Microprocessor Techniques and Embedded Systems
FEKT-CMPTAcad. year: 2017/2018
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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
FRYZA, T. Microprocessor Techniques and Embedded Systems. Lectures [online]. 2011 [cit. 2015-11-24]. Available at eLearning web pages. (EN)
Atmel Corporation. 8-bit Microcontroller ATmega16 [online]. 2007 [cit. 2013-06-13]. Available: http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc2466.pdf. (EN)
Atmel Corporation. 8-bit AVR Instruction Set [online]. 2010 [cit. 2013-06-13]. Available: http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc0856.pdf. (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
1. Number representations.
2. Programming in C language.
3. Introduction to microprocessor techniques.
4. Interrupt routines.
5. Basic display devices.
6. Analog signal processing.
7. Serial communication.
8. Instruction set of microcontrollers 1.
9. Instruction set of microcontrollers 2.
10. Increasing computing capabilities.
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.