PIC Projects and Applications using C

A Project-based Approach


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

PIC Projects and Applications Using C details how to program the PIC microcontroller in the C language. The book takes a learn-by-doing approach, with applications covering topics such as inputs, outputs, keypads, alphanumeric displays, analogue-to-digital conversion, radio transmitters and receivers, data EEPROM, interrupts and timing. To aid debugging, the book provides a section detailing the use of the simulator and in-circuit debugger.

With this book you will learn:

  • How to program the PIC microcontroller in C
  • Techniques for using the simulator and debuggers to find faults on your code
  • The ins and outs of interfacing circuits, such as radio modules and liquid crystal displays
  • How to use the PIC on-board functions, such as interrupts and timing modules, and make analogue measurements

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Electronics engineers, including embedded systems designers and control engineers, technicians in industry, hobbyists needing a more complete grounding in microcontroller principles and applications. Students taking introductory level classes in courses in electronics / microelectronics.


Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-099954-8


“…the presentation is first-class: concepts are explained very clearly, code is commented on almost line by line, and constant reference to the environment greatly simplifies learning. For all of these reasons, this is undoubtedly a book for beginners: they can use it either on their own, as self-teaching material, or in a class of some sort.”--ComputingReviews.com,June 18,2014

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Microcontroller and C
Chapter 2. First C Program
Chapter 3. Using 8 outputs
Chapter 4. Inputs
Chapter 5. Keypad Scanning
Chapter 6. Analogue to Digital Conversion
Chapter 7. Alpha Numeric Displays
Chapter 8. Porting Code to other Microcontrollers.Chapter 9. Timers/Counter Modules
Chapter 10. Interrupts
Chapter 11. Fault Finding, using the Simulator and the In Circuit Debugger
Chapter 12. Radio Transmitters and Receivers
Chapter 13. EEPROM Data Memory
Chapter 14. Projects
Chapter15. C extra
Appendix A. Data Sheets
Appendix B. Useful Contacts