Microcontrollers can be found in just about everything electronic, from cars (suspension systems, anti-lock brakes, electronic seats, etc.) kitchen appliances. The 8051 is probably the most successful microcontroller on the market today. Even though it was introduced by Intel in 1980, the architecture has flourished where today there are over 20 chip manufacturers building and selling their own version of the chip. This book will introduce readers to Microcontrollers and the 8051's processor architecture and instructions. With this background, it will build the readers knowledge with over 30 experiments and 12 complete application projects.