99 2nd digit place 1st digit place

The MOACON CPU Module has a built in Real-Time Clock (RTC). The chip contains a temperature sensor to compensate for drift due to temperature fluctuations. Please note, however, that although the MOACON's RTC is better than most, it is not 100% accurate.

The RTC is powered by a battery that keeps the RTC counting when no power is supplied to the MOACON. The battery's life span is approximately 10 years.

The following table illustrates the format in which the RTC data is stored in memory. Data is stored in Binary Coded Decimal (BCD).

Days of the week (the “Day” field) are coded as shown in the following table

Sunday 1
Monday 2
Tuesday 3
Wednesday 4
Thursday 5
Friday 6
Saturday 7

The hour field ranges from 0 to 23 so one can distinguish between AM and PM.

#include "moacon500.h"
void cmain(void)
 //Set the current date and time
 rtcWrite(6, 0x11);            //2011-03-15 (March 15, 2011)
 rtcWrite(5, 0x03);
 rtcWrite(4, 0x15);
 rtcWrite(2, 0x13);            //01:17:23 pm
 rtcWrite(1, 0x17);
 rtcWrite(0, 0x23);
 while(1)                      //Run forever
   //Print the current date and time to the debug console
   printf("The current date and time is:\r\n");
   printf("20%02X-%02X-%02X %02X:%02X:%02X\r\n",    //yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss
   rtcRead(6), rtcRead(5), rtcRead(4),             //year, month, day
   rtcRead(2), rtcRead(1), rtcRead(0));            //hour, minute, second

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