By Tim Wilmshurst
I feel this can be a fabulous ebook ,for someone attempting to wake up to hurry with Pic's.
It makes programming with Assembler and C an plausible aim for many people.
I labored my approach via this e-book from begin to end and loved each page.
I equipped the the ping-pong and Derbot which helped me achieve a greater knowing of the code and the chips.
I stumbled on the advent to MPLAB IDE to be of serious worth to me as debugging does not quite switch during the diversity of Pic,s.
The booklet takes you from a small Pic 16f84a the entire manner as much as 18xxxx Pic,s.By the time you're performed with those there,s a pleasant assessment of whats next.
I am now on De Jasio's Pic32 book,and It was once now not one of these big jump to get going with those snap shots as i'm now beautiful conversant in MPLAB and the elemental Pic mindset.
in my view it's a strong newcomers direction, and then you could entire your venture or begin the following point with self belief.
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Six chapters later the focus of study will change to the 16F873A, a larger member of the same family. Note carefully that the ’F84A is an almost direct subset of the ’F873A. Therefore, don’t worry if you are more interested in the latter device. Everything you learn about the smaller microcontroller is directly applicable to the larger, and forms part of it. Indeed, just about everything we meet in the following chapters applies to all of the mid-range family of microcontrollers, and to all microcontrollers in general.
Derived from that address is its select line, which goes high when that location is addressed. ‘Port Select’ selects the Data SFR and ‘Direction Select’ selects the Direction SFR. By writing to the Direction SFR the user can determine which bits are to be input and which are to be output. By writing to the Data SFR he/she can set the value of all Data flip-flops, whether that pin is actually set as an output or not. This value is transferred to the I/O pin through the buffer for those pins which are enabled as outputs.
A number of important new additions have appeared. The inclusion of an EEPROM memory gives the valuable capability of being able to store data values even when the chip is powered down. There are now two digital input/output ports. These are Port A, with five pins, and Port B, with eight. Importantly, there is the addition of an interrupt capability (which we explore in detail in Chapter 6). This can be seen externally on pin 6, where bit 0 of Port B is shared with the external interrupt input.