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 interrupts 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
|1.||Critically review the principles involved in embedded hardware and software design;|
|2.||Discuss the primary components in an embedded system;|
|3.||Analyse a real-time, embedded industrial control system using an embedded microcontroller with associated interface either in simulation or hardware;|
|4.||Discuss the implementation of a communications device to the embedded microcontroller application.|
|Laboratory Work||Practical Lab Assessments (3)||30%|
|Report||Lab Reports (2)||30%|
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