Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781856177504, 9780080961842

Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers

2nd Edition

Principles and Applications

Authors: Tim Wilmshurst
eBook ISBN: 9780080961842
Paperback ISBN: 9781856177504
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 20th November 2009
Page Count: 704
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PIC microcontrollers are used worldwide in commercial and industrial devices. The 8-bit PIC which this book focuses on is a versatile work horse that completes many designs. An engineer working with applications that include a microcontroller will no doubt come across the PIC sooner rather than later. It is a must to have a working knowledge of this 8-bit technology.

This book takes the novice from introduction of embedded systems through to advanced development techniques for utilizing and optimizing the PIC family of microcontrollers in your device. To truly understand the PIC, assembly and C programming language must be understood. The author explains both with sample code and examples, and makes the transition from the former to the latter an easy one. This is a solid building block for future PIC endeavors.

New to the 2nd Edition: Include end of chapter questions/activities moving from introductory to advanced More worked examples Includes PowerPoint slides for instructors Includes all code snips on a companion web site for ease of use A survey of 16/32-bit PICs A project using ZigBee

Key Features

Covers both assembly and C programming languages, essential for optimizing the PIC Amazing breadth of coverage moving from introductory to advanced topics covering more and more complex microcontroller families *Details MPLAB and other Microchip design tools


Beginner or intermediate engineers new to PICs from the following areas: Field applications, software, hardware, systems, mechatronics. Upper-level undergrad students; lower-level graduate students. Advanced hobbyists.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: GETTING STARTED WITH EMBEDDED SYSTEMS Chapter 1: Tiny Computers, Hidden Control SECTION II: MINIMUM SYSTEMS AND THE PIC16F84A Chapter 2: Introducing the PIC 16 series, and the 16F84A Chapter 3: Parallel Ports, Power Supply, and the Clock Oscillator Chapter 4: Starting to Program - An Introduction to Assembler Chapter 5: Building Assembler Programs Chapter 6: Working with Time: Interrupts, Counters, and Timers Unchanged SECTION III: LARGER SYSTEMS AND TEH PIC16F883A Chapter 7: Larger Systems and the PIC 16883A Chapter 8: The Human and Physical Interface Chapter 9: Taking Timing Further Chapter 10: Starting with Serial Chapter 11: Data Acquisition and Manipulation SECTION IV: SMARTER SYSTEMS AND THE PIC18XX2 Chapter 12: Smarter Systems and the PIC 18FXX2 Chapter 13: The PIC 18FXX2 Peripherals Chapter 14: Introducing C Chapter 15: C and the Embedded Environment Chapter 16: Acquiring and Using Data with C Chapter 17: More C and the Wider C environment Chapter 18: Multi-tasking and the Real Time Operating System Chapter 19: The Salvo Real Time Operating System SECTION V: TECHNIQUES OF CONNECTIVITY AND NETWORKING Chapter 20: Connectivity and Networks Chapter 21: A Zigbee project Chapter 22: A Survey of 16/32 bit PIC Microcontrollers, and DSPIC Appendix 1: The PIC 16 Series Instruction Set Appendix 2: The Electronic Ping-Pong Appendix 3: The Derbot AGV ? Hardware Design Details Appendix 4: Some Basics of Autonomous Guided Vehicles Appendix 5: PIC 18 Series Instruction Set (Non-Extended) Appendix 6: Essentials of C


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About the Author

Tim Wilmshurst

Tim Wilmshurst is the author of Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers. He has been designing embedded systems since the early days of microcontrollers. For many years this was for Cambridge University, where he led a development team building original systems for research applications – for example in measurement of bullet speed, wind tunnel control, simulated earthquakes, or seeking a cure to snoring. Now he is Head of Electronic Systems at the University of Derby, where he aims to share his love of engineering design with his students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Electronics, University of Derby, UK