This design example allows you to implement microcontroller I/O expansion in microcontroller- or microprocessor-based systems using Altera® MAX® 3000A devices.
The I/O expander design example includes four ports (A, B, C, and D) which can be independently programmed as I/O ports. You can connect the microcontroller unit (MCU) port to or from any port (A, B, C, or D) to perform read and write operations.
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The use of this design is governed by, and subject to, the terms and conditions of the Altera Hardware Reference Design License Agreement.
For more information on using this example in your project, go to:
- AN 265: Using MAX 3000A Devices as a Microcontroller I/O Expander (PDF)
- How to Use Verilog HDL Examples
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