Practical guide for advanced hobbyists or design professionals
Development tools and code available on the Web
The AVR RISC Microcontroller Handbook is a comprehensive guide to designing with Atmel's new controller family, which is designed to offer high speed and low power consumption at a lower cost. The main text is divided into three sections: hardware, which covers all internal peripherals; software, which covers programming and the instruction set; and tools, which explains using Atmel's Assembler and Simulator (available on the Web) as well as IAR's C compiler.
embedded systems designers and students; hobbyists
AVR RISC Microcontroller Handbook, 1st Edition
Some Basics: Architecture, Important Terms, Numbers * Hardware Resources of the AVR Microcontroller: Architectural Overview, Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), Program and Data Memories, Peripherals, Reset and Interrupt System, Clock * Handling the Hardware Resources: Memory Addressing Modes, Instruction Set, Reset and Interrupt Handling, Watchdog Handling, Stack, Program Constructs, Defensive Programming * Development Tools: Atmel AVR Assembler and Simulator, Atmel AVR Studio, IAR Embedded Workbench EWA90, AVR Pascal from E-LAB Computers, AVR BASIC from Silicon Studio, Programmer & Evaluation Boards * Example Programs: Example Programs in AVR Assembler, Example Program in C, Example Programs in AVR BASIC * Appendix: Part Numbering Systems, Pin Configurations, Schematics of SIMMSTICK (TM) Modules, Register and Bit Definitions, Some Fundamentals to RS-232, Some Fundamentals to RS-422 and RS-485, 8-bit Intel Hex File Format, Decimal-to-Hex-to-ASCII Converter, Overview of Atmel's Application Notes & Software, Literature, Contacts