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Designing Embedded Systems with PIC Microcontrollers, 2nd Edition by Tim Wilmshurst

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Introduction to the second edition
It was not so long after the first edition that the need for a second edition began to be felt. Embedded technology was moving fast, and Microchip had come up with a whole set of new 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers, just as the first edition was being finalised. Big developments were meanwhile taking place in the 8-bit field, for example with the increasing application of nanoWatt technology and more advanced peripherals.
This edition has the same starting point as the first edition, but aims to include some recent developments. The awkward question arises: what microcontrollers do we use as examples – the newest or the easiest to grasp? I took the choice to stick with the old favourite, the 16F84A, as the ...

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