PIC Microcontrollers provides a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to microelectronic systems principles using the best-selling PIC16 range. Building on the success of previous editions, this third edition will enable readers to understand PIC products and related programming tools, and develop relevant design skills in order to successfully create new projects. Coverage includes use of the standard Microchip development software, MPLAB IDE, as well the interactive ECAD package Proteus VSM; Standard Microchip demo hardware, specially designed application boards, in-circuit programming and debugging; Basic interfacing, motor drives, temperature control and general control system applications and numerous fully documented code examples which can be downloaded from the companion website.
A focus on the 16F84A as the starting point for introducing the basic programming principles and architecture of the PIC, progressing to newer chips in the 16F range, in particular the 16F690, and Microchip starter kits
How to use the free Microchip development environment MPLAB IDE, plus Proteus VSM interactive electronic design software, to develop your own applications
Numerous fully-documented, working code examples downloadable from the companion website