The PC hardware classic is back! 100,000 copies after its first publication, The Personal Computer from the Inside Out returns, completely revised, to teach you critical PC technologies and programming techniques. Every programmer needs to understand the hardware they're programming and how PC hardware and software interact. The Personal Computer from the Inside Out definitively explains just what programmers need to know about PC architectures and components, assembly language, and how PC systems manage and communicate data. Insightful and pragmatic, this book gives you a complete command of low-level PC operations and the technologies upon which current and future PC operating systems such as Windows 95(tm) will be based. This third edition of The Personal Computer from the Inside Out teaches you how PCs actually operate, how they run programs, as well as what assembly language is and how computers process it. The book clearly and comprehensively explains: Pentium and 80x86 microprocessor architectures real and protected mode assembly language programming advanced assembly language techniques such as macros, writing input/output drivers, and coupling assembly language to C motherboard system device operation PC bus systems operation and standards data communications peripheral device operation and PC memory how to interface a PC to switches, relays, A/D and D/A converters, motor controllers, servo systems, and other sensors. Loaded with practical programming techniques and working code you will use every day, The Personal Computer from the Inside Out, Third Edition, is a definitive new edition of one of the most successful books ever published on PC hardware and low-level operations. 0201626462B04062001Sargent, Murray, III is the author of 'The Personal Computer from the Inside Out: The Programmer's Guide to Low-Level PC Hardware and Software' with ISBN 9780201626469 and ISBN 0201626462.