PIC Projects and Applications using C
A Project-based ApproachBy
- David W Smith, Senior Lecturer, Technology Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
This book is a hands-on, project-based guide to learning and using the PIC microcontroller. Principles are introduced gradually, enabling readers to develop their understanding at their own pace. Dave Smith has based this book on his popular short courses on the PIC for professionals and students. The result is a graded text, formulated around practical exercises, which gets engineers and students up and running quickly.
Those who are new to microcontrollers generally find the basic concepts of the PIC quite easy but can find the software, debugging and project work more challenging. The practical focus of this book makes it well suited to those whose PIC needs are likely to be project based. Simple working code is introduced early in the book so the reader can program their first PIC within the first twenty pages. In addition, Smith explains how and why the program works, and encourages readers to alter and expand the code for use in their own design projects. The programs use building blocks of code that can be re-used in many different program applications.
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.
Published: December 2012
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