PIC pronounced as ‘pick’ is the acronym for Peripheral Interface Controller. This microcontroller has been available in market since 1976 which had ROM or EPROM for program storage. Current models available use flash memory and some models allow reprogramming of PIC.
Though other microcontrollers have more benefits as compared to PIC but due to low cost, wide availability and free development tool PIC devices are popular amongst hobbyists and researchers.
Students must have the basic knowledge of electronics and C programming. Working professionals or graduates who aspire to pursue their profession in the field of Embedded System will find it beneficial.
Career options open when learning on microcontrollers increases. Some profiles are: Jr. Embedded Engineer, Embedded Systems Architect, Embedded Trainer, Embedded Testing Engineer.
Due to the low power consumption and high performance industry needs microcontrollers for the purpose of sensing, monitoring and controlling irrespective of the specific need and industrial automation. All industries have the requirement of power optimization and here comes the need of setting up and programming microcontroller.