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Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcontrollers

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Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcontrollers

John Crisp

ISBN 0750659890
Pages 288

Assuming only a general science education this book introduces the workings of the microprocessor, its applications, and programming in assembler and high level languages such as C and Java. Practical work and knowledge-check questions contribute to building a thorough understanding with a practical focus. The book concludes with a step-by-step walk through a project based on the PIC microcontroller. The concise but clearly written text makes this an ideal book for electronics and IT students and a wide range of technicians and engineers, including IT systems support staff, and maintenance / service engineers.

Basic microprocessor systems Binary - the way micros count Hexadecimal - the way we communicate with micros How micros calculate An introduction to logic gates and their uses Registers and memories A microprocessor-based system A typical 8-bit microprocessor Programming - using machine code and assembly language High Level Languages The development of microprocessors and microcontrollers The Pentium family The PowerPC. The Alpha 64 A survey of microcontrollers and how to use them How to use a microcontrollers for a real project Interfacing Test equipment and fault-finding Quiz time answers Further reading Index