Best Reference Books – Microprocessors and Microcomputers

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Microprocessors and Microcomputers subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Microprocessors and Microcomputers along with reviews.

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1. “Introduction to Microprocessors” by A Osborne

Book Review: This book explains the working procedure of the microprocessors. The book also explains the basics of modern computing using various techniques.The book also contains information about the recent advances made in the field of intel processors. The book also contains discussion on computer parts, programming basics, computing and microprocessor basics, concepts of caches and many more. This book is suitable for students studying engineering as well as IT professionals.

2. “Introduction to Microprocessors” by A P Mathur

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“Introduction to Microprocessors” Book Review: This book presents an updated and comprehensive coverage of all the essential aspects of microprocessors. A variety of illustrations, examples and exercises are included to facilitate a better understanding of the subject. The text is presented in a lucid and concise manner. This book is suitable for students and practicing engineers.

3. “Microprocessors with Applications in Process Control” by S I Ahson
4. “8051 Microcontrollers: MCS 51 Family and Its Variants” by Satish Shah

“8051 Microcontrollers: MCS 51 Family and its Variants” Book Review: This book offers a descriptive treatment of product development using the 8-bit microcontroller MCS 51 and its variants. After introducing the architecture of the microcontroller chip as well as commonly used I/O and interfacing concepts; numerous assembly language programming examples are provided to strengthen conceptual understanding. The underlying concept of digital system design is explained using numerous design applications with microcontrollers. The book also describes 8-bit microcontrollers used for designing intelligent digital instruments and controllers for various applications. This book is intended for undergraduate students of engineering.

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5. “The 8051 Microcontroller and Embedded Systems Using Assembly and C” by Muhammad Ali Mazidi

“The 8051 Microcontroller and Embedded Systems: Using Assembly and C” Book Review: This book focuses on 8051 microcontroller. The book also specifies the software and hardware specifications for 8051 microcontroller. The chapters in the book provide basic architecture of microcontrollers using assembly languages. The chapters illustrate how microcontrollers interface with necessary devices using C and assembly languages. The microcontroller uses C and assembly languages to interact with devices like LCDs, keyboards, sensors and stepper motors. The other topics presented in the book are real time clock chips, optoisolators. Any electrical engineers, electronics and communication engineer, and computer applications engineers will find this a suitable read.

6. “Microcomputer Systems – The 8086 / 8088 Family Architecture Programming and Design” by Glenn A Gibson and Yu – Cheng Liu

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“Microcomputer Systems: The 8086/8088 Family Architecture, Programming, and Design” Book Review: This book analyzes the architecture, programming, and design of a family of 8086/8088 microcomputer systems. After a brief introduction, the architecture of 8086, assembler language programming, modular programming, I/O programming, and byte & string manipulation are thoroughly explored. The second part of the book delves into multiprogramming, system bus structure, I/O Interfaces, and semiconductor memory in great detail. Advanced topics like multiprocessor configurations, 80286/80287 systems, VLSI processing and supporting devices are also covered. Students, researchers, and professionals can refer to this book.

7. “Microcomputer Systems the 8086/8088 Family : Architecture, Programming and Design” by Gleen A Gibson

“Microcomputer Systems: The 8086/8088 Family Architecture, Programming, and Design” Book Review: This book analyzes the architecture, programming, and design of a family of 8086/8088 microcomputer systems. After a brief introduction, the architecture of 8086, assembler language programming, modular programming, I/O programming, and byte & string manipulation are thoroughly explored. The second part of the book delves into multiprogramming, system bus structure, I/O Interfaces, and semiconductor memory in great detail. Advanced topics like multiprocessor configurations, 80286/80287 systems, VLSI processing and supporting devices are also covered. Students, researchers, and professionals can refer to this book.

8. “Microprocessors and Microcomputer-Based System Design” by Mohamed Rafiquzzaman

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“Microprocessors and Microcomputer-Based System Design” Book Review: This book explains the fundamental concepts of microprocessors as well the 8085 microprocessor and other 32-bit microprocessors. The basics of peripheral interfacing are introduced to explain Intel 80486/80960, Motorola 68040 microprocessors, Pentium and PowerPC microprocessors in detail. Supplementary topics like floating-point arithmetic, Program Array Logic, and flash memories are also included. The book concludes with a description of the system design concepts and the application of the design principles covered earlier to sample problems.

9. “Microcomputers And Microprocessors: The 8080, 8085, And Z-80 Programming, Interfacing, And Troubleshooting” by John Uffenbeck

“Microcomputers and Microprocessors: The 8080, 8085, and Z-80 Programming, Interfacing, and Troubleshooting” Book Review: This book explains the various hardware components of a microcomputer system and how the software controls that hardware. Examples of the Intel 8080 and 8085, and the Zilog Z-80 have been used to illustrate how to build a microcomputer, how the input and output port works, how to construct a serial interface as well as differentiate between RAM and ROM. Detailed descriptions on each of the 80×86 processor family members through the Pentium II are provided. The book also covers the V.34 28.8K and V.90 56K new modern standards, flash memory, synchronous drams, etc. Numerous schematic diagrams, lab projects, and detailed program examples have been included to illustrate common programming techniques used in software and NIM. This book is intended for electrical engineers or anyone seeking a foundation in microcomputer technology.

10. “Microprocessors And Microcomputers – Hardware And Software” by Ronald Tocci Frank Ambrosio

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“Microprocessors and Microcomputers: Hardware and Software” Book Review: This book gives a detailed introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques of microprocessors and microprocessor-based systems. The book uses the 68HC11 microprocessor as a representative example to illustrate the underlying principles and techniques involved in digital systems technology. Numerous case studies and solved problems are provided for a better understanding. Over 400 exercises are provided at the end of the chapter with varying levels of difficulties. The book is ideal for professionals in the computer technology field.

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