Chapter 12

PS/2 Mouse Interface

Abstract

The PS/2 mouse is a standard interface to both computers and also many FPGA development kits. The protocol is a serial one and in this chapter the basics of the protocol will be reviewed and also a simple VHDL interface code to enable the designer to use a mouse, primarily on a standard FPGA development kit.

Keywords

PS/2 mouse

Mouse interface

12.1 Introduction

The PS/2 mouse is a standard interface to both computers and also many FPGA development kits. The protocol is a serial one and in this chapter the basics of the protocol will be reviewed as well as a simple VHDL interface code to enable the designer to use a mouse, primarily on a standard FPGA development kit.

12.2 PS/2 Mouse Basics

The origins ...

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