This reader-friendly guide shows you how to take charge of the newest, most versatile microcontrollers around, Atmel's AVR RISC chip family. Inside, Electronics World writer and astronomy instrumentation developer Dhananjay V. Gadre walks you from first meeting these exciting new computers-on-a-chip all the way through design and ready-to-launch products.
Programming and Customizing the AVR Microcontroller clarifies this versatile chip's basics and coaches you through sophisticated applications, using plenty of examples. Even programming newcomers will be able to follow the clearly illustrated, learn-as-you-go instructions, yet professionals who need to get a project up and running quickly will find the details they need in the author's comprehensive coverage of the AVR's components and capabilities.
- Easy-to-use explanations of all the AVR's subsystems, with plenty of examples and experiments.
- Handfuls of ready-to-try projects, plus useful routines to plug into your own designs.
- A confusion-reducing chapter on system design, and a complete AVR system development toolkit.
- Hardware-software interfacing help.
- AVR applications using Assembly and C.
- A guide to the best AVR online resources.
- CD-ROM loaded with all the tools and source code you need to develop applications.
Whether you're designing for fun or adding intelligence to products for a paycheck, Programming and Customizing the AVR Microcontroller is the way to go for a smoother ride.