The book has separate chapters for major sensors like temperature, pressure and flow. It does not, however, include movement sensors, which would have complemented the complete coverage of the other sensor types.
I especially liked the fluid mix of theory, schematics, and code used throughout the book. It also goes into sufficient detail on related topics like sensor interface and power supply, which are critical to proper digital/analog system design.
Huddleston doesn’t forget to address programming tool details like the MPLAB integrated development environment, and there’s also discussion of the firmware framework and FIR filter design tool.
If you plan on using the dsPIC, you’ll likely be pulling this one off the shelf for reference.