PIC Projects and Applications using C - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080971513, 9780080999548

PIC Projects and Applications using C

1st Edition

A Project-based Approach

Print ISBN: 9780080971513
eBook ISBN: 9780080999548
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 2nd December 2012
Page Count: 204
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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

Key Features

  • Relevant parts of the language are introduced and explained when required for those new to the subject
  • Core principles are introduced gradually for self-paced learning
  • Explains how and why a software program works, and how to alter and expand the code


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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the Microcontroller and C
  • Chapter 2: First C Program

    • MPLAB and MPLABX Installation
    • A Brief Introduction to C for the Microcontroller
    • Writing the Code Using MPLAB IDE
    • Types of Errors
    • Programming the Microcontroller
    • Writing the Code Using MPLABX
    • Creating a New Project
  • Chapter 3: Using Eight Outputs

    • Explanation of the Code
    • Looping in a Program
    • The Disco Code
    • The Header Program
  • Chapter 4: Inputs

    • IF Statement
    • If–Else
    • Using Several Inputs
  • Chapter 5: Keypad Scanning

    • Four Digit Code
    • Putting the Scan Routine in a Header File, dwsScan.h
  • Chapter 6: Analogue to Digital Conversion

    • Configuring the A/D Device
    • ADCON0 A–D Control Register 0
    • ADCON1 A–D Control Register 1
    • ADCON2 A–D Control Register 2
    • ADRESH and ADRESL: A/D Result Registers High and Low Byte
    • The Thermistor
    • Making an A/D Reading with the Thermistor
    • The LM335 Temperature Sensing IC
    • Operation of the LM335
    • A/D Application
    • Question
    • Using Several A–D Inputs
    • Solar Panel Heating System
    • Microcontrollers with More A/D Inputs
    • The PIC18(L)F43K22 28A/D Inputs
  • Chapter 7: Alpha Numeric Display

    • Configuring the Display
    • Program LCD.C
    • Using Header: dwsLCD.h
    • Program LCDh.C
    • Character Display Address
    • Displaying Measurements
    • Displaying Room Temperature
    • RoomTemperature.C
  • Chapter 8: Porting Code to Other Microcontrollers

    • The Header Code
  • Chapter 9: Timer/Counter Modules

    • TMR0 Prescaler
    • Timing an Event
    • An Accurate 1 s


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“…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