EMBEDDED PROCESSORS

ELE5FEM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will focus on the real-world application of microcontrollers to perform task-specific functions. Design architectures include systems based on 8-bit micro-controllers through to 64-bit processors. Topics include RISC/CISC architectures, parallel architectures, hardware design, power management and embedded software considerations. The course includes practical applications and laboratory sessions that allow students to develop programs in C and assembly and run these programs on embedded systems. The laboratory work focuses on C applications for a Z8 encore microcontroller which is the microcontroller examined in detail in lectures.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE2MDD or Admission into SMELE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply embedded programming techniques for the Z8 embedded processor.

Activities:
essentially first 4 weeks covers introduction to the Z8 processor and programming essentials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Design embedded hardware systems and explain their use.

Activities:
4 weeks lectures, classroom exercises and assignments. Discussion in practice classes and orals for lab classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

03. Write algorithms for resource limited processors.

Activities:
lectures and assignment, some laboratory work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

04. Program functionality of the embedded peripherals to use all the embedded processor features.

Activities:
some introductory lectures, then the 8 laboratory classes with various exercises and questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Perform a literature review and write an essay to demonstrate a deeper understanding of embedded processors

Activities:
Essay topics and literature sources will be discussed in lectures. An example of what is expected will also be presented and discussed in lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Laboratories (approx 2000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
4 assignments (1500 words total)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2 hour written examination (approx 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04