Section 4 Smarter Systems and the PIC 18F2420
This section moves to more sophisticated processing power and matching programming techniques. The PIC 18 Series family is introduced and used as the underlying hardware. The section is, however, mainly concerned with software. The C programming language is introduced and applied. The issues of multitasking and real time, essential in the embedded world, are introduced, and the Salvo real-time operating system is adopted and applied.