PIC 16f648a programming by C

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Kurdo, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Kurdo

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 21, 2012
    Hello everyone :)

    I am new in the field of embedded systems which essentially needs knowledge about PIC and how to program it.

    My first assignment is to let a two LEDs works, I have knowledge about C programming, moreover I downloaded the MPLAB and PRESTO so everything is ready.

    BUT my problem that I don't know from where I have to start and what is the syntax of C language in case of programming PIC.

    Please, can anyone help me with this very beginner assignment? I need to know how to write my code

    A lot of thanks
  2. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    There should be an demo led program somewhere.
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  3. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    The different brands C compilers. Have all somewhat different syntax. Which are you using
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  4. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    Microchip has some excellent beginners tutorials for their parts at this link. The tutorial will walk you thru all the steps to create a project, write and compile the code, then load it into the PIC. Follow the link and go grab both of these:

    PICkit 3 Debug Express Lesson Files

    PICkit 3 Debug Express Lessons User's Guide

    And while you're at it you should order the hardware kit too. You get a board with buttons and LEDs and a pot to experiment with, and a programmer/debugger that works with all their devices, all for $70

    You *will* need a programmer/debugger and this one is a very good choice. (If you come back and tell us you got some programmer clone kit off EBay I ain't gonna talk to you no more ;)).
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  5. Kurdo

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 21, 2012
    Thank you very much for reply. I am using either CCS C compiler or HI-TECH PICC, both of them installed with MPLAB
  6. Kurdo

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 21, 2012
    THank you very much , I have at the moment PRESTO in the Lab I guess that I have to connected to PIC then program it. but I need to write the code which lets the LED once ON then OFF :)
  7. takao21203

    Distinguished Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    I suggest reading the datasheet for this PIC, or 16f54 it's less to read.

    The I/O is kind of memory mapped, they are 8 bit only (for registers), but variable declarations/branching/condition testing are not much different from standard C.

    There is a specific .h file for each PIC which you also should examine.

    The new MPLAB X will create a framework already when you start a new project, providing the main function + include. Easier than MPLAB 8 etc.