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It is essential for the beginners to have in depth understanding of hardware requirements of any micro-controller. In this tutorial, we will understand necessary hardware required to deal with PIC controllers. It includes power supply unit, crystal oscillator, connections of PICKIT etc. We will also cover up basics of PICKIT3.
Invention of 8051 micro-controller had proved to be a revolutionary step in the history of embedded system. Being inspired from 8051, various IC manufacturers initiated the development of other architecture with more features and easy interface on chip. New age micro-controllers aims to have varieties of features such as ADC, DAC, RTC, Comparators, Timers and latest communication protocols like UART, I2C, SPI, USB, Ethernet etc. on chip which helps the developers to design system which is compact and power efficient. AVR from Atmel, PIC from Microchip, ARM family, Cortex Series etc. are the major families leading the race.
In this tutorial, we will learn about history along with various families of PIC Controllers.
Serial communication is the widely used protocol in embedded systems. Various devices such as GSM, RFID, ZigBee, Bluetooth etc can be interfaced using serial communication. All micro-controller has inbuilt serial communication port. ARM7 has two serial communication ports known as UART0 and UART1. In this tutorial, we will explain how to configure UART0 of LPC2148.
LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display which is used to display numbers, strings and special characters as per the application. It is one of the widely used modules in embedded system. In this tutorial, we will learn the basic of LCD and its interfacing with 8051.