Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcontrollers

Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcontrollers

1st Edition - November 13, 2003

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  • Author: John Crisp
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080495729

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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.

Key Features

*Crisp's conversational style introduces the fundamentals of the micro (microprocessors, microcontrollers, systems on a chip) in a way that is utterly painless but technically spot-on: the talent of a true teacher.
*Microprocessors and microcontrollers are covered in one book, reflecting the importance of embedded systems in today's computerised world.
*Practical work and knowledge-check questions support a lively text to build a firm understanding of the subject.


Students IT / computing and electronics: vocational and other pre-degree; Higher Education: first year and foundation courses.
Technician: IT, PC repair, PC installation; technical sales

Table of Contents

  • Basic microprocessor systems
    Binary - the way micros count
    Hexadecimal - the way we communicate with micros
    How micros calculate
    An introduction to logic gates and their uses
    Registers and memories
    A microprocessor-based system
    A typical 8-bit microprocessor
    Programming - using machine code and assembly language
    High Level Languages
    The development of microprocessors and microcontrollers
    The Pentium family
    The PowerPC.
    The Alpha 64
    A survey of microcontrollers and how to use them
    How to use a microcontrollers for a real project
    Test equipment and fault-finding
    Quiz time answers
    Further reading

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2003
  • Published: November 13, 2003
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080495729

About the Author

John Crisp

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Technical Author and Lecturer, Suffolk, UK

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