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For complete, practical insight into the chip that is quickly becoming the microcontroller of choice throughout the world. The use of Microchip's PIC family of microcontrollers is growing rapidly worldwide. This tutorial/disk package is unique in providing you with a complete understanding of the PIC chip and all the information needed to design and debut tailor-made applications using the PIC family of devices. Programming and Customizing the PIC Microcontroller details the features of the PIC microcontroller and how different devices are accessed and controlled. It shows what happens within the PIC when an instruction is executed and how PICs can be interfaced with external devices. The heart of the book includes: 12 complete projects which illustrate the PIC's capabilities; over 30 experiments to reinforce your grasp of how the PIC works; a discussion of how the devices are electronically programmed; an explanation of the tools used for developing code for PIC applications; suggestions for debugging and easier code development. A diskette augments the book by offering all the Microchip software tools needed to program the PIC, sample application programs, and reusable code. Extensive appendixes include additional resources that can help you in developing and debugging PIC applications as well as tips on how to avoid typical application problems. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Myke Predko is an advisory engineer working on Intel server products test for Celestica in Toronto, Canada. He has worked as a test engineer, product engineer, manufacturing manager and new products introduction engineer as well as having been awarded four patents in the fields of processor design and product test.
Mr. Predko is author of nine technical books including Programming and Customizing the PICmicro(R) Microcontroller, 2/e and PICmicro(R) Microcontroller Pocket Reference, two comprehensive guides to the device covered by this book along with Programming and Customizing the 8081 Microcontroller; The Handbook of Microcontrollers; PC Ph.D.; and PC Interfacing Pocket Reference.
His interests include robotics and he was one of the designers for the TAB Electronics Build Your Own Robot Kit. Mr. Predko currently lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and two Siberian huskies.
I saw no chapters on other programming languages like picc or picbasic. This is unfortunate seeing as the author seems to explain things very well. Read morePublished on June 12 2001 by Laura Cummings
The first six chapters are on/in the Microchip website/data book. Chapters seven through nine are decated to software and hardward design. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2000 by Daniel Derrow
This is definately not a book for beginners. There is a lack of order and some things are repeated a couple times. Read morePublished on Dec 13 1999
This is the most poorly written book I've read in years. Spending a few minutes at the Microchip web site will provide better information (and the editing will be a few hundred... Read morePublished on Nov. 28 1999
This book will setup the beginner with a HOW-TO for developing the hardware necessary to program the PIC. It delves very little into the HOW-TO of the actual software. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 1999
This wonderful book allows students of all levels of electronics to gain a good understanding of the PIC architecture and programming . Read morePublished on July 22 1999
The author may know the subject, however by reading the book one does not get that feeling. The book has numerous errors. Read morePublished on July 13 1999 by email@example.com
After reading the mixed reviews, I bought this book anyway. Even the more negative reviews had not prepared me for the vague writing style and, much worse, the very real lack of... Read morePublished on July 12 1999
I was VERY disapointed by this book on my first few readings. There is NO clear layout, introduction, or progress of concepts as the book goes along. Read morePublished on June 21 1999