Simplified Design of Microprocessor-Supervisory Circuits

Simplified Design of Microprocessor-Supervisory Circuits

1st Edition - April 13, 1998

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  • Author: John Lenk
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080517193

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This is the seventh book in the popular Simplified Design series from John Lenk, which teaches engineers, technicians, and students to use and modify off-the-shelf ICs to suit their individual design needs. The first chapter of this book describes the basic operation of microprocessor supervisory circuits and how to use manufacturer data sheets to make your component selections. Later chapters describe the internal operations of various commonly-available ICs and how to select and modify them. The most common microprocessor-supervisory functions include: power-on reset, low-voltage reset for glitch and brownout, memory-write protection, power-fail warning, battery backup switchover, and watchdog timer. While these functions are not difficult to implement individually, they can be complex in combination, particularly when there are space limitations. Simplified Design of Microprocessor-Supervisory Circuits will allow designers to evaluate tradeoffs and features more easily and quickly.

Key Features

  • In the EDN Series for Design Engineers
  • Specifications and modification hints for many IC types
  • Shows how to use and modify off-the-shelf ICs for semi-custom supervisory circuits


Design engineers and technicians

Table of Contents

  • 1: Primary microprocessor supervisory functions
    2 - 9: Specific types of commonly-available supervisory ICs, including data sheets and design specification trade-offs
    10: Simplified design approaches for a cross-section of microprocessor- and microcontroller-supervisory ICs, as well as a few discrete-component supervisory circuits

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1998
  • Published: April 13, 1998
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080517193

About the Author

John Lenk

Affiliations and Expertise

An established writer of international best-sellers in the field of electronics, Mr. Lenk is the author of more than 80 books on electronics, which together have sold well over two million copies in nine languages.

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