Discussion in "8051" started by    elector    Jun 20, 2007.
Wed Jun 20 2007, 09:10 PM

Circuits, Programs, & Applications featuring the 8052 BASIC Microcontroller (8052, member of Intel 8051 microcontroller family)
The Microcontroller Idea Book by Jan Axelson focusses on the 8052 BASIC microcontroller. It takes the reader who may essentially have no knowledge of programming through BASIC while offering considerable insight into the design of simple embedded systems.

It is a hands on guide to designing, building and testing microcontroller based devices. The ideas and applications presented here are not limited to the 8052-BASIC. If the reader is used to working on a different chip, you can adapt the circuits and programs can be adapted to it. The schematics and programs listings in this book include comments and explanations to help apply the ideas irrespective of whether one is using the 8052 BASIC microcontroller.

It is not just a textbook that presents information, but gives details of how to apply it. With the collection of input / output circuits provided, it helps to connect to the outside world and have it all work properly.

Both, the hardware and the software aspects have been epitomized as microcontroller projects involving both circuit design and programming.

Some of the features of the book are:
  • Complete circuit schematics and parts list - so one can easily build the circuits oneself.
  • Design theory - for example, why use this particular component or modify the circuit shown.

  • Example program listings - for easy testing and use of the circuits.

  • Construction and debugging tips - to help get the circuits up and running with no problems.
  • How to add sensors, relays, displays, clock/calenders, keypads, wireless links and more.

Table of Contents in The Microcontroller Idea Book
  • Microcontroller Basics:
    What's a Microcontroller?
    A Little History
    New Tools
    Project Steps

  • Inside the 8052-BASIC:
    Limits, What You Need
    The 8051 Family
    Elements of the 8052 and 8052-BASIC

  • Powering Up:
    About the Circuit
    Circuit Construction
    Powering Up
    Basic tests
    Simple Programs to Try
    Exiting Programs

  • Saving Programs:
    Nonvolatile Memory Options
    Adding NVRAM or EEPROM
    Using the Programming Commands
    Adding Bootup Options
    Erasing NV Memory
    Adding more NVRAM or EEPROM
    Adding EPROM
    EPROM-programming Circuits
    Power Supplies for Programming
    Storing Programs on Disk

  • Programming:
    Programming Basics
    BASIC-52 Bugs and Things to Watch Out For
    Finding Program Errors
    BASIC-52 Keywords by Function
    Quick Reference to BASIC-52

  • Inputs and Outputs:
    The Memory Map
    Uses for I/O Ports
    Adding Ports
    The 8255 Programmable Peripheral Interface

  • Switches and Keypads:
    Simple Switches
    Adding a Keypad

  • Displays:
    Using LEDs
    7-segment Displays
    Displaying Messages
    Inside the Display Controller
    Mounting Displays in an Enclosure.

  • Using Sensors to Detect and Measure:
    Sensor Basics
    Choosing Sensors
    On/off Sensors
    Analog Sensors
    Sensor Examples
    Level Translating
    Choosing a Converter

  • Clocks and Calendars:
    BASIC-52's Real-time Clock
    A Watchdog Timekeeper

  • Control Circuits:
    Switching Power to a Load
    Controlling a Switch Matrix
    Op Amp with Programmable Gain
    Controlling a Stepper Motor
    Speed Control of a Continuous DC Motor

  • Wireless Links:
    Infrared Links
    Increasing the Distance, Radio Links.

  • Calling Assembly-language Routines:
    Assembly-language Basics
    What You Need
    Loading a Routine
    File Formats for Assembly-language Routines
    Assembling a Program, Uploading a Program
    Example: Creating a Sine Wave
    Avoiding Program Crashes
    Adding Custom Commands and Instructions
    A General-purpose EPROM Programmer

  • Running BASIC-52 from External Memory:
    Copying BASIC-52
    System Requirements
    Storing BASIC-52 Programs

  • Related Products:
    Enhanced BASIC-52
    BASIC compilers
    Programming Environments
    Pc Boards
    BASIC-52 Source Code

  • Appendices:
    A. Sources: Books, BBS's, Product Vendors.
    B. Programs for Loading Files.
    C. Number Systems: About Number Systems, Kilobytes and Megabytes.


[ Edited Wed Jun 20 2007, 09:12 PM ]
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Fri Jun 22 2007, 05:49 AM
Thanks for this book
Wed Feb 13 2008, 02:13 PM
File not found???
Wed Mar 12 2008, 08:47 AM
file not found
Thu Apr 10 2008, 02:21 AM
Link has died

pl. post new lnk

Fri May 02 2008, 08:45 PM
Please post newlink ...
Sat Nov 15 2008, 10:10 AM
Dear Friends

I am unable to download this book.
send me the link for us
plz do the favour for us...

thankx in advance
Thu Nov 27 2008, 07:23 AM
:madi can't download this book.
file not found
Mon Feb 02 2009, 11:26 PM


It's a good book... I like all the stuff that Jan has written. She's great!
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Sun Oct 23 2016, 05:50 PM
mamata thakur
plz send full mini project report for ic 741&ic 555 tester
Wed Oct 19 2016, 03:30 PM
can you provide an explanation for the inverter 8051 code and how it works
Sat Oct 15 2016, 12:15 AM
@snaya. Create a thread in the 8051 forum for your questions
Fri Oct 14 2016, 10:00 AM
i m going to make a project with 8051and the name is scrolling led message display .now i wanna ask so many of questions.may be u can help me .so help me out
Fri Sep 30 2016, 10:40 AM
plz I want code for adc interfacing with8051
Sun Sep 25 2016, 04:41 AM
hi sir, could you help me regarding simple multiplication calculator?it should be include with buzzer. i use dragonplus. please
Sat Sep 24 2016, 05:49 PM
@Rus Ans .. what project ?
Sat Sep 24 2016, 05:48 PM
@engr1931 depends on type of scanner
Sat Sep 24 2016, 03:07 PM
Is it possible to send data from 2 barcode scanner to pc using serial port using 8051?
Wed Sep 21 2016, 02:22 AM
Rus Ana
can anyone help me for my project? T.T



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