Simplified Digital Automation with Microprocessors explores the utilization of simple digital circuits as building blocks in structures to create very powerful systems through the programmable operation of the microprocessor. This 10-chapter introductory book focuses on a class of automated processes with predictable results and is consequent to the specific design of the systems.
The introductory chapters deal with the management of information and processes, from familiar decimal arithmetic to less familiar arithmetic of binary numbers. This topic is followed by discussions on the use of electrical and electronic mechanization of systems and the selection and classification of the most frequently used circuits. Considerable chapters are devoted to other parts of the operating systems, such as the arithmetic logic unit, microprocessors, interface devices, and auxiliary circuits. The concluding chapter provides an exercise in the design of a complete digitally automated system with specific function and structure. This text outlines the steps in the design process.
This text will be useful to readers who are not already familiar with computer technology.