Paperback: 832 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (February 16, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.8 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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As an embedded programmer, I bought this book for the sample programs to show me different, and possibly better, ways of programming the PIC microcontrollers. I was not disappointed; the book contains dozens and dozens of sample programs, in Assembly and C, for almost all of the peripherals available for the PIC18 series. However, there was no information on programming for the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus.While this book appears to be aimed at beginners, I think you must be somewhat familiar with the PIC18 series in order separate out the many errors and mistakes from the wealth of truly useful information.
Beware, this book has some serious errors in at least the stepper motor schematics. The pin outs are not correct. Go to the book errata website and hopefully the author has posted corrected schematics. My concern here is that you will damage your pic et al if wired as indicated. These sort of errors ought never to have made it to print.
Warning! This book contains many inaccuracies. I've only finished the first two chapters but I already have serious concerns about using this book. As someone who has worked with PIC microcontrollers for over twelve years, I was taken aback by the fictitious history presented. About the only things that are accurate here are the dates.Terminology is sometimes inaccurate (the term file register references each eight bit RAM location within the data memory). I have never seen any Microchip document that refers to built-in EEPROM data memory as RAM.I'll reserve final judgment until I've finished reading (I'll submit and update), however I thought persons with less experience should be warned.
if it wasnt for this book i am not sure how i would have done in my class. This book has tons of information, and examples, as well documentation for the PIC18Very helpful just not the greatest read but for what it is, doubt it can be spiced up
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