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Some Assembly Required: Assembly Language Programming with the Avr Microcontrollerby Timothy S. Margush
Synopses & Reviews
A family of internationally popular microcontrollers, the Atmel AVR microcontroller series is a low-cost hardware development platform suitable for an educational environment. Until now, no text focused on the assembly language programming of these microcontrollers. Through detailed coverage of assembly language programming principles and techniques, Some Assembly Required: Assembly Language Programming with the AVR Microcontroller teaches the basic system capabilities of 8-bit AVR microcontrollers.
The text illustrates fundamental computer architecture and programming structures using AVR assembly language. It employs the core AVR 8-bit RISC microcontroller architecture and a limited collection of external devices, such as push buttons, LEDs, and serial communications, to describe control structures, memory use and allocation, stacks, and I/O. Each chapter contains numerous examples and exercises, including programming problems.
By studying assembly languages, computer scientists gain an understanding of the functionality of basic processors and how their capabilities support high level languages and applications. Exploring this connection between hardware and software, this book provides a foundation for understanding compilers, linkers, loaders, and operating systems in addition to the processors themselves.
Book News Annotation:
This comprehensive work on assembly language programming of the Amtel AVR microcontroller provides detailed information for computer science students on the core functions of this popular and easy-to-use hardware. By focusing on assembly language and a relatively simple hardware platform, the volume teaches readers about processors at their most intrinsic levels and provides a solid foundation and deeper theoretical understanding for the study of higher level languages and more complex microcontrollers. Topics discussed include basic processor architecture, assembly language basics, stack and function calls, logical operations, control structures, arithmetic operations, and comparative programming operations in C. The late Timothy Margush was a professor of computer science at the University of Akron. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Taking a cutting-edge approach to assembly language programming, this book addresses the growing trend of computer applications designed for embedded systems. Designed as a textbook for students in computer science and computer engineering, it integrates general programming concepts and AVR-specific details. The text covers traditional assembly language concepts, including data and instruction representation, sequence and branching, function calls, arithmetic and logical instructions, interrupts, and I/O. The author introduces C programming for the AVR microcontroller and includes programming exercises at the end of every chapter.
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