Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 3
Target Students: 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and postgraduate students on courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: or equivalent
|H61ICP||Introduction to Computer Engineering|
Summary of Content: Architectures for embedded programmable digital electronics; operation of a microcontroller and its programming; assembly language directives and instructions; interfacing of microcontrollers; embedded peripherals and interrupts in microcontrollers; communications for embedded computing; special features of microcontrollers (the above items are based on the PIC16 microcontroller family); various microcontroller families; introduction to larger scale embedded systems.
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Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
|Workshop||11 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||70||There will be one two hour exam, 40% of this is based on multiple choice questions, 40% based on compulsory regular questions and 20% based on one optional question selected from the two on offer.|
|Coursework 1||30||The coursework involves programming of a PIC16 microcontroller in assembly and C languages. Individual report of around 5 pages including tables, graphs and technical diagrams; electronic submission of the developed codes.|
Dr R Light
Education Aims: Introduce principal generic and distinctive features of embedded computing, and develop practical skills in designing firmware for PIC16 microcontrollers
By the end of the module students should be able to:
Offering School: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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