• July 2006 — Developing with a PIC
• August 2006 — Multiplexed LED
Displays and Relay
• September 2006 — Real-Time Clock
• October 2006 — USB PIC
• November 2006 — PIC Hardware
• December 2006 — Christmas Music
Most of the articles in this book use
book I recently
to Embedded C
has been out a
now and the
feedback has been great. The book
has eight projects that use the PICkit
2 Starter Kit. The book (see Figure 8)
covers the basics of embedded C
programming from the beginner’s
perspective, the same way I try to
cover the BASIC language in Nuts &
Volts. Some of the topics covered are:
■ FIGURE 8. My
to Embedded C
• C language structure
• C language statements
• Linking multiple C files
• How to control outputs
• How to read inputs
• How to read an analog voltage with
an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
• MPLAB® Integrated Development
Environment setup and operation
• PIC16F690 microcontroller register
and configuration setup
This book retails for $39.95.
You can also find it at my website
www.elproducts.com and the
Nuts & Volts online bookstore.
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of your own, but hopefully I gave you
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“electronics hobbyist that’s hard to buy
for.” Be sure and watch the Microchip
website as it gets closer to the end of
the year. In the past, Microchip has had
a holiday development tool sale (usually
in December) that allows you to buy
some of this stuff at a discount. I don’t
know what percentage the discount
will be or the exact date, but I have
been told it will happen again this year.
This may make it an even better holiday
season for the Nuts & Volts reader!
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suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m going to take you a little deeper
into the PIC MCU peripherals in my
2009 columns. Thanks for another
great year, and for supporting my
column. I look forward to continuing
it in the new year. NV
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