Simplified Digital Automation with Microprocessors

Simplified Digital Automation with Microprocessors

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: James Arnold
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158084

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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


    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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158084

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