These microcontrollers are versatile, simple, and low cost making them perfect for many different applications. The 8-bit PIC is widely used in consumer electronic goods, office automation, and personal projects. Author, Dogan Ibrahim, author of several PIC books has now written a book using the PIC18 family of microcontrollers to create projects with SD cards. This book is ideal for those practicing engineers, advanced students, and PIC enthusiasts that want to incorporate SD Cards into their devices. SD cards are cheap, fast, and small, used in many MP3 players, digital and video cameras, and perfect for microcontroller applications. Complete with Microchip's C18 student compiler and using the C language this book brings the reader up to speed on the PIC 18 and SD cards, knowledge which can then be harnessed for hands-on work with the eighteen projects included within. Two great technologies are brought together in this one practical, real-world, hands-on cookbook perfect for a wide range of PIC fans.*Eighteen fully worked SD projects in the C programming language*Details memory cards usage with the PIC18 family*Companion Web site with project code listings to run on Microchip's C18 student compiler
This book is OK and I would still recommend it if you wanted to get more out of your sd card. But there is lots about programming other parts of an embedded system also - UART for example. What was also a bit dissapointing was all projects used the MPLAB compiler from microchip. In his previous book he has used the compiler from MiKroelektronika (MiKroC for PIC). which I have purchased and consequently I got alot more out of reading his other books.
Purchased this and author's earlier book together. Both had interesting content in part, but there is a tremendous lot or repeats and word-for-word duplication.Good coverage of SPI interface and interesting projects. Most of the first few chapters is way too elementary for anyone who is going to be programming this type of projects.Figure 7-3 is an obvious error, as it is a duplicate of 7-2 instead of what it is supposed to be.