Essence Microprocessor-Based Engineering, 1st edition

  • Sid Katzen

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The Prentice Hall Essence of Engineering Series provides a concise, practical and uniform introduction to the core components of an undergraduate engineering degree. Acknowledging the recent changes within Higher Education, this approach uses a variety of pedagogical tools - case studies, worked examples and self-test questions, to underpin the students learning.

The Essence of Microprocessors will get the reader up to speed in designing small embedded microprocessor-based systems.

Concentrating on embedded systems which are by far the major application for microprocessors, this book will provide you with the confidence to design, construct and program a working embedded system.

Key concepts are covered in an incremental fashion, beginning with simple digital theory and computer architecture and ending up with a simple case study. The text will be split into 3 parts. Part I covers sufficient digital and computer theory to act as a foundation to the microprocessing engineering topics. Part II looks at the software aspects of the 6800/8 microprocessor; its instruction set, how to program it at assembly and high level. Part III covers the hardware aspects of interfacing, interrupt handling, testing and debugging.

Table of contents

Part I: The Fundamentals.
1. Digital Representation.
2. Logic Circuitry.
3. The von Neumann Computer.
Part II: The Software.
4. The 6800 Microprocessor.
5. Address Modes.
6. The Instruction Set.
7. The Assembly Process.
8. Subroutines.
9. Exceptions.
10. High Level Programming.
Part III: Interacting with the Outside World.
11. The Real World.
12. Address Decoders.
13. Interfacing.
14. Interrupt Handling.
15. Testing and Debugging Techniques.
16. Case Study

Published by Pearson (March 12th 1998) - Copyright © 1998