Troubleshooting on Microprocessor Based Systems


  • G. B. Williams, West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, UK

The structure of a computing system presents unique problems when it fails to operate correctly and requires testing. This concise, yet comprehensive book describes the major test methods in current use, and their development from basic principles. Examines the sequence of tests which, built on each other, provide a suitable vehicle for testing digital systems, and the various types of testing equipment that should be applied for specific tests. An excellent introduction for those entering this increasingly complex world, the text will provide the reader with a firm basis on which to judge future development.
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For practising engineers and technicians, and students of electronics and computer engineering and science.


Book information

  • Published: June 1984
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-029988-4

Table of Contents

Introduction to microprocessor based systems. System testing problems. System testing philosophy. The use of conventional test equipment. Hand-held tools. Logic analysers. Signature analysers. Emulation. Self-test and diagnostic software. Testing peripheral related functions. References. Index.

18 lit. refs., 86 illus.