- 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
Chapter 1 Computer Systems Chapter 2 Microcontroller Operation Chapter 3 A Simple PIC Application Chapter 4 PIC Program Development Chapter 5 Internal Architecture Chapter 6 Programming Techniques Chapter 7 Development Systems Chapter 8 Application Design Chapter 9 Program Debugging Chapter 10 Hardware Prototyping Chapter 11 Motor Applications Chapter 12 More PIC Microcontrollers Chapter 13 More PIC Applications Chapter 14 More Control Systems Appendix A: Binary Numbers Appendix B: Microelectronic Devices Appendix C: Digital Systems Appendix D: DIZI84 Board Appendix E: DIZI690 Board
Martin Bates is one of the leading authors specializing in introductory level texts on PIC microcontrollers for the academic, professional and hobby markets, with 20 years' experience of teaching microprocessor systems.