Microcontrollers are found everywhere: microwave ovens, coffee makers, telephones, cars, toys, television sets, washers and dryers - the list is endless. This book brings information to the reader about understanding, repairing, or designing devices that incorporate a microcontroller.
The Microcontroller Beginner's Handbook, 2nd edition, examines all elements of microcontroller use, including such industrial considerations as price vs. performance and firmware. Author Lawrence A. Duarte emphasizes new project design by covering a wide variety of third-party development tools (hardware and software). He teaches readers how to design microcontroller projects and repair microcontroller devices. The book explores many ideas and offers helpful hints for experienced microcontroller users. After reading this book, readers will be able to design, write, and build new projects utilizing microcontrollers.
This edition includes a CD-ROM with source code examples from the book, sample assemblers, and over 4,500 pages of data sheets.
272 pages, hardcover, CD-ROM included
- What is a Microcontroller?
- Binary and Boolean Logic
- Bits and Bytes
- Analog to Digital-Digital to Analog
- The PIC Family of Microcontrollers
- PIC Firmware
- First Project: Lights, Action!
- The RS232 Terminal
- AC Motor Control
- A Telephone Busy Buster
- A Video Output Thermometer