ECE 36200 - Microprocessor Systems and InterfacingLecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4 Professional Attributes
Advanced EE Selective
Upper Level Lab
Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring
ECE 27000 Minimum Grade of C and (CS 15900 or ENGR 11700)
Requisites by Topic:
Prerequisites: High level language programming fundamentals, digital systems design fundamentals, familiarity with hardware description languages (e.g., ABEL) and programmable logic devices (PDSs).
An introduction to microcontroller instruction sets, assembly language programming, microcontroller interfacing, microcontroller peripherals, and embedded system design.
Nature of Design Experience: Through the completion of homework exercises, laboratory experiments, and an Embedded System Design Mini-Project, students will learn how to design, implement, and test a microcontroller-based embedded system.
- Embedded Systems with ARM Cortex-M Microcontrollers in Assembly Language and C, 3rd Edition, Yifeng Zhu, E-Man Press LLC, 2017, ISBN No. 978-0-98226926-6-0.
Recommended Text(s): None.
Learning Outcomes:A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
- an ability to program a microcontroller to perform various tasks. 
- an ability to interface a microcontroller to various devices. [1,2,6]
- an ability to effectively utilize microcontroller peripheral. 
- an ability to design and implement a microcontroller-based embedded system. [1,4,5]
|3||Module 1: Microcontroller Programming. Introduction to microcontrollers, ARM architecture and programming model, assembly instructions, assembly programming, embedded C.|
|3||Module 2: Microcontroller Interfacing: General-purpose I/O, interrupts and exceptions, bus timing analysis, hardware abstraction layer.|
|4||Module 3: Microcontroller Peripherals. Timer module (TIM), analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), digital-to-analog conversion (DAC), pulse width modulation (PWM), asynchronous serial communication (UART), serial peripheral interface (SPI), inter-integrated circuit interface (I2C), IC-to-IC sound interface (I2C).|
|4||Module 4: Embedded System Design. Mini-Project overview, printed circuit board layout, external interfacing, discrete components, power supply design, soldering and assembly, IoT case study, reliability and safety, legal and regulatory requirements.|
|1||Mini-Project demos, Spark Challenge Design Showcase.|
|0||Getting started lab introduction|
|4||Timing and Interrupts|
|5||Fundamentals of Embedded C|
|LP1||Midterm Lab Practical Exam|
|7||Pulse Width Modulation|
|8||Hardware Abstraction Layer|
|9||Asynchronous Serial Communication (UART)|
|10||Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)|
|LP2||Final Lab Practical Exam|
|MP||Mini-Project (two weeks)|
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