Unfortunately, because of trademark issues, it became mandatory that we phase out the use of "PIC'n"
in the titles our books. This was done in 2002. Since the titles were changing, we used it as an opportunity
to add some new material and to move some topics from one book to another to improve the flow
from one topic to the next. [1] Easy PIC'n is now Easy Microcontrol'n.
    Easy Microcontrol'n 4.0 is what Easy PIC'n 4.0 would have been without the title change.
[2] PIC'n Up The Pace is now Microcontrol'n Apps. New topics include:
  • Using comparators.
  • Mov'n up or down from the PIC16F84 to other devices. This topic is
       described in detail and includes a chapter devoted
        to the PIC12F675 8-pin device. Material transferred from PIC'n Techniques to this book includes:
  • Material on talking to a PIC ® microcontroller with a PC running    a terminal program which has been updated for presentation here.
  • Simple digital voltmeter experiment.
  • Simple data logger experiment
  •  Information on 8-pin devices. We have folded all of the subject matter from Easy Debug'n into this book:
  • PIC16F87x devices.
  • 10-bit A/D conversion.
  • Using the Microchip in-circuit debugger (ICD). [3] PIC'n Techniques - the timing and counting portion (two thirds of the book)is now Time'n and Count'n. The material in Time'n and Count'n has not been changed significantly. Its focus is 16-bit timing and counting applications using Timer 1, Timer 2 and the CCP module. Customers who have PIC'n Techniques should not buy Time'n and Count'n. The remaining topics from PIC'n Techniques now appear in Microcontrol'n Apps to eliminate redundancy, to improve the flow from one topic to the next and to put closely related topics together. [4] Serial PIC'n is now Serial Communications.
      Serial Communications version 3.0 is what Serial PIC'n version 3.0 would have been without the title change.
    Information on I2C hardware slave has been added. This is a feature of the MSSP module introduced recently by Microchip in their newer devices. Chapter 8 combines the original Chapter 8 material on I2C, I2C hardware master (Appendix C in Serial PIC'n version 2.0) and the new material on I2C hardware slave. The only reason for a customer who has Serial PIC'n to buy Serial Communications is to obtain the updated I2C information. We regret any inconvenience or confusion that has resulted from these changes. Our goal was and is to improve our products for the long term. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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