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Art of Electronics, the
Horowitz and Hill
Second Edition
Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge
Hardback: ISBN: 0-521-37095-7
This is probably the book on electronics.
"I've hunted high and low for good electronics textbooks.This one is the best, bar none. No extraneous math, lotsof insider's information ... and a huge range of topics coveredclearly and thoroughly. So well written that I've haddifficulty putting it down!"
CoEvolution Quarterly

Programming of Microcontrollers with Ease:
An Introduction by Program Examples
ISBN: 1-58112-671-9
Published by Universal Publishers/ (2001) ^ Claus Kuhnel at uPUBLISH
Describes programming 8051 and AVR microcontroller by this comfortable but inexpensive tool.BASCOM-8051 and BASCOM-AVR are development environments built around a powerful BASIC compiler.Both are suited for project handling and program development for the 8051 family and its derivatives as well as for the AVR microcontrollers from Atmel.

Controlling the World With Your PC
Paul Bergsman
Basic theory and projects using PC ports for motor, switch and sensor control.

CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae
William H. Beyer (Editor)
CRC Press

Discrete Time Signal processing
Alan V. Oppenheim, Ronald W. Schaefer.
Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-216771-9 .
General introduction into DSP usage.

Electronics, A Systems Approach
Neil Storey
ISBN: 0-201-17558-4 , about $30
Assumes you know the basics. Covers what to do with what you know.The ins/outs. Practical Applications and why things work (verses how).

Engineering Digital Design
Richard F. Tinder
Academic Press, about 199911
ISBN: 0126912955 , about $80

Master Handbook of IC* Circuit Applications, the

3rd ed.
Horn, Delton T.
Published: May 1997
Paperback, about $35, ISBN: 0070305633
Hardcover, about $45, ISBN: 0070305625

Master IC* Cookbook, the

3rd ed.
Horn, Delton T.
Published: Mar 1997
About $35
ISBN: 007030565X

Mechanical Devices For the Electronics Experimenter
Britt Rorabaugh
McGraw Hill, 1995
Design of gears, belts, levers, pulleys, motors, solenoids, springs,ratchets, hydraulics, and the circuits to control them.

Microcontroller Beginner's Handbook
Lawarence Duarte, Prompt Pub (Sams), 1996
General intro and several PIC (non-robot) beginner projects.

Microcontroller Cookbook
Mike James
Published by Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication date: 19971104
ISBN: 0750627018

Microcontroller Idea Book, the
Jan Axelson <>
Lakeview Research, 1994
One of the better project books for the Intel 8052.Includes motor control and wireless communication.
Jan Zumwalt <>
The example circuits and programs are based on the the 8052-BASIC chipand there is a lot of material on programming in BASIC52.
This book is very useful even if you use a standard 8051 part.
Lots of different interfacing ideas including:Sensors, motors, LEDs, LCDs, wireless links and a LOT more.
Russ Hersch


Microcontrollers and Microcomputers: Principles of Software and Hardware Engineering
Fredrick M. Cady,
Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN: 0-19-511008-0
For more information email:Marcy Levine <> or Fredrick M. Cady <>
A web site supporting this text with more information

Microcontrollers: Architecture, Implementation and Programming
Hitz, Kenneth and Tabak, Daniel
McGraw-Hill Inc. 1992

Microprocessor-based design
By Michael Slater
About 1992
I think all of you hungry for information on hardware design should know about a book.It's called "Microprocessor-based design" by Michael Slater andI think it's a hell of a good book.I got my copy from a friend who got it from a computer book club.Sorry, I loosed contact with him, so I can't tell anything better.The book covers almost every topic I can think of in hardware designand classifies them by chapter.All the textual explanation of the 765 and 179X chips is in there,for example, in the "MASS STORAGE" chapter.
It also includes other chapters:
  • Displays: (LCDS, LEDS, CRTS, gas discharge, plasma, etc. )
  • Input devices: (Touch-sensitive screens, diferent types of pushbuttons,light pen, mouse, tracballs, etc. )
  • Data comunications: Asynchronous, synchronous, parallel, RS-232, RS-485,RS-422, IEEE488 or GPIB, etc.
  • Multiprocessor designs: Diferent ways to interconnect and differentpossible architectures.
In every case, tips on what are the weaknesses and strong points ofeach possible selection is given.I got the book about 4 years and I REALLY LOVED IT since the very begining.It still is a very good source of both theory and practical information.I think a must in any microprocessor crazed guy's bookshelf.
And, I am just someone who bought and read the book (no bussiness here.)
Benhail Acosta Mejia ( ?)
Hector Saint-Hilaire
Dominican Republic

Numerical Recipes in C
William H. Press, et al
Cambridge University Press

Numerical Software Tools in C
James Kempf
Prentice-Hall, 1987

Numerical Techniques
Don Morgan
M&T Books
ISBN: 1-55851-232-2

POSIX.4: Programming for the Real World
Bill O. Gallmeister
O'Reilly and Associates
ISBN: 1-56592-074-0

Programming Microcontrollers in C
Ted Van Sickle
ISBN: 1878707140
For the HC05, HC11, and HC16 processors.

Safety-Critical Computer Systems
Neil Storey
Addison-Wesley, 1996
ISBN: 0-201-42787-7

Single- and Multiple-Chip Microcomputer Interfacing
G.L. Lipovski
Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632
ISBN: 0-13-810557-x 025 {Prentice-Hall Ed.}
ISBN: 0-13-810573-1
Laboratory Manual:
ISBN: 0-13-811605-9

Steuer- und Regelungstechnik mit Single-Chip-Mikroprozessoren
Michael Rose
Huethig Buch Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg
ISBN: 3-7785-2063-6
Mit Softwarebeispiele Cross-Assembler Diskette und Leiterplatte

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics
Stan Gibilisco.
Tab Books (McGraw Hill)
ISBN: 0-8306-4133-5
About $25.
Covers DC, AC (in depth) and Basic Electronics. Heavy math. Great introductory text.
The "Hamburger" Book

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