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PIC Projects and Applications using C

Book Description

PIC Projects and Applications Using C details how to program the PIC microcontroller in the C language. The book takes a learn-by-doing approach, with applications covering topics such as inputs, outputs, keypads, alphanumeric displays, analogue-to-digital conversion, radio transmitters and receivers, data EEPROM, interrupts and timing. To aid debugging, the book provides a section detailing the use of the simulator and in-circuit debugger.

With this book you will learn:

  • How to program the PIC microcontroller in C
  • Techniques for using the simulator and debuggers to find faults on your code
  • The ins and outs of interfacing circuits, such as radio modules and liquid crystal displays
  • How to use the PIC on-board functions, such as interrupts and timing modules, and make analogue measurements

  • Relevant parts of the language are introduced and explained when required for those new to the subject
  • Core principles are introduced gradually for self-paced learning
  • Explains how and why a software program works, and how to alter and expand the code

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1. Introduction to the Microcontroller and C
  7. Chapter 2. First C Program
    1. MPLAB and MPLABX Installation
    2. A Brief Introduction to C for the Microcontroller
    3. Writing the Code Using MPLAB IDE
    4. Types of Errors
    5. Programming the Microcontroller
    6. Writing the Code Using MPLABX
    7. Creating a New Project
  8. Chapter 3. Using Eight Outputs
    1. Explanation of the Code
    2. Looping in a Program
    3. The Disco Code
    4. The Header Program
  9. Chapter 4. Inputs
    1. IF Statement
    2. If–Else
    3. Using Several Inputs
  10. Chapter 5. Keypad Scanning
    1. Four Digit Code
    2. Putting the Scan Routine in a Header File, dwsScan.h
  11. Chapter 6. Analogue to Digital Conversion
    1. Configuring the A/D Device
    2. ADCON0 A–D Control Register 0
    3. ADCON1 A–D Control Register 1
    4. ADCON2 A–D Control Register 2
    5. ADRESH and ADRESL: A/D Result Registers High and Low Byte
    6. The Thermistor
    7. Making an A/D Reading with the Thermistor
    8. The LM335 Temperature Sensing IC
    9. Operation of the LM335
    10. A/D Application
    11. Question
    12. Using Several A–D Inputs
    13. Solar Panel Heating System
    14. Microcontrollers with More A/D Inputs
    15. The PIC18(L)F43K22 28A/D Inputs
  12. Chapter 7. Alpha Numeric Display
    1. Configuring the Display
    2. Program LCD.C
    3. Using Header: dwsLCD.h
    4. Program LCDh.C
    5. Character Display Address
    6. Displaying Measurements
    7. Displaying Room Temperature
    8. RoomTemperature.C
  13. Chapter 8. Porting Code to Other Microcontrollers
    1. The Header Code
  14. Chapter 9. Timer/Counter Modules
    1. TMR0 Prescaler
    2. Timing an Event
    3. An Accurate 1s Time Period
    4. An Accurate 1min Delay
    5. 24h Clock
    6. 30min Delays and Longer
  15. Chapter 10. Interrupts
    1. Explanation of the Program RBinterrupt.C
    2. TMR0 Overflowing Interrupt
  16. Chapter 11. Fault Finding, Using the Simulator, and the In-Circuit Debugger
    1. The Simulator Using MPLAB
    2. Setting Breakpoints
    3. Stopwatch
    4. Further Information
  17. Chapter 12. Radio Transmitters and Receivers
    1. The Transmitter
    2. The Receiver
    3. Examples
  18. Chapter 13. EEPROM Data Memory
  19. Chapter 14. Projects
    1. Project 1: Countdown Timer
    2. Project 2: Chess Clock
    3. Project 3: Resistance Meter
    4. Project 4: Capacitance Meter
    5. Project 5: Voltmeter
  20. Chapter 15. C Extra
    1. Data Types
    2. Conditional Operators
  21. Appendix A. Data Sheets
    1. PIC18F1220/1320
    2. PIC18F2220/2320/4220/4320
    3. PIC18F2420/2520/4420/4520
    4. Electrical Characteristics of the PIC18F1220/1320
  22. Appendix B. Useful Contacts
  23. Index