The Impact of the Microprocessor

  • Anthony C. Davies
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 416)


A description and explanation based mainly on the author’s personal experiences of the changes in the curriculum for electrical engineering undergraduates and in the required expertise of practising electronics engineers which occurred from the mid-1960s. The changes began with the introduction of digital system design methods, and increased with the subsequent introduction of microprocessors as widely-used programmable components, for which software design expertise was an essential part of their utilisation.


Microprocessor electrical engineering students curriculum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony C. Davies
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  1. 1.King’s College LondonKingston UniversitySurreyUK

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