Introduction. Microcontrollers. The AVR RISC Microcontroller Architecture. The AVR Instruction Set. The AVR Hardware Design Issues. Hradware and Software Interfacing with the AVR. Communication Links for the AVR Processor. AVR System Development Tools. Protyping Techniques. AVR Project 1: Smart Dice: A Dice with an Attitude. AVR Project 2: A Morse Keyer. AVR Project 3: A Simple Dual-Channel Voltmeter. AVR Project 4: The Ubiquitous Kitchen Timer. AVR Project 5: Radio Beacon Controller. AVR Project 6: AstroDat: A Stand-Alone Data Acquisition System. AVR Project 7: Security Dongle. AVR Project 8: A Pulse Frequency Counter with an RS-232 Interface. AVR Project 9: Sa-Re-Ga Follow Me: A Musical Toy. AVR Project 10: AVR Protoboard(tm) for Nuts(tm). Ideas for Projects. Glossary. Internet Resources for the AVR.
Dhananjay V. Gadre is a scientific officer with the Instrumentation Program of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, India. He has a M.Engr. from the University of Idaho and a M.Sc. from the University of Delhi. Dhananjay's interests include computer architecture, communication networks, hardware-software co-design, programmable logic devices and Hardware Description Languages. He is a licensed radio amateur (VU2NOX). He has written articles for a number of electronics magazines, including Electronics World. He is also the author of Programming the Parallel Port: Interfacing the PC for Data Acquisition and Process Control (R&D Books, 1998).