This book explains how computers interact with the world around them and therefore how to make them a useful tool. Topics covered include descriptions of all the components that make up a computer, principles of data exchange, interaction with peripherals, serial communication, input devices, recording methods, computer-controlled motors, and printers.
In an informative and straightforward manner, Graham Dixey describes how to turn what might seem an incomprehensible 'black box' PC into a powerful and enjoyable tool that can help you in all areas of your work and leisure. With plenty of handy tips and clear illustrations this book can improve your computer system, and even shows new uses for old kit such as motor control.
Electronics and computer hobbyists; PC beginners; students
Introduction; Processors; Interfaces and buses; Signal Conversion; Encoders; Transducers for temperature measurement and control; Input sampling; Quantisation; Sample and hold circuits; Signal conditioning; Software polling; Interrupters; Masking; PICs; DMA; Handshaking; Serial versus parallel; Baud rates; Parity; UARTs; ACIAs; Keyboards; ASCII code; Other input devices; VDUs; Magnetic recording principles; Hard and floppy disk systems; Linear and stepper motors; Control systems; Printers: dot matrix, daisy wheel, laser, inkjet, thermal, interfaces
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- © Newnes 1994
- 26th September 1994
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