'New PIC user needs help'
Hanson, Paul E.
I have just got the Microchip PICSTART development system. I am developing a
system where I hope to use 3 PIC16C74's to control a signal processing
circuit. I will be reading in voltages into the A/D and using the result to
compare against a lookup table, then output to a D/A to set up another
I have never used the PIC's before. The Microchip manuals ( PIC16/
17 Microcontroller Databook & Embedded Control Handbook) both have lots of
programming info, but very little circuit hardware applications / examples.
Is there any good books / web sites that would help in this respect? Are
there any inexpensive demo / prototype boards available?
Any help would be appreciated.
P.s. This looks like a great list/group!
|In <ms-smtp-gw.aero.org>, on 01/15/97 at 09:26 AM, 32DD15E0
"Hanson, Paul E." <COURIER6.AERO.ORG> said: Hanson
>I have never used the PIC's before. The Microchip manuals ( PIC16/ 17
>Microcontroller Databook & Embedded Control Handbook) both have lots of
>programming info, but very little circuit hardware applications /
>examples. Is there any good books / web sites that would help in this
>respect? Are there any inexpensive demo / prototype boards available?
I guess it's time someone posted the URL for "Easy PIC'n" - so here goes;
This seems to be the only available book at the moment that everyone
agrees is a valuable beginning text. It makes use of the Microchip
mnemonics and covers some of the hardware details of getting started with
The author is preparing some follow up books that should be available
later this year. One is an extension of the first book. The other deals
with serial interfacing.
"Easy PIC'n" is a good beginning text for those that can't jump right in
to the Microchip Databook and ECHB and start building projects. I think
the only source for information at the level between "Easy PIC'n" and the
Microchip texts is right here on this list. (**insert advert for PIC
David Benson's Square 1 book can be ordered directly from their web site.
Other sources are DonTronics in Australia, microEngineering Labs, Wirz
Electronics, or ITU Technologies - these last three in the US.
I don't know where the European folks easily can get a copy of "Easy
PIC'n." Maybe they have as much trouble as I did trying to find a source
for the Nigel Gardiner book in Indonesia. (I never did.)
microEngineering Labs make some nice proto boards for all sizes of DIP
style PICs. Parallax also has some prototype PIC boards, but I have no
experience with these. Another possibility is to look into the slick, new
Silicon Studio SIMM Stick. The DonTronics web page has the best
information available at the moment, complete with PDF-formatted details.
Don is the Australian dealer. Wirz Electronics is the source for the US.
There's a SIMM Stick mail list which I can recommend if you decide to go
the SIMM Stick route.
Hope this helps.
//Mark Timpany broadcast.netmtimpany
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