Interfacing PIC Microcontrollers

Embedded Design by Interactive Simulation

By

  • Martin Bates, Martin Bates, Lecturer in Microelectronics (retired), Sussex Coast College, UK; formerly Course Leader, Foundation Degree Engineering (University of Brighton) and Course Manager, PIC Microcontroller Short Courses, Hastings Innovation Centre
  • Martin Bates, Martin Bates, Lecturer in Microelectronics (retired), Sussex Coast College, UK; formerly Course Leader, Foundation Degree Engineering (University of Brighton) and Course Manager, PIC Microcontroller Short Courses, Hastings Innovation Centre

The advent of interactive design software has allowed the simulation of microcontrollers without having to build and debug hardware. Interfacing PIC Microcontrollers: Embedded Design by Interactive Simulation discusses microcontroller design and applications. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 introduces the PIC 16F877 architecture, software, and simulation system. Part 2 discusses interfacing techniques. Part 3 discusses power outputs, serial communication, sensor interfacing, and the design of MCU-based systems. Each topic is illustrated by designs based on the 16F877. The Proteus design software by Labcenter Electronics is used throughout. The book is suited for more advanced readers with prior knowledge of the basics of microcontroller systems.
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Audience

Project engineers new to the PIC and PIC interfacing; Electronics hobbyists; Students in further and higher education, especially engineering undergraduates taking courses on microelectronics or embedded systems

 

Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8028-8


Table of Contents


Part 1 Microcontroller

1 PIC Hardware

Processor System

PIC 16F877 Architecture

PIC Instruction Set

Special Function Registers

2 PIC Software

Assembly Language

Software Design

‘C’ Programming

3 Circuit Simulation

Basic Circuit

Software Debugging

Hardware Testing

Hardware Implementation

Program Downloading

Part 2 Interfacing

4 Input & Output

Switch Input

Switch Debouncing

Timer and Interrupts

Keypad Input

7-Segment LED Display

Liquid Crystal Display

5 Data Processing

Number Systems

Conversion

Variable Types

Arithmetic

6 Calculate, Compare & Capture

Calculator

Pulse Output

Period Measurement

7 Analogue Interfacing

8-bit Conversion

10-bit Conversion

Amplifier Interfaces

Transient & Frequency Response

Instrumentation Amplifier

Current Loop

Comparators

Op-amp Selection

Analogue Output

Part 3 Systems

8 Power Outputs

Current Drivers

Relays & Motors

Power Output Interfacing

Motor Interfacing

9 Serial Communication

USART

SPI

I2C

10 Sensor Interfacing

Sensors

Sensor Types

Amplifier Design

Weather Station

11 System Design

Base System

Memory System

Other PIC Chips

System Design

Other MCU Families

Answers to Assessment Questions

Index & Abbreviations