MICROCONTROLLERS AND DIGITAL DESIGN

ELE2MDD

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers fundamental digital design using microcontrollers. An MSP430 microcontroller is used in the laboratories as an example of low-power, 16 bit microcontroller which will be programmed by students. Topics for the subject include: microprocessor architectures, assembly language, Embedded C, interfacing (both digital and analog), serial communications and memory. The course includes problem classes and laboratories which allow the students to develop and debug software in assembly and Embedded C on their own microcontroller boards.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1IEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDigital systems, principles and applications,RecommendedTocci, R. J.7TH EDN, PRENTICE HALL 1998.

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 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 - 12
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
6 assignments (2-3 pages each)In order to pass the unit students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the laboratory work.10
laboratory work (approx 1,500-words)30
one 2-hour examination60