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.
- Author John Crisp's conversational style introduces the fundamentals of the micro (microprocessors, microcontrollers, systems on a chip) in a way that is utterly painless but technically spot-on -- the talent of a true teacher.
- Microprocessors and microcontrollers are covered in one book, reflecting the importance of embedded systems in today's computerized world.
- Practical work and knowledge-check questions support a lively text to build a firm understanding of the subject.
- Paperback; 288 pages
- Author: John Crisp
- Publisher: Newnes; 2nd edition (January 15, 2004)
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
Table of Contents
- 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 microcontroller for a real project
- Test equipment and fault-finding
- Quiz time answers
- Further reading