Synopses & Reviews
The Microchip PIC family of microcontrollers is the most popular series of microcontrollers in the world. However, no microcontroller is of any use without software to make it perform useful functions. This comprehensive reference focuses on designing with Microchip’s mid-range PIC line using MBASIC, a powerful but easy to learn programming language. It illustrates MBASIC’s abilities through a series of design examples, beginning with simple PIC-based projects and proceeding through more advanced designs. Unlike other references however, it also covers essential hardware and software design fundamentals of the PIC microcontroller series, including programming in assembly language when needed to supplement the capabilities of MBASIC. Details of hardware/software interfacing to the PIC are also provided.
BENEFIT TO THE READER: This book provides one of the most thorough introductions available to the world’s most popular microcontroller, with numerous hardware and software working design examples which engineers, students and hobbyists can directly apply to their design work and studies. Using MBASIC, it is possible to develop working programs for the PIC in a much shorter time frame than when using assembly language.
* Offers a complete introduction to programming the most popular microcontroller in the world, using the MBASIC compiler from a company that is committed to supporting the book both through purchases and promotion
* Provides numerous real-world design examples, all carefully tested
* CD contains the source code files and executables, and will include a demo version of the MBASIC compiler, allowing engineers to work out the design exercises in the book
his very useful book allows even someone new to PICs to be able to choose the proper device, program and design the circuit for simple to sophisticated designs. This is a great book for quickly learning about and using microcontrollers to do amazing tasks." IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Dec. 2005
If you've been waiting, as I have, for a rewrite of the MBasic manual, then you should buy this book. This is much more than just a manual (although it's very good as that), and I haven't seen any MBasic tutorials with this much depth anywhere.
- Brian, Basic Micro Forum
I got home late tonight. I wish I'd gotten home a lot sooner because THE book is here!! And it's a beaut, too. All I can say is...Some day I hope to know as much about PICs as Jack forgets every day.
- kenjj, Basic Micro Forum
“This very useful book allows even someone new to PICs to be able to choose the proper device, program and design the circuit for simple to sophisticated designs. This is a great book for quickly learning about and using microcontrollers to do amazing tasks.” – IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Dec. 2005
er device, program and design the circuit for simple to sophisticated designs. This is a great book for quickly learning about and using microcontrollers to do amazing tasks." IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Dec. 2005
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: What is a PICR?; CHAPTER 2: MBasic Compiler and Development Boards; CHAPTER 3: The Basics – Output; CHAPTER 4: The Basics - Digital Input; CHAPTER 5: LCD Modules; CHAPTER 6: Reading Complex Input Switches; CHAPTER 7: Seven-Segment LED Displays; CHAPTER 8: Introductory Stepper Motors; CHAPTER 9: RS-232 Serial Interface; CHAPTER 10: Interrupts and Timers in MBasic; CHAPTER 11: Analog-to-Digital Conversion; CHAPTER 12: Digital Temperature Sensors and Real-Time Clocks; CHAPTER 13: Assembler 101; CHAPTER 14: In-Line Assembler; CHAPTER 15: Interrupt Handlers and Timers in Assembler; CHAPTER 16: Digital-to-Analog Conversion; CHAPTER 17: DTMF Tone Decoding and Telephone Interface; CHAPTER 18: External Memory; CHAPTER 19: Advanced Stepper Motors; CHAPTER 20: X-10 Home Automation; CHAPTER 21: Digital Potentiometers and Controllable Filter; CHAPTER 22: Infrared Remote Controls; CHAPTER 23: AC Power Control; CHAPTER 24: DC Motor Control; CHAPTER 25: Bar Code Reader; CHAPTER 26: Sending Morse Code; CHAPTER 27: Morse Code Reader; CHAPTER 28: Weather Station and Data Logger; CHAPTER 29: Migrating from v5.2.1.x to 220.127.116.11 and the Undocumented MBasic; APPENDIX A: Parts List; APPENDIX B: Function Index