Starting with PIC16

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by RishabhG, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. RishabhG

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    hi everyone, i have recently started learning programming the PIC microcontroller...i am new to this field. I am not able to work in an organized manner. I am following Mazidi's book which is on PIC18. The problem is i am using the PIC16F877A with HITECH C compiler and the book is based on PIC18 and C18 compiler...what do i do? how do i learn PIC16 programming in C?

    people having experience in PIC programming please help me out...
  2. hexreader

    Senior Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    Why not learn PIC18 if that is what your book explains?

    PIC18 is easier to use than PIC16

    Just buy the same chips that your books describe, and use the free version of C18.
  3. CVMichael

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 3, 2007
    Get a PIC18 ? the equivalent to PIC16F877A is PIC18F4550. Cheaper than buying a new book that is for PIC16.

    But there is not much diferent between PIC16 and PIC18

    What problems do you have?
  4. panic mode

    Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2011
    cheaper than buying is asking for a free sample. and if approved they also deliver it, you don't pay shipping.
  5. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    And the C18 compiler is a free download. A programmer/debugger tool was not mentioned, so a PICkit is a good addition.

    Just not gonna get that as free sample.
  6. kingArgon


    Mar 20, 2011
    Hi, im making tutorials based this specific PIC microcontroller.

    How to program a Pic Microcontroller the easy way part 1:

    They are more of a getting started guide for people familiar with programming and electronics but a novice should be able to follow along.

    Please subscribe to my channel and let me know what you think!

    happy hacking!