Microprocessor System Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750602792, 9781483104959

Microprocessor System Design

1st Edition

A Practical Introduction

Authors: Michael J. Spinks
eBook ISBN: 9781483104959
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 24th February 1992
Page Count: 256
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Microprocessor System Design: A Practical Introduction describes the concepts and techniques incorporated into the design of electronic circuits, particularly microprocessor boards and their peripherals. The book reviews the basic building blocks of the electronic systems composed of digital (logic levels, gate output circuitry) and analog components (resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors). The text also describes operational amplifiers (op-amp) that use a negative feedback technique to improve the parameters of the op-amp. The design engineer can use programmable array logic (PAL) to replace standard discrete TTL and CMOS gates in circuits. The PAL is programmable and configurable to match the requirement of a given circuit. Using PAL can save space, a very important factor in the miniaturization process. Examples of PAL applications include the BCD counter, the LS 138 emulator, and a priority interrupt encoder. The book also explains the operation and function of a microprocessor, the bus-based systems, analog-to-digital conversion, and vice-versa. The text is suitable for programmers, computer engineers, computer technicians, and computer instructors dealing with many aspects of computers such as programming, networking, engineering or design.

Table of Contents



1 Digital Logic

Logic Levels

Simple Gates and Truth Tables

Types of Gate Output Circuitry

Practical Considerations


Timing Diagrams

Logic Building Blocks

Serial Data Transmission

Table of TTL Gates

2 Analog Components



Alternating Current Circuits



Voltage Regulators


3 Operational Amplifiers

Negative Feedback

Example Op-Amp Circuits

Real Op-Amp Behavior

Effect of Feedback on Op-Amp Parameters

The Instrumentation Amplifier

The Sample and Hold Amplifier


4 Programmable Logic

Introduction to Programmable Array Logic

Encoding Logic Functions

Producing a Functioning PAL

Types of PALs and Simple Applications

PAL Examples

Erasable Programmable Logic Devices (EPLDs)

5 Microprocessors

Computer Number Systems

Memory Chips

A Small Microprocessor Circuit

The Operation of the 6809

Programming the 6809

Programming the 6840 and 6850 Chips


Parallel I/O

Battery Back-Up

Real-Time Clocks

6 Bus-Based Systems

Expanding a Microprocessor System

Multi-Processor Systems

Sharing of Devices

Expanding a Processor's Memory Map

The STEbus

STEbus Operation

STEbus Interfacing

Overview of Typical STE Boards

Typical Systems

An Introduction to the VMEbus<


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