Pic and Usb thumb drive

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by powzoom, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. powzoom

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    Is it possible to read a usb thumb drive using a pic? A 16F or 18F pic. I know the pic can only act as a slave but is there a way around that? A host usb ic maybe? preferably not too expensive.
     
  2. t06afre

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    May 11, 2009
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    I was once involved in such a project. But it was canceled before it started properly. As I remember one solution was to use MAX3421E USB Peripheral/Host Controller with SPI Interface. But I think it would be simpler to switch to the Microchip 24F series. Since that MCU series offers a USB host solution
     
  3. Markd77

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    If you just want memory, I read somewhere that SD cards are easy to connect to microcontrollers.
     
  4. Papabravo

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    This is true. It is not difficult at all.
     
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