This updated edition continues to provide readers with the background needed to understand and use any 8-bit microcontrollers, specifically the very popular Motorola 68HC11 and 68HC12. Covering a wide range of topics, at a wide range of levels, it serves as a guide to real-time control software and interfacing, and concentrates on applications throughout-- encouraging hands-on practice using computer simulation or an evaluation board. It starts at an introductory level, explaining the applications and origins of microcontrollers; then develops a programmer's view of the machine; and finally covers machine hardware and how to connect it to the outside world. An excellent collection of appendices provides easy reference. This book is an excellent guide and reference for interested amateurs and experienced users of microcontrollers.Spasov, Peter is the author of 'Microcontroller Technology The 68Hc11' with ISBN 9780130195791 and ISBN 0130195790.