Introduction to PIC – PIC Microcontroller Tutorials – Welcome to the start of the PIC Tutorial. Below is a diagram showing the pin-outs of the PIC 16F We will. This tutorial assumes you have a PIC16F84 device programmer for Step 2 above. .. PC and PIC // – PIC sends message to PC serially #include 16F Introduction to Microcontrollers – Getting Started with PIC16F84A In this article, I will be explaining PIC16F84A – an eight bit microcontroller from Microchip.

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Welcome tutogial the start of the PIC Tutorial. These pages will take you form the basic structure of the device, right through to programming methods and techniques.

Also, there will be suggestions on how to modify the code so that you can 16f8a4 the PIC to suit your applications within Cybot. We will not be including any internal architecture diagrams, as this may only lead to confusion.

If you want to look at the datasheet, then this can be downloaded from Microchips’ web site.

Microchip manufacture a series of microcontrollers called PIC. You can see the range of their microcontrollers here. There are many different flavours available, some 16ff84a low memory types, going right up through to ones that have Analogue – To- Digital converters and even PWM built in. We are going to concentrate on the 16F84 PIC.

Once you have learnt how to 16r84a one type of PIC, learning the rest is easy. We are going to show you the Assembly Language.

Introduction to PIC Microcontroller

Don’t be put off tutorisl this. There are only 35 instructions to learn, and it is the cheapest way to program the PICs, as you do not need any extra software other than the freebies.


Below is a diagram showing the pin-outs of the PIC 16F We will go through each pin, explaining what each is used for. RA is a bidirectional port. That is, it can be configured as an input or an output. The number following RA is the bit number 0 to 4.

So, we have one 5-bit directional port where each bit can be configured as Input tjtorial Output. RB is a second bidirectional port. It behaves in exactly the same way as RA, except there are 8 – bits involved. These are the power supply pins. The maximum supply voltage that you can use is 6V, and the minimum is 2V.

These pins is where we connect an external clock, so that the microcontroller has some kind of timing.

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This pin is used to erase the memory locations inside the PIC i. In normal use it is connected to the positive supply rail. This is an input pin which can be monitored.

If the pin goes high, we can cause the program to restart, stop or any other single function we tjtorial. We won’t be using this one much. This is another clock input, which operates an internal timer. It operates in isolation to the main clock. Again, we won’t be using this one much either. OK, so you haven’t been put off so far. Now, you want to know how to program the PIC, but apart from learning the assembly code instructions, how do you go about actually programming the information in?

Well, there are two ways tutorail the easy way, and the DIY way.


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If you want to go for a DIY method, then We thoroughly recommend this siteand click on ‘Supported Programmers’ for circuits. Software for programming the PIC can also be 16ff84a from this site, under Download. If you want to go down an easier route, then check out this site. Here you can either buy a kit of parts or a ready made unit. The next thing you will need is an assembler. This converts the program that you write into a format that the PIC understands.

It is windows based, and includes an editor, simulator, and assembler. We also tuotrial using Breadboard to make your circuits up, while you are playing with the PIC.

There are various sizes available, which come with their own costs. Check out tutorjal Maplin Electronics links on the home page for more details of prices etc. To start, let us take a look at the PIC. INT This is an input pin which can be monitored. T0CK1 This is another clock ttutorial, which operates an internal timer. Software for programming the PIC can also be downloaded from this site, under Download If you want to go down an easier route, then check out this site.

Either method will do, as they both tutprial in the same thing – program a PIC. Next, we will look at how to connect up a simple circuit for PIC development.

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