MSP430-based Robot Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123972965
  • ISBN-13: 9780123972965
  • DDC: 621.3916
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book provides a careful explanation of the basic areas of electronics and computer architecture, along with lots of examples, to demonstrate the interface, sensor design, programming and microcontroller peripheral setup necessary for embedded systems development. With no need for mechanical knowledge of robots, the book starts by demonstrating how to modify a simple radio-controlled car to create a basic robot. The fundamental electronics of the MSP430 are described, along with programming details in both C and assembly language, and full explanations of ports, timing, and data acquisition. Further chapters cover inexpensive ways to perform circuit simulation and prototyping.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Mechanical and Electrical Disassembly of the RC Car.
3: Beginning Electronics – Resistors, Capacitors, and Inductors.
4: Basic Electronics – Semiconductors.
5: DC Motors.
6: Inexpensive Ways to Perform Circuit Simulation.
7: Computer Logic.
8: Computer Arithmetic.
9: Introducing the MSP430 Microcontroller.
10: Getting Started with MSP430 Assembler.
11: Running Assembly Language Programs.
12: Programming the MSP430 in C.
13: System Clocking for the MSP430.
14: Parallel and Serial Input/Output Ports.
15: Timers and Counters.
16: Data Acquisition.
17: Circuit Building.
18: Using Sensors to Avoid Collisions.
19: Measuring Speed.
20: Creating High Voltage.
21: Remote Controls.
22: Troubleshooting.
23: Creating a Real-Time Operating System.
24: Putting it All Together.
Appendix – Program Listing.