Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers

Book description

Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers: Principles and Applications is a hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of embedded system design using the PIC microcontroller. Packed with helpful examples and illustrations, the book provides an in-depth treatment of microcontroller design as well as programming in both assembly language and C, along with advanced topics such as techniques of connectivity and networking and real-time operating systems. In this one book students get all they need to know to be highly proficient at embedded systems design.

This text combines embedded systems principles with applications, using the16F84A, 16F873A and the 18F242 PIC microcontrollers. Students learn how to apply the principles using a multitude of sample designs and design ideas, including a robot in the form of an autonomous guide vehicle. Coverage between software and hardware is fully balanced, with full presentation given to microcontroller design and software programming, using both assembler and C. The book is accompanied by a companion website containing copies of all programs and software tools used in the text and a ‘student’ version of the C compiler.

This textbook will be ideal for introductory courses and lab-based courses on embedded systems, microprocessors using the PIC microcontroller, as well as more advanced courses which use the 18F series and teach C programming in an embedded environment. Engineers in industry and informed hobbyists will also find this book a valuable resource when designing and implementing both simple and sophisticated embedded systems using the PIC microcontroller.

*Gain the knowledge and skills required for developing today's embedded systems, through use of the PIC microcontroller.

*Explore in detail the 16F84A, 16F873A and 18F242 microcontrollers as examples of the wider PIC family.

*Learn how to program in Assembler and C.

*Work through sample designs and design ideas, including a robot in the form of an autonomous guided vehicle.

*Accompanied by a CD-ROM containing copies of all programs and software tools used in the text and a ‘student' version of the C complier.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Introduction to the first edition
  6. Introduction to the second edition
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Section 1: Getting Started with Embedded Systems
    1. Chapter 1: Tiny computers, hidden control
  9. Section 2: Minimum Systems and the PIC 16F84A
    1. Chapter 2: Introducing the PIC mid-range family and the 16F84A
    2. Chapter 3: Parallel ports, power supply and the clock oscillator
    3. Chapter 4: Starting to program – an introduction to Assembler
    4. Chapter 5: Building Assembler programs
    5. Chapter 6: Working with time: interrupts, counters and timers
  10. Section 3: Larger Systems and the PIC 16F873A
    1. Chapter 7: Larger Systems and the PIC 16F873A
    2. Chapter 8: The human and physical interfaces
    3. Chapter 9: Taking timing further
    4. Chapter 10: Starting with serial
    5. Chapter 11: Data acquisition and manipulation
    6. Chapter 12: Some PIC microcontroller advances
  11. Section 4: Smarter Systems and the PIC 18F2420
    1. Chapter 13: Smarter systems and the PIC 18F2420
    2. Chapter 14: Introducing C
    3. Chapter 15: C and the embedded environment
    4. Chapter 16: Acquiring and using data with C
    5. Chapter 17: More C and the wider C environment
    6. Chapter 18: Multi-tasking and the real-time operating system
    7. Chapter 19: The Salvo real-time operating system
  12. Section 5: Where Can We Go from Here? Distributed Systems, Bigger Systems
    1. Chapter 20: Connectivity and networks
    2. Chapter 21: Moving beyond 8-bit: a survey of larger PIC microcontrollers
  13. Appendix 1: The PIC 16 Series instruction set
  14. Appendix 2: The electronic ping-pong program
  15. Appendix 3: The Derbot AGV – hardware design details
  16. Appendix 4: Some basics of Autonomous Guided Vehicles
  17. Appendix 5: The PIC 18 Series instruction set
  18. Appendix 6: Essentials of C
  19. Index

Product information

  • Title: Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers
  • Author(s): Tim Wilmshurst
  • Release date: October 2006
  • Publisher(s): Newnes
  • ISBN: 9780080468143