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Programming the Parallel Port: Interfacing the PC for Data Acquisition and Process Control Paperback – January 2, 1998
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Generally speaking, one would have to research many books in order to centralize the concept of say, reading the temperature of a device, and displaying while storing the value on a PC laptop.
This book starts out with fundamental logic gates for the Novice and smoothly moves ahead into deeper water. An in-depth section on the Enhanced Parallel Port and its' attributes was very educational for me. It is when Mr. Gadre puts his practical A/D circuits to full use, that one can appreciate the work done here. The included software helped me jump right into the operation stage. My favorite part of the book was the idea of utilizing a separate Micro Processor chip to continually perform all of the real time scanning, and using the parallel port to 'catch' the last pre-processed data. This removes a lot of PC overhead and prevents data synchronization loss. I will probably use this method for my home PLC.
All program source codes in 'C' are included with the book. Although Linux was his OS choice, I used my Visual C without any major problems.
Overall, this is an excellent mixture of software and hardware. I recommend this book for any person planning to work in the Embedded Controller Industry. The concepts are solid and are good reference materials.
My main problem with the book is the number of typos I've found so far, which is why I've withheld a star.
D. V. Also documents the programs in C very well so that non-programmers can follow how each process of sending, receiving or processing data occurs. Plus his book is one of the few that actually details exactly how the parallel port and each of its pins is addressed. If you are a novice or a student this book is a must have for you personnel library.
The information, programs and circuits in this book will save you hundreds of hours which makes this book a really great value.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted to know if and how I could use the parallel port to input data from my old Heathkit weather station. Read morePublished on October 18, 2010 by Jerrylozen
I found this book very useful. I am a master degree student and I recommend this book. The author explains all the important things to work with the parallel port.Published on January 21, 2003 by Fernando Garcia
This is a book written by a person that clearly understands his job. It is also fairly complete in its scope (the use of paralell port in data acquisition and control) and simple... Read morePublished on September 8, 2001
This book with its very clear exposition on the basics of using parallel port as a data acquisition and control structure makes it very easy to develop numerous applications for... Read morePublished on June 19, 2001 by Sunu Engineer
Programming the Parallel Port; Interfacing the PC for data acquisition and process control , by Dr. D.V.Gadre, is really a wonderful book. Read morePublished on November 3, 2000 by E.K.BABU