Author Topic: good books for a DSP and microcontroller noob  (Read 2624 times)

Brian Marshall

good books for a DSP and microcontroller noob
« on: June 23, 2007, 03:07:17 PM »
sorry... i tried the serch function and didn't find much.

I am not so much looking for a book with "projects" in it, as I am looking for a book that will provide a good basic knowledge.

I am not familliar with C++, but do remember basic pretty well.  I feel like I have a pretty logic friendly mind so learning the syntax shouldnt be a problem.  I just dont want to read a book that is just instructions without explanation.  This is why i always found EPFM so frustrating while i found practical electronics for inventors by shern a breath of fresh air (jeeze... if that doesnt tell you what a geek i am) :D

Thanks for the help.

zerohero

Re: good books for a DSP and microcontroller noob
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 11:43:49 PM »
someone else has mentioned this site on this forum, i actually ordered one of his books because i like having the physical book (how old fashioned i know) but all his stuff is online for free. hes a great teacher starts from the begining and asumes only that you have a high school level of math.

http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/pubs.html

i hope to go there after my undergrad :)

also read the stickies at the top for DSP and micro controller resources.

Brian Marshall

Re: good books for a DSP and microcontroller noob
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2007, 02:27:02 PM »
wow, lot's of stuff to digest there.  I am the same way with books though.  I like reading off of paper much better.  Reading a computer screen seems to strain the eyes after a while.  before i posted this I did read the stickied DSP thread, because that's what I'm more interested in... at least long term.  I suppose micro-controllers are probably a better way to get my feet wet, and most DSP processing is going to require some sort of microcontroller, whether integrated or not, to interface with the real world.

RaceDriver205

Re: good books for a DSP and microcontroller noob
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2007, 10:51:13 PM »
I found a good starting book for writing AVR microcontrollers with C is this:
http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Microcontrollers-Featuring-Butterfly-Compiler/dp/0976682206/ref=sr_1_1/103-6888337-4499831?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1182739054&sr=8-1
It covers the Atmel AVR microcontroller (the most popular microcontroller brand) and all the functions they supply. It also covers programming in C (beginner to intermediate level), and is full of example programs and explains how they work. It doesn't so much cover how to program an AVR in-circuit and things like that, because it uses the AVR Butterfly as its teaching aid.
I posted a PDF on programming your own AVRs in circuit a while ago here:
http://www.geocities.com/race_driver205/guide.pdf
P.S. there isn't any information on DSP here.