Embedded Processors 2 ENG2029
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course provides an introduction into the functioning and programming of embedded microcontrollers and their peripherals.
2 lectures weekly
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Recommended Entry Requirements
20% Course Work
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aims of this course are to:
■ provide an introduction to embedded systems and applications;
■ gain knowledge of the operating principles of microcontrollers and to understand the functional interactions between software and hardware peripherals in embedded systems;
■ expose the student to fundamental problems and operating principles of typical embedded systems;
■ gain knowledge and experience on adequate programming skills relevant to embedded systems.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ program an HCS08 microcontroller in C, assembly and machine language;
■ use and interface with the hardware peripherals of the microcontroller correctly;
■ construct paced loops, by hardware and software methods;
■ appreciate the difference between polling and interrupt driven programming;
■ use different data representations, such as ASCII and BCD;
■ use fixed point arithmetic to perform simple operations;
■ write and debug interrupt handlers, both in assembly and in C;
■ use serial, SPI or I2C protocols to interface with off-chip peripherals.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.
Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.
Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.
Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.