MSP430-based Robot Applications [electronic resource] : a Guide to Developing Embedded Systems
- Harres, Dan
- Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (416 pages)
- Front Cover; MSP430-based Robot Applications; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; Expected reader background; The parts of a robot; Where to get help; Tools you will need; Components; 2 Mechanical and Electrical Disassembly of the RC Car; Mechanical disassembly; Electrical inspection; On/Off switch; Connections to the drive motor; Connections to the steering motor; Electrical disassembly; 3 Beginning Electronics -- Resistors, Capacitors, and Inductors; Some basic laws; Ohm's law; Kirchoff's laws; Resistors, capacitors, and inductors; Resistors; DC and AC voltages., CapacitorsInductors; Inductors in series and parallel; Electric and magnetic fields; Magnetic fields; Storing energy in capacitors and inductors; Making analog filters out of resistors, capacitors and inductors; Resistor/capacitor filters; Resistor/inductor filters; A final word about filters; Stray capacitance and inductance; Chapter wrap-up; Bibliography; 4 Basic Electronics -- Semiconductors; P-n junctions; The diode; The diode's reverse breakdown voltage; Special diodes; The bipolar transistor; NPN transistor; A side note -- ground conventions in electronics schematics., NPN transistor saturationIs a saturated transistor ever desirable?; When is it linear and when is it saturated?; The PNP transistor; Metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET); The enhancement N-channel MOSFET; The enhancement P-channel MOSFET; The operational amplifier; The non-inverting amplifier; Inverting amplifiers; Powering the op amp; Single-supply op amp power; Input and output range of the op amp; Op amps as comparators; Bandwidth and slew rate; Other constraints on op amp performance; The H-bridge; Bipolar transistor implementation of an H-bridge., Semiconductor wrap-upBibliography; 5 DC Motors; Learning by doing; Beakman's motor; How does Beakman's motor work?; Shortcomings of Beakman's motor; Improving on Beakman's motor; Improved commutation; Improving the DC motor still further; Is a DC motor also a DC generator?; So when is it a motor and when is it a generator?; Torque, force, and current; Dynamic braking; Powering the motor; Digital and analog -- definitions; The analog DC motor drive; What's a load and how do we drive a heavy one?; Disadvantages of an analog DC motor drive; The pulsewidth-modulated (PWM) DC motor drive., and Example of a PWM DC motor drivePWM power advantages; Brakeable and reversible PWM motor drive; Gears; Bibliography; 6 Inexpensive Ways to Perform Circuit Simulation; Circuit simulation history; Modern circuit simulation programs; TINA-TI; Simulations wrap-up; 7 Computer Logic; The birth of integrated circuits; The advent of logic; Boole; Shannon; Why is it called logic?; Some algebraic identities; Associativity, commutativity, and distributivity; Logic optimization; Advanced topics in computer logic; Electronic implementation of logic; A logic example -- the adder; The Exclusive-Or gate.
- 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 acquisi.
- 9780123972965 (electronic bk.)
0123972965 (electronic bk.)
- The multiple-bit adder.
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