Course detail

Microprocessor Techniques and Embedded Systems

FEKT-BMPTAcad. year: 2015/2016

Course is focused to microprocessor technique and to the usage of the technique in embedded systems. Students become familiar with the digital technique, especially with the synchronous systems. Further, course is focused to 8-bit microcontrollers programing in assembly language and to the design of microprocessors control systems. Students get practical experiences with individual parts of the microprocessors' systems. Part of the course is the programing in C language and its application for n-bit microcontrollers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate is able: (a) memorize and describe the basic parts of microprocessors systems, (b) design an embedded device, controlled by a n-bit microcontroller, (c) verify the microprocessors systems function, (d) analyse the computing demands of the digital signal processing algorithms, (e) program the basic algorithms of control technique in assembly language and in C language, (f) use microprocessor devices.


Fundamentals of digital technique (conbinational and sequential systems) and programing in C language are the pre-requisites.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

FRÝZA, T. Mikroprocesorová technika a embedded systémy. Přednášky [online]. 2011 [cit. 2015-11-24]. Dostupné z eLearningových stránek předmětu. (CS)
Atmel Corporation. 8-bit Microcontroller ATmega16 [online]. 2007 [cit. 2013-06-13]. Dostupné z: (EN)
Atmel Corporation. 8-bit AVR Instruction Set [online]. 2010 [cit. 2013-06-13]. Dostupné z: (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and computer laboratories with AVR development boards. Students have to defense one group project during the course. All learning materials are available via eLearning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Individual project during semester (30 points), final exam (70 points).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to microprocessor techniques.
2. Instruction set of microcontrollers.
3. Programming of microcontrollers.
4. Programming of microcontrollers.
5. Communication via address, data and control buses.
6. Microcontrollers programming in C language.
7. Display devices and analog signal conversion.
8. Serial communication.
9. Digital representation in microprocessor technique.
10. Semiconductor memories.
11. Increasing of processors' performance.
12. Introduction to digital signal processors.
13. Architecture and programming of x86 processors.

Computer exercises:
1. Using of LED diodes.
2. Subroutines, macros.
3. Interrupt routines.
4. Internal timer/counter, PWM signal generation.
5. Programming in C language, interrupt routines.
6. Communication with display.
7. Analog signal conversion.
8. Serial communication.
Individual project


The aim of the course is to present the fundamentals of the microprocessor devices and to present the practical approaches of embedded systems design, including the evaluation of firmwares.

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

Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-B Bachelor's

    branch B-EST , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer