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12F675 : Setting OSCCAL in C 12F675 :Recovering lost calibration
Noise rejection decoupling Use the voltage reference module 
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PIC timer calculations.

Frequency counter techniques: Direct and Reciprocal counting methods.

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Microcontroller Debugging methods (also general debugging methods).

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Decoupling using capacators and why you need to do so.

Hardware interrupts - a short introduction.

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