[Contents Include] Preface. Introduction. Microelectronic Systems: Computer Systems; Information Coding; Microelectronic Devices; Digital Systems; Microcontroller Operation. PIC Microcontroller: A Simple PIC Application; PIC Program Development; PIC 16F84 Architecture; Further Programming Techniques. Applications: Application Design; Program Debugging; Prototype Hardware; Motor Applications. More Controllers: More PIC Microcontrollers; More PIC Applications and Devices; Other Control Systems. Appendices.
* A comprehensive introductory text in microelectronic systems, written round the leading chip for project work * Uses the latest Windows development software, MPLAB, and the most popular types of PIC, for accessible and low-cost practical work * Focuses on the 16F84 as the starting point for introducing the basic architecture of the PIC, but also covers newer chips in the 16F8X range, and 8-pin mini-PICs
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.
"For undergraduate students and entry level hobbyists, this introductory volume on programming PIC microcontrollers provides practical instruction, as well as theoretical background information, in working with modern microelectronics. Beginning with an overview of terms and concepts, the work covers topics such as microcontroller architecture, application design, program debugging, PIC motor applications, and control systems. Chapters include illustrations, code examples, exercise questions and sample applications, and access to additional online resources is provided. This third edition is updated to account for advances in microcontroller technology and references both modern chips as well as the classic PIC16F84A. Author information is not provided."--Reference & Research Book News October 2012