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Setting Up MIDI Input on a FRDM-K64F

Question asked by nicholasdiggle on Mar 6, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2016 by Kan_Li

Hi everyone,


I'm programming a synthesizer with MIDI input for a school project, using the K64F. I've been experiencing a lot of difficulty in getting my head wrapped around how to develop a test program to receive MIDI note data using UART (I've seen UART used for MIDI for other MIDI I/O communication with other MCUs, so I'm assuming this is the standard way to do it, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). I have the whole MIDI input isolation circuit and everything all under control; it's just programming how to receive the incoming data that's confusing me.


If anyone could guide me on how to approach setting up the MIDI communication, I would greatly appreciate it.


As a side-note, our class is not allowed to use Mbed and/or ProcessorExpert, so I can only program my project using bare metal -type code; feel free to talk about any method of getting the MIDI input to work, but I'd prefer if it's mentioned in a bare metal code type of context.