“Serial Communications” is a comprehensive book which details various methods for implementing serial communications between a Microchip PIC microcontroller and an external device. Asynchronous serial communications is covered both by using an on-chip USART and by bit-bang methods. The RS-232 standard is explained. A discussion of synchronous serial communications includes the I2C (Philips Semiconductors), SPI (Motorola) and Microwire (National Semiconductor) protocols.
The Dallas Semiconductor 1-Wire bus is described. Many code examples are included as modules which will provide the basis for the readers own PIC microcontroller applications. By Roger Stevens (8-1/2 x 11″, 520 pages).
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