Embedded Microcontroller Design

This course is no longer offered


CMPE Degree: This course is for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Computer Systems and Software

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Prerequisites: ECE 2031/20X2 and (ECE 3040 or ECE 3055/3056 or CS 3240 or CS 3510) [all ECE courses min C]

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

Design, implement, and debug embedded microcontroller systems. Develop code; understand underlying assembly code instructions and addressing modes. Use ADC, timers, and other resources.

Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

1. Introduction to C programming of a microcontroller via the modification of template code

2. CPU structure, instruction set, addressing modes examined and understood via disassembled C code

3. Sleep and idle modes for low-power operation

4. Interrupt operation and options

5. Internal microcontroller resources and their use
a. Clock sources
b. Watchdog timer
c. Timer/counters
d. Analog-to-digital converter
e. Input capture
f. Output compare
g. Data EEPROM
h. Serial peripheral interface
i. I2C interface

6. Typical external resources
a. LCD
b. Potentiometer
c. Rotary pulse generator
d. Accelerometer
e. Stepper motor
f. Temperature sensor