This unit introduces students to in depth study of embedded systems focusing on microcontrollers, embedded programming techniques and embedded system design. Hardware content will cover microcontroller peripherals e.g.,memory, timers, analogue to digital convertors (ADC), pulse width modulation (PWM), standard communication with external devices e.g., USART, SPI, I2C. Software programming techniques such as polling and interupts will be introduced. Project and lab work will be used to illustrate embedded systems design techniques, while case study examples will illustrate state of the art applications such as Internet of Things, industrial automation, and robotics.
NEE2106 - Computer Programming for Electrical Engineers or
|1.||Critically review the principles involved in embedded hardware and software design;|
|2.||Discuss the primary components in an embedded systems;|
|3.||Implement a real-time, embedded industrial control system using an embedded microcontroller with associated interface;|
|4.||Implement an communications device to the embedded microcontroller application.|
|Laboratory Work||Three Laboratory Based Problem Solving Session Reports (1500 words each)||30%|
|Presentation||Oral (Group presentation of 20 minutes)||20%|
|Project||Two Project Team Reports (3000 words each)||50%|
Embedded System Design: Embedded Systems Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems,
Marwedel, P. 2011.
Data Communication and Networking, 5th ed.
Forouzan. B., Fagan. S. C., 2012.
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