Simplified Digital Automation with Microprocessors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120637508, 9780323158084

Simplified Digital Automation with Microprocessors

1st Edition

Authors: James Arnold
eBook ISBN: 9780323158084
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1979
Page Count: 278
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Simplified Digital Automation with Microprocessors explores the utilization of simple digital circuits as building blocks in structures to create very powerful systems through the programmable operation of the microprocessor. This 10-chapter introductory book focuses on a class of automated processes with predictable results and is consequent to the specific design of the systems. The introductory chapters deal with the management of information and processes, from familiar decimal arithmetic to less familiar arithmetic of binary numbers. This topic is followed by discussions on the use of electrical and electronic mechanization of systems and the selection and classification of the most frequently used circuits. Considerable chapters are devoted to other parts of the operating systems, such as the arithmetic logic unit, microprocessors, interface devices, and auxiliary circuits. The concluding chapter provides an exercise in the design of a complete digitally automated system with specific function and structure. This text outlines the steps in the design process. This text will be useful to readers who are not already familiar with computer technology.

Table of Contents

Preface I Automation, an Introduction I-1 Open and Closed Loops I-2 An Additional Example I-3 The Automated World Exercises II The Digital Approach to Information and Processes II-1 The Register II-2 Number Systems Other Than Decimal: The Binary System II-3 Binary Arithmetic II-4 A Project Exercises III Elementary Digital Logic III-1 Electrical Implementation of Simple Logical Statements: Buffers and Gates III-2 Combining Gates for More Complex Functions III-3 Information and Logic III-4 Transistors as Logic Circuit Elements III-5 Projects Exercises IV Introduction to More Complex Circuits IV-1 Flip-Flops and Latches IV-2 Registers and Counters IV-3 Memories IV-4 Miscellaneous Devices Exercises V The Arithmetic Logic Unit VI The Microprocessor VI-1 The Generic Microprocessor VI-2 Microprocessor Operation VII From Microprocessors to Microcomputers VII-1 A Simple Limited-Performance System VII-2 Introduction to Programming, Using the Low-Performance System VII-3 A Higher Performance System VII-4 Another Programming Example Including I/O and Arithmetic Operations VII-5 A Project Exercises Appendix VIII Completing the Automated System VIII-1 Evolution of an Automated Spectrometer Design IX Interface Devices and Auxiliary Circuits IX-1 The Digital-to-Analog Converter IX-2 The Analog-to-Digital Converter IX-3 Accommodation of Bit-Serial Data Transmission IX-4 Electromechanical Devices IX-5 Isolation Devices X An Exercise Design for a Microprocessor Automated Instrument System X-1 The Overall System X-2 Instrument Control X-3 Data Acquisition and Processing X-4 Display X-5 Some Additional Comments Exercises Index


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