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Microcontrollers and Microcomputers: Principles of Software and Hardware Engineering By: Fredrick M. Cady @ Rm50.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA - 1997-02-27
Hardcover | 272 Pages
This introductory treatment of microprocessors provides readers with an accessible and thorough overview of both hardware and software engineering. Designed to be used with a companion volume, Software and Hardware Engineering: The Motorola M68HC11 by those individuals using this popular microcontroller, its general nature also makes it useful for the study of any processor. It can be used in conjunction with any other supplemental material, including a manufacturer's reference manual. Beginning with an explanation of the mystery of a stored program computer, it goes on to explore the resources of the processor used in the laboratory. After leading the reader through examples using various instructions, more difficult programming assignments are given, demonstrating the need for debugging tools. A key chapter is dedicated to software design. Top down design is presented, and pseudo-code is promoted. A World Wide Web site provides an errata and other additional information.