Designed to demystify the Motorola 68000 microprocessor -- its hardware and software -- this book leads readers on an in-depth, hands-on exploration of more than 75 different applications and then guides them through the construction and programming of their own working single-board 68000 system. KEY TOPICS: Covers software details of the 68000, exception processing, data structures, programming the 68000, hardware details of the 68000, memory system design, I/O system design, advanced programming using 68000 peripherals, building a working 68000 system, and the advanced 680x0 series microprocessors. Features a Troubleshooting Techniques section in each chapter -- with real-world tips, techniques, and suggestions on how to work with various hardware and software topics. Provides a companion diskette containing all programs found in the text plus additional software -- ASM68K and EMU68K -- for emulating 68000 code on IBM compatible personal computers. For anyone interested in the hardware and software aspects of the Motorola 68000 microprocessor.Antonakos, James L. is the author of '68000 Microprocessor Hardware and Software Principles and Applications' with ISBN 9780023036170 and ISBN 0023036176.