Microcontroller Projects in C for the 8051

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750646406
eBook ISBN: 9780080511566
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 18th April 2000
Page Count: 208
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This book is a thoroughly practical way to explore the 8051 and discover C programming through project work. Through graded projects, Dogan Ibrahim introduces the reader to the fundamentals of microelectronics, the 8051 family, programming in C, and the use of a C compiler. The specific device used for examples is the AT89C2051 - a small, economical chip with re-writable memory, readily available from the major component suppliers.

A working knowledge of microcontrollers, and how to program them, is essential for all students of electronics. In this rapidly expanding field many students and professionals at all levels need to get up to speed with practical microcontroller applications. Their rapid fall in price has made microcontrollers the most exciting and accessible new development in electronics for years - rendering them equally popular with engineers, electronics hobbyists and teachers looking for a fresh range of projects.

Microcontroller Projects in C for the 8051 is an ideal resource for self-study as well as providing an interesting, enjoyable and easily mastered alternative to more theoretical textbooks.

Dogan Ibrahim has been Associate Professor and Head of Department at the Near East University, Cyprus, lecturer at South Bank University, London, Principal Research Engineer at GEC Hirst Research Centre, and is now a hardware and software systems consultant to London's Traffic Control Systems Unit.

Key Features

Practical projects that enable students and practitioners to get up and running straight away with 8051 microcontrollers A hands-on introduction to practical C programming A wealth of project ideas for students and enthusiasts


Electronic engineering undergraduates, electronic design professionals, electronics hobbyists.

Table of Contents

Preface; Microcomputer systems; Programming the microcontrollers in C; Light projects; Sound projects; Temperature projects; RS232 serial communication projects; Appendix; Glossary; Index


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'The projects are well chosen and they illustrate a number of practical applications in sufficient detail for readers to be able to develop the work further... The 8051 microcomputer architecture is immensely popular and the Amtel processor used by the author is an ideal vehicle for introducing microcontroller applications.' Mike Tooley 'The book is very much focused on projects. These are quite simple in concept, and would be excellent for a college course or even early years at university. They develop nicely in complexity and sophistication and are consistently structured and laid out.' Mike James