This book addresses the experimental needs of students/researchers/teachers
of various disciplines in science, engineering, and technology on microcontrollers at
the graduate and post-graduate levels.
One of the most widely produced and used microcontrollers in the world is the
8051 model and is the most popular to study. Hence, the Intel 8051/89C51
microcontroller is chosen to design the experiments/projects. The basic knowledge
of 8051 microcontroller, viz., architecture and its instruction set required to
understand the experiments is given in the book.
This book is organised into three parts. Part I deals with the software experiments –
addition, subtraction, multiplication, code conversion, etc. All the software programs
are written in assembly language. Part II describes the hardware experiments.
Some of the hardware experiments are designed with microcontroller kits and many
are discussed with 89C51 microcontroller alone. Every experiment is written in such
a way that an experimenter need not require additional information to perform the
experiment. In most of the experiments, both assembly language and embedded ‘C’
programs are given. Part III deals with the complete projects. These projects are
related to the applications of microcontroller either for measuring and/or controlling
a parameter. The salient features and descriptions of sensors/transducers, signal
conditioning elements and actuators are provided wherever it is necessary.
P. Bhaskar is Associate Professor, Dept. of Instrumentation Technology, Gulbarga
University P.G. Centre, Raichur, Karnataka.
K. Malakondaiah is Professor, Dept. of Instrumentation, Sri Krishnadevaraya
University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.