Description : Do you want a low cost way to learn C programming for microcontrollers? This book shows you how to use Atmel's $19.99 AVR Butterfly board and the FREE WinAVR C compiler to make a very inexpensive system for using C to develop microcontroller projects. Students will find the thorough coverage of C explained in the context of microcontrollers to be an invaluable learning aide. Professionals, even those who already know C, will find many useful tested software and hardware examples that will speed their development work. Test drive the book by going to www.smileymicros.com and downloading the FREE 30 page pdf file: Quick Start Guide for using the WinAVR Compiler with ATMEL's AVR Butterfly which contains the first two chapters of the book and has all you need to get started with the AVR Butterfly and WinAVR. In addition to an in-depth coverage of C, the book has projects for: 7Port I/O reading switches and blinking LEDs 7UART communication with a PC 7Using interrupts, timers, and counters 7Pulse Width Modulation for LED brightness and motor speed control 7Creating a Real Time Clock 7Making music 7ADC: Analog to Digital Conversion 7DAC: Digital to Analog Conversion 7Voltage, light, and temperature measurement 7Making a slow Function Generator and Digital Oscilloscope 7LCD programming 7Writing a Finite State Machine The author (an Electrical Engineer, Official Atmel AVR Consultant, and award winning writer) makes the sometimes-tedious job of learning C easier by often breaking the in-depth technical exposition with humor and anecdotes detailing his personal experience and misadventures.
Description : The C language has been covered in many books but none as dedicated to the embedded microcontroller beginner as the Beginner's Guide to Embedded C Programming. Through his down to earth style of writing Chuck Hellebuyck delivers a step by step introduction to learning how to program microcontrollers with the C language. In addition he uses a powerful C compiler that the reader can download for free in a series of hands on projects with sample code so you can learn right along with him. For the hardware he found the best low cost but effective development starter kit that includes a PIC16F690 microcontroller and everything else the beginner needs to program and develop embedded designs, even beyond the book's projects. There isn't a better entry level guide to learning embedded C programming than the Beginner's Guide to Embedded C Programming.
Description : Enter the world of embedded programming and microcontroller applications! One of the only books available today that uses the increasingly popular and cost-effective Atmel AVR embedded controller as the platform and application for learning, Embedded C Programming and the Atmel AVR, 2E is the perfect choice for novices. Featuring a host of fully-functional example applications, this highly innovative book enables users to adopt a learn by doing approach as they develop the knowledge and skills needed to achieve proficiency. Following an introduction to Atmel AVR RISC processors, readers are launched immediately into an embedded C language tutorial. Here, they'll experiment with variables and constants, operators and expressions, control statements, pointers and arrays, memory types, preprocessor directives, real-time methods, and more! In addition to a comprehensive library functions reference, an entire chapter on the CodeVision AVR C Compiler provides clear, step-by-step instruction in IDE installation and operation, mixing Assembler with C, and using the Code Wizard Code Generator. Use of peripherals such as keypads, LCD displays, and other common embedded microcontroller-related devices is also explored fully in this all-inclusive, state-of-the-art programmer's how-to and reference manual. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Technology is constantly changing. New microcontrollers become available every year and old ones become redundant. The one thing that has stayed the same is the C programming language used to program these microcontrollers. If you would like to learn this standard language to program microcontrollers, then this book is for you! ARM microcontrollers are available from a large number of manufacturers. They are 32-bit microcontrollers and usually contain a decent amount of memory and a large number of on-chip peripherals. Although this book concentrates on ARM microcontrollers from Atmel, the C programming language applies equally to other manufacturers ARMs as well as other microcontrollers. The book features: Use only free or open source software; Learn how to download, set up and use free C programming tools; Start learning the C language to write simple PC programs before tackling embedded programming -- no need to buy an embedded system right away!; Start learning to program from the very first chapter with simple programs and slowly build from there; No programming experience is necessary!; Learn by doing -- type and run the example programs and exercises; Sample programs and exercises can be downloaded from the Internet; A fun way to learn the C programming language; Ideal for electronic hobbyists, students and engineers wanting to learn the C programming language in an embedded environment on ARM microcontrollers.
Description : Unlike traditional embedded systems references, this book skips routine things to focus on programming microcontrollers, specifically MCS-51 family in ‘C’ using Keil IDE. The book presents seventeen case studies plus many basic programs organized around on-chip resources. This "learn-through-doing" approach appeals to busy designers. Mastering basic modules and working hands-on with the projects gives readers the basic building blocks for most 8051 programs. Whether you are a student using MCS-51 microcontrollers for project work or an embedded systems programmer, this book will kick-start your practical understanding of the most popular microcontroller, bridging the gap between microcontroller hardware experts and C programmers.
Description : This book provides a hands-on introductory course on concepts of C programming using a PIC® microcontroller and CCS C compiler. Through a project-based approach, this book provides an easy to understand method of learning the correct and efficient practices to program a PIC® microcontroller in C language. Principles of C programming are introduced gradually, building on skill sets and knowledge. Early chapters emphasize the understanding of C language through experience and exercises, while the latter half of the book covers the PIC® microcontroller, its peripherals, and how to use those peripherals from within C in great detail. This book demonstrates the programming methodology and tools used by most professionals in embedded design, and will enable you to apply your knowledge and programming skills for any real-life application. Providing a step-by-step guide to the subject matter, this book will encourage you to alter, expand, and customize code for use in your own projects. A complete introduction to C programming using PIC microcontrollers, with a focus on real-world applications, programming methodology and tools Each chapter includes C code project examples, tables, graphs, charts, references, photographs, schematic diagrams, flow charts and compiler compatibility notes to channel your knowledge into real-world examples Online materials include presentation slides, extended tests, exercises, quizzes and answers, real-world case studies, videos and weblinks
Description : Go beyond the jigsaw approach of just using blocks of code you don’t understand and become a programmer who really understands how your code works. Starting with the fundamentals on C programming, this book walks you through where the C language fits with microcontrollers. Next, you'll see how to use the industrial IDE, create and simulate a project, and download your program to an actual PIC microcontroller. You'll then advance into the main process of a C program and explore in depth the most common commands applied to a PIC microcontroller and see how to use the range of control registers inside the PIC. With C Programming for the PIC Microcontroller as your guide, you’ll become a better programmer who can truly say they have written and understand the code they use. What You’ll Learn Use the freely available MPLAX software Build a project and write a program using inputs from switches Create a variable delay with the oscillator source Measure real-world signals using pressure, temperature, and speed inputs Incorporate LCD screens into your projects Apply what you’ve learned into a simple embedded program Who This Book Is For Hobbyists who want to move into the challenging world of embedded programming or students on an engineering course.
Description : This practical tutorial reviews the essentials of C programming for microcontrollers and examines in detail the issues faced when writing C code. Included is a CD-ROM for Windows containing all C code used in the book, compilers of popular microcontrollers, and a fully searchable electronic version of the book. 35 line drawings.
Description : Programming Embedded Systems: 8-Bit Microcontrollers shows the reader how to program them and how to design prototypes of embedded systems based on microcontrollers. Two microcontrollers from Microchip are used: a mid-range controller (PIC16F818) and an advanced controller (PIC18F4580). The first part treats assembler programming of mid-range controllers, but the main focus of this book is on C programming of advanced 8-bit controllers and the "embedded" aspects of C programming. All projects are designed as prototypes on a breadboard with inexpensive and widely available components. The software theory covers, for example, interrupt handling in C, multi-file projects and modularization of C programs (interface and implementation files, header file protection, generic functions, etc.). The hardware part covers all the integrated I/O units that a typical 8-bit controller has, such as timers, ADCs, capture/compare/pwm modules, analog comparators and reference voltage, and serial interfaces (RS-232 and SPI). A lot of external hardware, like alpha numeric displays, graphical displays, keyboards, RS-232-to-USB conversion, RFID, DACs, sensors, stepper motors, servo motors, thumbwheels, ultra sound rangers, IR remote controllers, radio links and GPS chips are also introduced. This book uses Microchip's MPLAB(r) X IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and the XC8 C compiler. Both can be downloaded free of charge from Microchip's home page.
Description : • A Microchip insider tells all on the newest, most powerful PICs ever! • FREE CD-ROM includes source code in C, the Microchip C30 compiler, and MPLAB SIM software • Includes handy checklists to help readers perform the most common programming and debugging tasks The new 16-bit PIC24 chip provides embedded programmers with more speed, more memory, and more peripherals than ever before, creating the potential for more powerful cutting-edge PIC designs. This book teaches readers everything they need to know about these chips: how to program them, how to test them, and how to debug them, in order to take full advantage of the capabilities of the new PIC24 microcontroller architecture. Author Lucio Di Jasio, a PIC expert at Microchip, offers unique insight into this revolutionary technology, guiding the reader step-by-step from 16-bit architecture basics, through even the most sophisticated programming scenarios. This book’s common-sense, practical, hands-on approach begins simply and builds up to more challenging exercises, using proven C programming techniques. Experienced PIC users and newcomers to the field alike will benefit from the text’s many thorough examples, which demonstrate how to nimbly side-step common obstacles, solve real-world design problems efficiently, and optimize code for all the new PIC24 features. You will learn about: • basic timing and I/O operations, • multitasking using the PIC24 interrupts, • all the new hardware peripherals • how to control LCD displays, • generating audio and video signals, • accessing mass-storage media, • how to share files on a mass-storage device with a PC, • experimenting with the Explorer 16 demo board, debugging methods with MPLAB-SIM and ICD2 tools, and more! ·A Microchip insider tells all on the newest, most powerful PICs ever! ·Condenses typical introductory "fluff" focusing instead on examples and exercises that show how to solve common, real-world design problems quickly ·Includes handy checklists to help readers perform the most common programming and debugging tasks ·FREE CD-ROM includes source code in C, the Microchip C30 compiler, and MPLAB SIM software, so that readers gain practical, hands-on programming experience ·Check out the author's Web site at http://www.flyingpic24.com for FREE downloads, FAQs, and updates