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8051 Microcontroller, The (4th Edition) Hardcover – July 23, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0130195623 ISBN-10: 0130195626 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4 edition (July 23, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130195626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130195623
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

This comprehensive text presents all of the topics required for an introductory course in the 8051 microcontroller. Starting at a rudimentary level --What is a microprocessor? What is a microcontroller? -- coverage evolves to encompass complete, finished design examples using such software tools as the assembler (ASM51), the linker (RL51), and the object-to-hex conversion utility (OH). Additionally, a simple single-board, 10-chip computer project is provided. This hands-on project is easy-to-build, and develops into a working prototype 8051 computer that can be used in the classroom or lab to demonstrate principles. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

Beginning at a rudimentary level and progressing to advanced concepts and finished design examples, this introduction to microcontrollers emphasizes architecture and programming (rather than electrical details) and explores the hardware and software features of the MCS-51 family of microcontrollers specifically. Discusses software topics in the context of Intel's assembler (ASM51) and linker/locator (RL5 1) and the object-to-hex conversion utility (OH). Offers thorough discussion of the 8051 10-chip — the serial-port, timers, and interrupts. Provides easy-to-follow, incremental instruction in the 8051 instruction set, with annotated examples of programs, assembler operations, and linker operations. Discusses advanced programming methods — e.g., a variety of structured programming structures, pseudo code, and assembly language programming style. Features an easy-to-build computer project — with a chip-by-chip description and schematic for building the 10-chip single-board SBC-51 computer. Offers a listing of an 8051 monitor program (MON51) — with complete documentation. Includes manufacturer's data sheet and instruction set definitions. For practicing electronics technicians or engineers interested in learning about microcontrollers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is concise, well written and has sufficient examples to allow the reader to get up and running very quickly. There is a good mix of hardware and software issues and it provides the reader with a good understanding of the architecture. I was able to complete my final year university project in 8051 assembler (including constructing circuitry) using this book as my primary reference. The only trouble I had was working out how to divide 32 bit numbers in assembler on an 8 bit processor. It would be nice if all processor architectures were as well served by a book which provides a good introduction to the beginner as well as a great reference for the more advanced user. This book covers assembler and not C programming.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S Martin on May 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
It might be under 400 pages, but this book has a lot of information in it. It's basically one concise data book about the 8051, with questions at the end of each chapter that make it useful as a textbook. It also has several useful appendices, including a listing of the assembly commands and an appendix that shows the binary for each command, as well as the number of machine cycles it takes to execute.
I wouldn't recommend this book to someone who's not familiar with assembly and the architecture of a processor, because the book assumes you know assembly language in one form or another, and it doesn't spend a lot of time on the architecture of the 8051.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kyell McCrosky on July 9, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book contains almost everything you need to know about the architecture and functionality of the 8051 microcontroller. MacKenzie does a very good job of keeping the book informative, but does not overwhelm the reader with theory or history. He concentrates significantly on the functionality and practicability of the 8051. The 8051 assembly language is included.
I was first introduced to this book in Microcontrollers class in college. After using it for the course, I went from a student who was not even aware of the existence of microcontrollers to one who was much more proficient in the design and use of microcontrollers. This book provided an insight into the existence of embedded systems just by introducing the tiny but amazingly versatile microcontroller.
If you are studying electronic or computer engineering, you must learn about the 8051. This book can help you learn so much about the functionality and practicality of the tiny workhorse.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
Thi book is not for beginners. The author describes the microcontroller's functions in detail but lacks as far as examples. Most descriptions are 1 paragraph long with 1 example and the problem solving section is useless because the information is limited unless, looking through other 8051 books. The projects are outdated,(the author) still uses an 8155 as an example and no LCD examples! The Relocatable segment directives also lacks depth and good solid examples. I hardly use the book anymore, its not worth the $115 CDN I paid for.
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By trh on July 17, 2013
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A bit dated but a classic book on 8051. McKenzie style is readable and and clear. The circuits and components are not the ones that you would probably want to use, but still a good reference for basic 8051 chip specification and programming.
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