The AVR Microcontroller and Embedded Systems: Using Assembly and C

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Prentice Hall, 2011 - Computers - 776 pages
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The AVR Microcontroller and Embedded Systems: Using Assembly and C features a step-by-step approach in covering both Assembly and C language programming of the AVR family of Microcontrollers. It offers a systematic approach in programming and interfacing of the AVR with LCD, keyboard, ADC, DAC, Sensors, Serial Ports, Timers, DC and Stepper Motors, Opto-isolators, and RTC. Both Assembly and C languages are used in all the peripherals programming. In the first 6 chapters, Assembly language is used to cover the AVR architecture and starting with chapter 7, both Assembly and C languages are used to show the peripherals programming and interfacing.  

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Nice book.
Basically it explains from very bottom like what is micro-controller, how it works, how to code and how to implement it in real life. Loft of nice and clear examples or even tricks
. Eventually it goes to very top, by ending with advanced techniques, standard conversion, different addressing modes, interrupts, ISP programming, etc...
For me it is hard to say to which reader this book dedicated. From one point of view, it says everything from very bottom. From another, for beginner it can be not really clear, what exactly means pin HIGH or LOW. Somewhere in the book it still says that it is 5 Volts and so on, but not in the first chapter like connect this or that and you'll get that.
I would say to read this book you need to have small practical basics. But pure beginners probably should give this book a try.
For me it was "All in one" book. You go from bottom to the most advanced top. I recommend it to anyone who is willing to understand what is micro-controller and how to work with advanced features.
 

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ultimate book for micro-controller lovers

About the author (2011)

Muhammad Ali Mazidi went to Tabriz University and holds Master's degrees from both Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently a.b.d. on his Ph.D. in the Electrical Engineering Department of Southern Methodist University. He is co-author of a widely used textbook, The 80x86 IBM PC and Compatible Computers, also available from Prentice Hall. He teaches microprocessor-based system design at DeVry University in Dallas, Texas. Janice Gillispie Mazidi has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of North Texas. She has several years of experience as a software engineer in Dallas. She has been chief technical writer and production manager, and was responsible for software development and testing of a widely used textbook, The 80x86 IBM PC and Compatible Computers, also available from Prentice Hall. Rolin McKinlay has a BSEET from DeVry University. He is currently working on his Master's degree and PE license in the state of Texas. He is currently self-employed as a programmer and circuit board designer, and is a partner in MicroDigitalEd.com.

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