Getting started with PIC Microcontroller: Introduction to PIC and MPLABX

Introduction to PIC Microcontroller and MPLABX IDE In 1980, Intel developed the first Microcontroller (8051) with Harvard Architecture 8051 and since then Microcontrollers brought a revolution in Electronics and embedded industry. And with the technological advancement over the time, now we have many more efficient and low power microcontrollers like AVR, PIC, ARM. These Microcontrollers are more capable an ...

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Writing Your First Program with PIC Microcontroller and Setting up Configuration Bits

This is the second tutorial of our PIC Tutorial Series. In our previous tutorial Getting started with PIC Microcontroller: Introduction to PIC and MPLABX, we learnt the basic stuff about our PIC microcontroller, we also installed the required software and purchased a new PicKit 3 programmer which we will be soon using. Now we are ready to get started with our First LED blinking Program using the PIC16F877A. ...

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PICKit3 Programming With MPLABX

The PICKit3 is microchip's newest official PIC programmer and while people argue about how good it is, this programmer has never done me wrong. I upgraded away from the old ICD2 clone programmer that I had used for years when I saw that microchip sells their PICKit3 for under $50 and so now I'll pass on my experience of how to use it, to you guys! In this article I will explain the process of building up th ...

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