Networking and Internetworking with Microcontrollers


  • Fred Eady, Systems Engineer, EDTP Electronics, FL, USA

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鈥檚 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:路 RS-232 firmware and hardware路 Microcontroller USARTs路 The I2C bus路 Ethernet implementation路 Embedded internet implementation路 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.
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embedded systems engineers and programmers; electronics technicians working in embedded systems; electrical/software engineering students; electronics hobbyists


Book information

  • 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

Table of Contents

Preface A Quick Look at the Microcontrollers Atmel鈥檚 AVR Microchip鈥檚 PIC What鈥檚 on the CD-ROM? Chapter 1: The Essence of Microcontroller Networking鈥擱S-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鈥he 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鈥檚 Do It AgainChapter 13: Putting the Easy Ethernet AVR Online Chapter 14: Finale Obtaining Easy Ethernet Devices About the Author Index