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.
PIC controllers come with wide range of memory and features. They also have various controllers to match with the system requirements. Microchip also provides support for the developers which makes it easier for the beginners. In this section, we will learn everything about PIC controllers. Let’s unlock the door of the knowledge.
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.