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Networking and Internetworking with Microcontrollers

Sophisticated networking and communications capabilities that were previously the sole domain of mainframes, PCs, and workstations are now becoming mandatory in the realm of smaller embedded microcontrollers. However, documentation, standards, and design information is scattered among many sources and is difficult to find. In this practical book, popular columnist and embedded designer Fred Eady is your guide and advisor. He pulls together all the necessary design background and details and shows you how to use today’s affordable microcontrollers for powerful communications and networking applications such as local area networks and embedded internet. Using working code examples and schematics, Eady steers you through the basics using two popular microcontroller families, PIC and Atmel. Included are a wealth of detailed design examples for:· RS-232 firmware and hardware· Microcontroller USARTs· The I2C bus· Ethernet implementation· Embedded internet implementation· Wireless linksSample source code is provided and thoroughly explained for all the application examples. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the example code as well as a searchable ebook version of the text, to help you get up to speed quickly. You could spend days or even weeks pulling together all the information that Eady has assembled in this one indispensable reference.

embedded systems engineers and programmers; electronics technicians working in embedded systems; electrical/software engineering students; electronics hobbyists

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: February 2004

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-7698-4


  • Networking and Internetworking with Microcontrollers (Newnes), has the most detailed explanation around regarding accessing Ethernet controllers in small systems. - Nuts & Volts, May 2004 "I found this book a practical, well-written and concise guide for networking and communication engineers. This book will be a useful addition to the personal as well as the academic research library." - E-Streams, February 2005 Vol. 8, No.2


  • Preface A Quick Look at the Microcontrollers Atmel’s AVR Microchip’s PIC What’s on the CD-ROM? Chapter 1: The Essence of Microcontroller Networking—RS-232Chapter 2: Implementing RS-232 with a MicrocontrollerChapter 3: Writing RS-232 Microcontroller Routines in BASICChapter 4: Building Some RS-232 Communications HardwareChapter 5: Using Microcontroller USARTs Some Interrupt-Driven USART Code Applying What We Know about RS-232 to the Atmel AVR Coding the AVR RS-232 Routines Chapter 6: I2C…The Other Serial Protocol Chapter 7: Ethernet Chapter 8: Writing the CS8900A-CQ FirmwareChapter 9: PINGing the Easy Ethernet CS8900A Chapter 10: UDP and the Easy Ethernet CS8900AChapter 11: TCP and the Easy Ethernet CS8900AChapter 12: Let’s Do It AgainChapter 13: Putting the Easy Ethernet AVR Online Chapter 14: Finale Obtaining Easy Ethernet Devices About the Author Index


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