A presentation of developments in microcontroller technology, providing lucid instructions on its many and varied applications. It focuses on the popular eight-bit microcontroller, the 8051, and the 83C552. The text outlines a systematic methodology for small-scale, control-dominated embedded systems, and is accompanied by a disk of all the example problems included in the book.
Basic concepts; the 8051 microcontroller; the 8051 assembly language programming; digital interfacing; analogue interfacing; interfacing personal computers; the 83C552 microcontroller; serial interfaces for distributed embedded systems; high level languages for microcontrollers; embedded systems design; design examples. Appendices: survey of microcontrollers; the 8051 microprocessor special functions registers; the 83C552 microcontroller special function registers; the 8051 and 83C552 microcontrollers instruction set; instruction set - summary.