Programming & Customizing the AVR Microcontroller

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This is a recent addition to the Tab/McGraw-Hill lineup on how to use an AVR microcontroller. The AVR datasheets are fine, but they're not as useful as this book!


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"Programming and Customizing the AVR Microcontroller" by Dhananjay Gadre is a pretty comprehensive guide to using the AVR microcontroller.

BOY there are lots of images in this book. And it seems to be written in a manner that is much more likely to sink in than confuse. It features quite a good number of examples, and even includes a CD of support material. Here's what the back jacket has to say about the features of this book:

  • Easy-to-use explanations of all the AVR's subsystems, with plenty of examples and experiments.
  • Handfuls of ready-to-try projects, plus useful routines to plug into your own design.
  • A confusion-reducing chapter on system design, and a complete AVR system development toolkit.
  • Hardware-software interfacing help.
  • AVR applications using assembly and C.
  • A guide to the best AVR on-line resources.
  • CD-ROM loaded with all the tools and source code you need to develop applications.

Sounds not bad, eh? I'm keeping this copy on my desk. The inventory guys will have to fight me for it...
Here's what the book's promo page says:

This reader-friendly guide shows you how to take charge of the newest, most versatile microcontrollers around, Atmel's AVR RISC chip family. Inside, Electronics World writer and astronomy instrumentation developer Dhananjay V. Gadre walks you from first meeting these exciting new computers-on-a-chip all the way through design and ready-to-launch products.

Table of contents

  • Introduction.
  • Microcontrollers.
  • The AVR RISC Microcontroller Architecture.
  • The AVR Instruction Set.
  • The AVR Hardware Design Issues.
  • Hardware and Software Interfacing with the AVR.
  • Communication Links for the AVR Processor.
  • AVR System Development Tools.
  • Prototyping Techniques.
  • AVR Project 1: Smart Dice: A Dice with an Attitude.
  • AVR Project 2: A Morse Keyer.
  • AVR Project 3: A Simple Dual-Channel Voltmeter.
  • AVR Project 4: The Ubiquitous Kitchen Timer.
  • AVR Project 5: Radio Beacon Controller.
  • AVR Project 6: AstroDat: A Stand-Alone Data Acquisition System.
  • AVR Project 7: Security Dongle.
  • AVR Project 8: A Pulse Frequency Counter with an RS-232 Interface.
  • AVR Project 9: Sa-Re-Ga Follow Me: A Musical Toy.
  • AVR Project 10: AVR Protoboard(tm) for Nuts(tm).
  • Ideas for Projects.
  • Glossary.
  • Internet Resources for the AVR.

Biographical note

Dhananjay Gadre (Pune, India) is a Scientific Officer with the Instrumentation Program of the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India. He is now on leave from the IUCAA completing his Ph.D. at the Microelectronics Research and Communications Institute, EE Department, University of Idaho. His publications include several articles in Dr. Dobb's Journal, Electronics World, and EDN. He is also the author of Programming the Parallel Port: Interfacing the PC for Data Acquisition and Process Control, R&D Books, 1998.

Electronics World writer and astronomy instrumentation developer Dhananjay V. Gadre walks you from first meeting these exciting new computers-on-a-chip all the way through design and ready-to-launch products. Programming and Customizing the AVR Microcontroller clarifies this versatile chip's basics and coaches you through sophisticated applications, using plenty of examples. Even programming newcomers will be able to follow the clearly illustrated, learn-as-you-go instructions. Yet professionals who need to get a project up and running quickly will find the details they need in the author's comprehensive coverage of the AVR's components and capabilities. Part of the popular TAB Electronics series, Programming and Customizing the AVR Microcontroller features:

  • Easy-to-use explanations of all the AVR's subsystems, with plenty of examples and experiments
  • Handfuls of ready-to-try projects, plus useful routines to plug into your own designs
  • A confusion-reducing chapter on system design, and a complete AVR system development toolkit
  • Hardware-software interfacing help
  • AVR applications using assembly and C
  • A guide to the best AVR on-line resources
  • CD-ROM loaded with all the tools and source code you need to develop applications

Whether you’re designing for fun or adding intelligence to products for a paycheck, Programming and Customizing the AVR Microcontroller is the way to go for a smoother ride.

Step-by-Step Projects:

  • Electronic Dice
  • Morse Keyer
  • Dual Channel Voltmeter
  • Kitchen Timer
  • Radio Beacon Controller
  • Data Acquisition System
  • Electronic Lock
  • Interfaced Pulse Counter
  • Musical Follow-Me Toy
  • Plus many Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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