Parallel Port Complete book is for programmers, hardware designers and anyone who uses the PCs parallel port to communicate with printers and other peripheral devices. The tips, tools and examples in this complete reference will save time, spark new ideas for your own projects, and help you make maximum use of all the ports abilities, including the new high-speed, bi-directional modes. Parallel Port Complete book serves as a practical, hands-on guide to all aspects of the parallel port. Parallel Port Complete book covers hardware and software, including how to design external circuits that connect to the port, as well as how to write programs to control and monitor the port, including both the original and improved port designs. Parallel Port Complete book covers all the ports modes, including the original Centronics-compatible interface and the later Byte, EPP and ECP modes. In addition to explaining what each mode can do and how it accomplishes it, the author Jan Axelson has shown how to select and use each mode on a PC.