Course detail

Microprocessors and Embedded Systems

FIT-IMPAcad. year: 2018/2019

Embedded systems, introduction, applications. Microcontroller architecture. Memory subsystem. Programmers model, programming of the ARM core. Stack. Interrupt subsystem and its programming. On chip peripheral devices and their programming: system clock generator, timer, communication interface UART, IIC and SPI, analogue and digital input and output, RTC module. Programming techniques for embedded systems in C language.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  • Students are familiar with general structure of microcontrollers and with the techniques of embedded systems design.
  • Students are capable to design and debug the routines and initialization routine for each peripheral device. They are skilled in utilizing of basic debugging techniques for the application programs written in C language.

Understanding of design specificity of embedded systems using microcontrollers and techniques of application debugging.

Prerequisites

To be familiar with the structure of CPU  and other computer components, basics of electronics and machine-level programming. The basic knowledge of programming in C language.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading



Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

  • laboratory assignments with the defense
  • mid-term written examination

Exam prerequisites:
Project designing with obligatory storing  into IS and getting at least 5 points for the project.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

    Syllabus of lectures:
    1. Introduction into Embedded systems.
    2. ARM Core for microcontrollers.
    3. Memory subsystem and interrupts.
    4. Programming in C.
    5. Communication intefraces.
    6. FITkit programming.
    7. Digital inputs and outputs, ports.
    8. Timers, counters.
    9. Analogue input and output.
    10. System clock and clock generation.
    11. Power supply and power consmption of embedded systems.
    12. Practical aspects of embedded systems design.
    13. Real time system.

    Syllabus of laboratory exercises:
    1. Introduction to lab kit, serial communication.
    2. Digital input/output.
    3. Timer, PWM.
    4. Analogue input.

    Syllabus of computer exercises:
    1. Microcontroller programming.
    2. Lab kit - usage, structure, programming.
    3. Minerva Kit - how to use.
    4. Development tools for embedded systems with microcontroller.
    5. Microcontrollers' debugging interfaces.
    6. Development support for time-critical application.

    Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
    • Compulsory individual or team twelve-hour project.

Aims

To give the students the knowledge of architecture of different microcontrollers. To acquaint with performance of individual subsystems namely CPU- programming model, flash memory, timer, interrupt subsystem, communication interface, AD converter. Make students familiar with basic rules and programming techniques in a  high-level language C as well as with embedded system design.

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

Within this course, attendance on the lectures and group practice are not monitored. Laboratory practice and project are monitored.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  1. Introduction into Embedded systems.
  2. ARM Core for microcontrollers.
  3. Memory subsystem and interrupts.
  4. Programming in C.
  5. Communication intefraces.
  6. FITkit programming.
  7. Digital inputs and outputs, ports.
  8. Timers, counters.
  9. Analogue input and output.
  10. System clock and clock generation.
  11. Power supply and power consmption of embedded systems.
  12. Practical aspects of embedded systems design.
  13. Real time system.

Fundamentals seminar

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

8 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to lab kit, serial communication.
  2. Digital input/output.
  3. Timer, PWM.
  4. Analogue input.

Project

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • Compulsory individual or team twelve-hour project.

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