Your complete selection and application guide! Four billion, and counting. That's the number of microcontrollers already shipped in products from toys to satellites. This much-needed reference is the first to cover all the most common types of 8-bit microcontrollers. With its from-the-bottom-up approach, this book/CD-ROM package gives you all the information you need to simplify the job of selecting the right microcontroller and writing your application. The Handbook of Microcontrollers: Introduces all common microcontrollers and explains how they work; Fully describes each microcontroller's processor architecture; Gives the instruction set for the built-in processor, with each instruction fully defined; Clarifies microcontroller features and peripherals; Shows you common methods of interfacing microcontrollers with peripheral devices and PC hosts; Provides numerous application examples with source code; CD-ROM includes the source code for each application and development tools for each microcontroller. From the basics to hands-on applications, projects, and experiments, this book gives both professionals and high-level hobbyists real tools for choosing the right microcontroller and getting the most out of it. With a wealth of comparison charts, software tools, and state-of-the-art information, this reference is one that you'll turn to again and again.