Intended for students studying engineering and related disciplines in a first microcomputers course, this text addresses the fundamentals of microcomputers based on hands-on laboratory work. Chapters include a review of the digital systems and computer fundamentals required and other basic issues; assembly language; established ideas for writing cost-effective and useful programs; instruction in doing so using assembly language; hardware, and input/output concepts and programming; the I/O hardware capabilities of the 68HC11 chip; the concept of an operating system and real-time and multitasking systems; a major design example using previous chapters' lessons; and the program code needed to make a working weather station. Chapters end with a review and exercises. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Using the Motorola 68HC11 single-chip microcomputer/microprocessor as the hardware example, this second edition textbook covers the material necessary for students studying engineering and related disciplines in a first microcomputers course. Machine language, assembly language, and system design are discussed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.