A Guide To PIC Microcontroller Documentation/Section 2 - Processor-family based guide to documentation

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Detailed analysis of controller family documentation[edit | edit source]

In this section we will be taking an in depth look at the main documentation for one controller out of each PIC microcontroller family. In each case the key documents will be listed and then the datasheet will be analysed chapter by chapter to highlight the information that is provided, and how related information can be found in the cases where the documentation is rather sparse.

In each case we will select a device that is the largest in its class in terms of performance, memory and number of peripherals. All other devices in that family will contain a sub-section of the information contained in the analysed device. There is a lot of similarity between families, and therefore there will be lots of repetition between chapters here, but since each engineer only focusses on one family or device at one time this method of documenting the datasheets here should prove to be most beneficial to the reader.

Base-line device documentation[edit | edit source]

Mid-range device documentation[edit | edit source]

Enhanced mid-range documentation[edit | edit source]

High-end device documentation[edit | edit source]

16-bit MCU device documentation[edit | edit source]

16-bit DSC device documentation[edit | edit source]

32-bit device documentation[edit | edit source]

Further reading[edit | edit source]