PIC in Practice

A Project -based Approach


  • David W Smith, Senior Lecturer, Technology Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

PIC in Practice is a graded course based around the practical use of the PIC microcontroller through project work. Principles are introduced gradually, through hands-on experience, enabling students to develop their understanding at their own pace. Dave Smith has based the book on his popular short courses on the PIC for professionals, students and teachers at Manchester Metropolitan University. The result is a graded text, formulated around practical exercises, which truly guides the reader from square one.The book can be used at a variety of levels and the carefully graded projects make it ideal for colleges, schools and universities. Newcomers to the PIC will find it a painless introduction, whilst electronics hobbyists will enjoy the practical nature of this first course in microcontrollers.PIC in Practice introduces applications using the popular 16F84 device as well as the 16F627, 16F877, 12C508, 12C629 and 12C675. In this new edition excellent coverage is given to the 16F818, with additional information on writing and documenting software.
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Engineering undergraduates taking courses on microcontrollers or embedded systems.Electronic hobbyists.


Book information

  • Published: January 2006
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6826-2

Table of Contents

Introduction; Introduction to the PIC microcontroller; Programming the 16F84 microcontroller; Introductory projects; Headers, porting code – which micro?; Using inputs; Understanding the headers; Keypad scanning; Program examples; The 16C54 microcontroller; Alpha numeric displays; Analogue to digital conversion; Radio transmitters and receivers; EEPROM data memory; Interrupts; The 12 series 8 pin microcontroller; The 16F87X Microcontroller; The 16F62X Microcontroller; Projects; Instruction set, files and registers; Appendices; Index