Synopses & Reviews
This book is developed around Microchip's latest family of parts, the PIC18FXXX family. It focuses on the PIC18F452, a new part brought to market in May 2002. It is intended that the reader will find a smooth path to the creative process of writing enhanced application code. This book attempts to organize and unify the development of these three capabilities: to understand and use components, to exploit powerful algorithmic processes, and to break down the complexity of an instrument or device so as to meet its specifications. The book is dedicated toward the development of creative design capability. Throughout this book, the approach taken is to introduce a template of assembly language code that encompasses a set of features of the PIC18F452 plus its interactions with some of the I/O devices resident on a small 4"x4" development board. For electrical engineers who work with the PIC18FXXX family.
Typically for a one-semester course at the senior level, this text can also be used at the junior level. This book is developed around Microchip's latest family of parts, the PIC18FXXX family. It focuses on the PIC18F452, a new part brought to market in May 2002.
John Peatman's latest microcontroller work focuses on Microchip Technology's PIC18FXXX family, and its newest member, the PIC18F452. The enhanced instruction set and addressing modes simplify program code development, and the on-chip resources make this the most powerful PIC microcontroller ever.
Its flash program memory and built-in background debug mode provide internal programming/debugging support of program development. The presentation style throughout this book is to introduce the reader to simple programs that encompass features of the PIC18F452, plus interactions with I/0 devices, providing the reader with a smooth and quick learning process for creatively writing enhanced application code. Hundreds of figures give visual support to the text. Examples, end-of-chapter problems, suggested lab projects, complete designs, plus a QwikFlash development board support a "learning by doing" environment.
About the Author
John B. Peatman is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of five earlier digital design, microprocessor, and microcontroller textbooks. He is also a director with the Intelligent Systems Corporation. His current research interests include the design of low-cost development tools for microcontrollers. Professor Peatman is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Table of Contents
2. CPU Architecture.
3. Instruction Set.
4. QwikFlash Target Board.
5. Program Development (P1 Template).
6. Structured Assembly Preprocessor.
7. Alphanumeric Liquid-Crystal Displays (P2 Template).
8. Rotary Pulse Generators.
9. Interrupts and Interrupt Timing.
10. Analog-to-Digital Conversion.
11. I/O Pin Considerations.
12. LCD Screens (P3 Template).
13. Time-Interval Measurements.
14. Math Subroutines.
15. Serial Peripheral Interface for I/O Expansion.
16. Output Time-Interval Control (P4 Template).
17. SMBus/I2C for Peripheral Chip Access.
19. Programmed Peripheral Chips.
20. Miscellaneous Features.
APPENDICES. A1. Assembly of the QwikFlash Board.
A2. Laboratory Development with the QwikProto Add-on Board.
A3. Use of Structured Assembler with MPLAB User Interface.
A4. QwikBug Monitor Program.
A5. QwikAddress and QwikPH Utilities.
A6. Verification of Math Subroutines.
A7. Use of C Programming for the PIC18F452.
A8. PIC18F452 Special Function Registers and Their Bits.
A9. Parts and Packages.
A10. Example of Course Organization and Lab Projects.