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


I Automation, an Introduction

I-1 Open and Closed Loops

I-2 An Additional Example

I-3 The Automated World


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


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


IV Introduction to More Complex Circuits

IV-1 Flip-Flops and Latches

IV-2 Registers and Counters

IV-3 Memories

IV-4 Miscellaneous Devices


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



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




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