|Many users of EdSim51 have
indicated an interest in a textbook on the 8051, based around the
simulator. This book, titled EdSim51's Guide to the
8051, is now available from Amazon.com.
Read a sample chapter (PDF) for free.
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EdSim51’s Guide to the 8051 is a comprehensive exploration of
the core of one of the world’s most popular series of 8-bit
microcontrollers. It begins with the very basic operations of any
microcontroller, then focuses on the 8051 itself, including the on-chip
timers and serial port, interrupts, parallel ports and peripheral
interfacing. All are explained in detail, with the use of many examples
screenshots of the EdSim51 simulator are embedded throughout the text,
illuminating the topic under discussion. In this way, the reader gets
to see exactly the effects a running assembly program has on the
controller’s registers and on the attached peripherals. The reader is
encouraged to download (for free) the simulator from www.edsim51.com and
try out the book’s many examples.
chapter contains many more examples in assembly, designed to exercise
the simulator’s peripherals, while the final chapter contains an
example written in C. This C program contains a driver for the HD44780
LCD module, designed for writing to the module as interfaced to the