'Microprocessor Technology' provides a complete introduction to the subject of microprocessor technology using the Z80 and 6502 processors. An emphasis on fault-finding and repair makes this an ideal text for servicing courses including City & Guilds 2240 in the UK, microelectronics units on BTEC National/Advanced GNVQ and City & Guilds 7261 Microprocessor Technology. It will also provide a refresher course for those on 'bridging' and micro appreciation courses where a measure of comparative studies is required.
Clear and concise explanations are supported by worked examples, tutorials, long answer questions and assignments giving students the opportunity to test their knowledge as they progress through the course as well as providing an essential revision tool in the run-up to exams.
General introduction: the microelectronic system; Number systems; The CPU and a microprocessor system; Memory maps - program storage, RAM, ROM, DISC; Machine code programming; The fetch-execute sequence; Timing diagrams; The Z80 package; Control signals; Organisation and use of stack; Machine code instructions and addressing modes; The flag register; I/O ports; Interfacing; Logic; CMOS, PMOS and NMOS; Implementation of memory systems; Programmable serial I/O devices; UART's ACIA; Debussing programs; Trace tables; Writing software - more advanced techniques; Faultfinding in micro systems; Appendices; Logic circuits; Glossary; Index.