Analog and Digital Circuits for Electronic Control System Applications: Using the TI MSP430 Microcontroller
Today's control system designers face an ever-increasing "need for speed” and accuracy in their system measurements and computations. New design approaches using microcontrollers and DSP are emerging, and designers must understand these new approaches, the tools available, and how best to apply them.
This practical text covers the latest techniques in microcontroller-based control system design, making use of the popular MSP430 microcontroller from Texas Instruments.
The book covers all the circuits of the system, including: · Sensors and their output signals · Design and application of signal conditioning circuits · A-to-D and D-to-A circuit design · Operation and application of the powerful and popular TI MSP430 microcontroller · Data transmission circuits · System power control circuitry
Written by an experienced microcontroller engineer and textbook author, the book is lavishly illustrated and includes numerous specific circuit design examples, including a fully tested and documented hands-on project using the MSP430 that makes use of the principles described. For students, engineers, technicians, and hobbyists, this practical text provides the answers you need to design modern control systems quickly and easily.
* Seasoned Texas Instruments designer provides a ground-up perspective on embedded control systems
* Pedagogical style provides a self-learning approach with examples, quizzes and review features
* Accompanying companion website contains source code and more!
Introductory electronics text, lacks real MSP430 instruction.
By Philip J. Taylor "philiptaylor2" - January 4, 2006
I've worked through this book thoroughly after purchasing it thru Amazon.
It is an elementary electronics text that is somehow quite dense. It serves as a somewhat abstract text on a lot of basic electronics circuits. It has the feel of a boilerplate electronics course -- things that seem to be cut and pasted out of other electronics textbooks. So for this, the information it useful, but I already have several textbooks that are both more thorough and more expertly and clearly written.
Texas Instruments (TI) recommends this book as the best reference guide to using their MSP430 microcontrollers. Unfortunately, all of the info included in this book is available online, excepting a very simple example project--a digital thermometer.
Caution: NO LINUX.
The book describes using the MSP430 only with a proprietary programming system--and at that the information on this proprietary system is actually out of date. It has been replaced with... read more
Too simplistic: 2 stars for EEs, 4-5 stars for embedded newbies
By J. LaCoss "Shikantaza" - January 9, 2007
Ever used an A-to-D? Ever programmed in assembly language? Yeah? BING! You're well past the audience this book is written for.
The format is OK, the material is clear, but I thought I was a-gonna get a book with design tricks and software that I could USE. There really isn't much of value here for the experienced designer/programmer. Oh well - I'll have to keep hunting.
If you've never built any hardware, then maybe this really IS the book for you! Well, you best read the basic electronics stuff pretty carefully. Also, I'd go get a Texas Instruments eZ430-F2013 Development Tool for 20 bucks and save the kludge-together part of the exercise: you can get up and running faster with something that actually works right outa da box, plus it comes with basic software tools.
start here with electronics
By Nader Elsrouji "Abu Rabie" - June 18, 2009
I've been facing some difficulty in physics related to electronic feild, this book clarified a lot of the electronic materials and though I'm enjoying Physics and Math more than before. I suggest this book for students in high school as well as students at university studies.
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