© 2001

The Quintessential PIC Microcontroller


Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. The Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sid Katzen
      Pages 3-15
    3. Sid Katzen
      Pages 17-40
    4. Sid Katzen
      Pages 41-73
  3. The Software

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Sid Katzen
      Pages 77-104
    3. Sid Katzen
      Pages 105-134
    4. Sid Katzen
      Pages 135-167
    5. Sid Katzen
      Pages 169-194
    6. Sid Katzen
      Pages 195-226
    7. Sid Katzen
      Pages 227-246
  4. The Outside World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Sid Katzen
      Pages 249-265
    3. Sid Katzen
      Pages 267-300
    4. Sid Katzen
      Pages 301-356
    5. Sid Katzen
      Pages 357-384
    6. Sid Katzen
      Pages 385-423
    7. Sid Katzen
      Pages 425-447
    8. Sid Katzen
      Pages 449-467

About this book


The Quintessential PIC® Microcontroller deals with the central `intelligence’ of most smart embedded digital systems and aims to give the reader the confidence to design, construct and program a real working system using the industrial standard and popular Microchip PIC family of devices as the exemplar.

Aimed specifically at a readership with no prior knowledge of software, electronics or logic design, this book is suitable for both industrial engineers and hobbyists. Students of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, taking relevant courses or engaged in project work at either an under- or postgraduate level, will find it an ideal textbook.

The second edition has been extensively rewritten to both rationalize and clarify the introductory chapters and to update and extend the core material. Whilst the thrust remains with the Mid-range devices, an additional chapter has also been added on the Extended-range family.

Key features include:

• The use of current real-world hardware and software products to illustrate the material

• Numerous fully worked examples as well as self-assessment questions

• An associated web site providing solutions, further examples, listings and useful resources at

• Clear and concise presentation of key points and underlying concepts


Digital systems Microcontrollers Microprocessors PICs circuit communication communication system digital system electronics embedded control logic material microcontroller

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbey, County AntrimUK

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