Networking and Internetworking with Microcontrollers

Networking and Internetworking with Microcontrollers

1st Edition - February 4, 2004

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  • Author: Fred Eady
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470115

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Sophisticated networking and communications capabilities that were previously the sole domain of mainframes, PCs, and workstations are now becoming mandatory in the realm of smaller embedded microcontrollers. However, documentation, standards, and design information is scattered among many sources and is difficult to find. In this practical book, popular columnist and embedded designer Fred Eady is your guide and advisor. He pulls together all the necessary design background and details and shows you how to use today’s affordable microcontrollers for powerful communications and networking applications such as local area networks and embedded internet. Using working code examples and schematics, Eady steers you through the basics using two popular microcontroller families, PIC and Atmel. Included are a wealth of detailed design examples for:·RS-232 firmware and hardware·Microcontroller USARTs·The I2C bus·Ethernet implementation·Embedded internet implementation·Wireless linksSample source code is provided and thoroughly explained for all the application examples. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the example code as well as a searchable ebook version of the text, to help you get up to speed quickly. You could spend days or even weeks pulling together all the information that Eady has assembled in this one indispensable reference.

Key Features

* The only source that pulls together difficult-to-find design information, and teaches step-by-step how to use it to create powerful networking applications
* Includes fully functional examples of microcontroller hardware and firmware
* Companion cd-rom includes all schematics and code utilized in the book


embedded systems engineers and programmers; electronics technicians working in embedded systems; electrical/software engineering students; electronics hobbyists

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    A Quick Look at the Microcontrollers
    Atmel’s AVR
    Microchip’s PIC
    What’s on the CD-ROM?
    Chapter 1: The Essence of Microcontroller Networking—RS-232
    Chapter 2: Implementing RS-232 with a Microcontroller
    Chapter 3: Writing RS-232 Microcontroller Routines in BASIC
    Chapter 4: Building Some RS-232 Communications Hardware
    Chapter 5: Using Microcontroller USARTs
    Some Interrupt-Driven USART Code
    Applying What We Know about RS-232 to the Atmel AVR
    Coding the AVR RS-232 Routines
    Chapter 6: I2C…The Other Serial Protocol
    Chapter 7: Ethernet
    Chapter 8: Writing the CS8900A-CQ Firmware
    Chapter 9: PINGing the Easy Ethernet CS8900A
    Chapter 10: UDP and the Easy Ethernet CS8900A
    Chapter 11: TCP and the Easy Ethernet CS8900A
    Chapter 12: Let’s Do It Again
    Chapter 13: Putting the Easy Ethernet AVR Online
    Chapter 14: Finale
    Obtaining Easy Ethernet Devices
    About the Author

Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2004
  • Published: February 4, 2004
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470115

About the Author

Fred Eady

As an engineering consultant, Fred Eady has implemented communications networks for the space program and designed hardware and firmware for the medical, retail and public utility industries. He currently writes a monthly embedded design column for a popular electronics enthusiast magazine. Fred also composes monthly articles for a popular robotics magazine. Fred has been dabbling in electronics for over 30 years. His embedded design expertise spans the spectrum and includes Intel’s 8748 and 8051 microcontrollers, the entire Microchip PIC microcontroller family and the Atmel AVR microcontrollers. Fred recently retired from his consulting work and is focused on writing magazine columns and embedded design books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Systems Engineer, EDTP Electronics, FL, USA

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