Circuits are provided for simple testing tools, and three experimental boards - which can also be purchased ready-made.
A huge range of applications are considered, turning the PC into a flexible core of a variety of systems. External devices considered include opto-isolator drivers, power drivers, LED drivers, relay drivers, special driver ICs, and methods of driving opto-isolated zero-crossing solid state relays, stepper motors, sound generating devices and displays. Ways of gathering information from the outside world are given, as well as connection to digital devices, remote control and digital communication.
As well as teaching in this field, Pei An has written numerous articles for magazines such as Electronics World and Electronics Today International.
- A hands-on guide to exploring your PC's input/output ports
- Covers the hardware and software aspects of interfacing
- An exciting project-based approach to an important subject area