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Using the PICmicro(R) family of microchips as examples, electronics writer Predko explains microcontrollers, programming languages, and programming. The author does assume his readers have some prior education or experience, and his technical text may require some additional reading. The CD-ROM includes source code, two sample operating systems, and HTML interfaces. Library Journal 20021101
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.
This book is of no use to any beginner. the cd did not even come with the book nor did the pcb. after writeing to the company many many times it was a dead end. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2006 by F. olds
This text was written for someone who already understands the nuances of programming. The CD does not load nor is it easy to use as the links are not functional on the introductory... Read morePublished on March 8 2006 by ,,
I cease to be amazed by the number of technical books of late that make such prodigious use of the first person ("I did this and I did that"). Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by Craig Thomas
I have found this book to be the most thorough compilation of PIC micro information that is available. Again and again, I have looked at other books, then returned to Predko. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2004 by Christopher
I think this is a right book for anyone who wants to jump into microcontrollers. The large amount of information provided in the book is a must for such topics as studying... Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003
I believe that Myke does have a very clear understaning of the PicMcu however, the book is rather confusing and hard to understand. Read morePublished on April 21 2003
This is a really good book. It is quite long, almost 1200 pages, with several hundred more pages of material on the enclosed CD. Read morePublished on March 5 2003
This book is crammed with information on "everything"
but it's disjoint. It needs a serious edit and I would not
recommend it. Read more
Being a software developer by trade and having built many projects as an electronics hobbyist, I decided to learn something I hadn't ventured into before - PICs. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2003