Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcontrollers


  • John Crisp, Technical Author and Lecturer, Suffolk, UK

Assuming only a general science education this book introduces the workings of the microprocessor, its applications, and programming in assembler and high level languages such as C and Java. Practical work and knowledge-check questions contribute to building a thorough understanding with a practical focus. The book concludes with a step-by-step walk through a project based on the PIC microcontroller. The concise but clearly written text makes this an ideal book for electronics and IT students and a wide range of technicians and engineers, including IT systems support staff, and maintenance / service engineers.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2003
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5989-5

Table of Contents

Basic microprocessor systemsBinary - the way micros countHexadecimal - the way we communicate with microsHow micros calculateAn introduction to logic gates and their usesRegisters and memoriesA microprocessor-based systemA typical 8-bit microprocessorProgramming - using machine code and assembly languageHigh Level LanguagesThe development of microprocessors and microcontrollersThe Pentium familyThe PowerPC.The Alpha 64A survey of microcontrollers and how to use themHow to use a microcontrollers for a real projectInterfacingTest equipment and fault-findingQuiz time answersFurther readingIndex