This book provides a comprehensive look into the architecture, programming, and interfacing of the microcontroller. Using the Microchip PIC18 family as a reference, it explains the architecture of the computer and the PIC18 microcontroller, discusses how to program in both assembly and in C-language, and then provides a solid discussion of interfacing, complete with a diverse set of examples. Unique to the book is its goal to introduce and explain as many devices as possible and show many complete system applications. All programs from the book are included on the accompanying CD-ROM and problems and examples further one' s proficiency in microcontroller interfacing, programming, and system design. Uses the newest 8-bit microcontroller available from Microchip because of its universality (i.e. what is learned about this family is applicable to the earlier families of microcontrollers from PIC as well as other microcontrollers from other manufacturers). Provides a complete look at microcontroller programming in both assembly language and in C-language. Covers more devices and interfacing examples than other books. Includes timing and details of interfacing to common electronic components. Offers examples of interfaces such as display devices, switches and keypads, motors, solenoids, relays, sensors, interrupts, infra-red remote controls, bar code readers and more. Includes coverage of interfacing with the USB and the CAN and illustrated example applications. Valuable to the experienced practitioner as a reference and to the hobbyist interested in learning about microcontrollers.Brey, Barry B. is the author of 'Applying Pic18 Microcontrollers Architecture, Programming and Interfacing Using C and Assembly', published 2007 under ISBN 9780130885463 and ISBN 0130885460.