Course detail


FSI-RMCAcad. year: 2011/2012

The course familiarizes students with applications of microprocessors used for measurements and process control. They are expected to have basic knowledge of digital circuits and elementary level of English. The students will widen their knowledge of digital circuits and their use. They will work individually with development systems for the Motorola DSP 56F800 microprocessors and develop programs in the C language. The course is focused on applications of the one-chip microcontrollers, measurement of electric and nonelectric quantities and digital control. Following courses: Robotické soustavy vyšších generací

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Practical use of microprocessors in control of mechatronic processes. Programming of microprocessor in Assembler and C language. A grasp of modern digital control methods of electric drives and robots.


Basics of digital circuits and elementary level of English language


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Motorola: DSP56F801/803/805/807 16-Bit Digital Signal Processor Users Manual
Motorola: DSP56800 16-Bit Digital Signal Procesor Family Manual, Motorola, Inc., 2003
Klíma B., Stupka R.: Mikroprocesorová technika v elektrických pohonech. Studijní opora, Elektronický text, VUT Brno - FEKT, 2004

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended laboratory exercises, passed seminar tests, and worked out an individual project.
Examination: Developing of simple program for microprocessor

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Introduction to the theory and acquiring practical skills with respect to digital circuits and microcomputers

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at laboratory exercises is compulsory, seminar tests

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-MET , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Number systems - binary system, hexadecimal system, basic operation, Boolean algebra, logic functions
2. Microprocessors, Microprocessor circuits, buses, memories
3. DSP56F800 architecture - arithmetic logic unit
4. DSP56F800 architecture - address generation unit
5. DSP56F800 architecture - program controller, interrupts system
6. Instruction set DSP 56F8000
7. C language, Linker, Program translation.
8. Periphery – I/O port, timer, PWM generator
9. Periphery – A/D converter
10. Periphery - communication interfaces of microprocessors
11. Feedback signal of speed and position sensors processing
12. Algorithms – PSD controller, 1st order higher limiting filter
13. Basics of microprocessor control of electric drives

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, safety instructions, familiarizing with the workplace
2. Development environment, microprocessor development system I.
3. Development environment, microprocessor development system II.
4. Development kit DSP56F807EVM
5. Arithmetic-logic unit.
6. Program control unit, interrupt system.
7. Address generation unit.
8. I/O port, timer.
9. A/D converter.
10. PWM generator
11. Serial communication RS232.
12. Digital measurement of speed and position
13. Working on individual project, accreditation