Programming and Customizing the Multicore Propeller Microcontroller: The Official Guide

Programming and Customizing the Multicore Propeller Microcontroller: The Official Guide


By (author) Parallax

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  • Publisher: TAB Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 30mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071664505
  • ISBN 13: 9780071664509
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 194,501

Product description

The Only Official Guide to the Parallax Multicore Propeller Microcontroller Written by a team of Propeller experts, this authoritative guide shows you how to realize your design concepts by taking full advantage of the multicore Propeller microcontroller's unique architecture. The book begins with a review of the Propeller hardware, software, and Spin language so you can get started right away. Programming and Customizing the Multicore Propeller Microcontroller: The Official Guide is filled with a wide variety of step-by-step, hands-on projects. Put your ideas into production when you learn how to: Debug code for multiple cores Understand how the Propeller interacts with different sensors Wirelessly network Propeller chips Build a balancing robot and control it with computer vision Develop networking applications using an off-the-shelf Ethernet chip Create a portable multivariable GPS tracking and data logging device Use the Propeller as a remote virtual peripheral for media applications Create a Propeller-powered HVAC green house model Synthesize speech with the Propeller Experience more of the process at

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Parallax, Inc., a privately held company,designs and manufactures microcontroller development toolsand small single-board computers that are used by electronicengineers, educational institutions, and hobbyists.

Table of contents

About the Authors; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Propeller Chip Multicore Microcontroller; Chapter 2. Introduction to Propeller Programming; Chapter 3. Debugging Code for Multiple Cores; Chapter 4. Sensor Basics and Multicore Sensor Examples; Chapter 5. Wirelessly Networking Propeller Chips; Chapter 6. DanceBot, a Balancing Robot; Chapter 7. Controlling a Robot with Computer Vision; Chapter 8. Using Multicore for Networking Applications; Chapter 9. Portable Multivariable GPS Tracking and Data Logger; Chapter 10. Using the Propeller as a Virtual Peripheral for Media Applications; Chapter 11. The HVAC Green House Model; Chapter 12. Synthesizing Speech with the Propeller; Appendix A. Propeller Language Reference; Appendix B. Unit Abbreviations; Index