PIC Tutorial information on compilers, programming, device information, peripherals, protocols and techniques.
In the Devices section there is a tutorial on the 12F675 which is also
useful for the other PIC devices since the 12F675 has many of the same internal
peripherals as the other PICs.
In the Hardware section there is a short introduction to PIC microcontrollers which summarizes the main peripheral blocks so that you can get familiar with the PIC micro more easily.
It gives a useful overview of each block. You can also find notes on ICSP there.
The Software section has a short introduction to C programming and there is a useful guide to I2C in the Protocols section.
The Techniques section collects together circuit examples and links to projects that use a specific peripheral block.
Although this device is small (an 8 pin chip) it has lots of peripherals
(many more than the 16F84) which are used in different ways in this pic
tutorial. It starts off showing you simple projects progressing on to more
interesting ones which use each peripheral.
It should give you a solid start in using any PIC microcontroller as you can transfer the techniques learned here to any PIC device.
An introducrory circuit for the 16F84 with C program source.
Summarizes the main peripherals of the mid-range PIC micro and details of
devices used in site projects.
Describes what they are and how to use them.
Description of ICSP signals and typical circuit connections for programming a pic micro.
A very quick compilation tutorial just to show how to re-compile files found
on this site that use the mikroC compiler.
A PIC tutorial showing signals and use of the I2C protocol.
A short tutorial showing signals and use of the SPI protocol.
Shows how RS232 works at the physical bit level describing bit details and showing signals you can expect to see at the microcontroller pins.
Some simple rules to follow to ensure your RS232 system works.
Shows you what frequency counting is and how to use PIC micros to obtain a frequency measurement using Timer 1.
Here you can create an ultrasonic range finder and learn about it (general information on ultrasonic range finding is contained within the project page).
Also shows you how to use the PIC CCP module in capture mode.
A project that creates three interrupt driven software pulse width modulators for driving an RGB tri color LED. Its not a full implementation as each PWM has the same period but it works well.
Two projects; the above is for multiplexing an 8x8 dot matrix display and
this for multiplexing a seven segment
How to create a Pulse Width Modulation signal without an internal PWM peripheral. Two methods 1st - one timer, 2nd - two timers.
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The Arduino shiftOut() function can simply control many different serial interfaced chips. Find out how it works and how fast it operates.
A tutorial on using the ADS1115 precision 16 bit ADC for low power use.
Learn how to use the TP4056 properly. There's a right, and a wrong way, to use it to safely charge Lithium Ion batteries.
The MCP4922 chip is an SPI interfaced 12 bit DAC but how fast can it go? Find out here.
The MCP4725 chip is a 12 bit DAC with memory that outputs voltage that you can use for many dfferent purposes. Find out what they are in this page.
The MCP4728 chip is a four channel 12 bit DAC, with memory that outputs voltage that you can use for calibration, anywhere you want a fixed voltage.