Credit points: 15
In this subject you will focus on the real-world application of microcontrollers to perform task-specific functions. Design architectures include systems based on 8-bitmicro-controllers through to 64-bit processors. Topics include RISC/CIS architectures, parallel architectures, hardware design, power management and embedded software considerations. The course includes practical applications and laboratory sessions that allow you to develop programs in C and assembly and run these programs on embedded systems.
SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesStudents develop practical based skills via a weekly laboratory using an embedded processor development board. Assignments and the central administered exam cover theoretical and design-based skills.
Prerequisites ELE2MDD or Admission into SMELE or SMENE or SMENM
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlex Stumpf
Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Asynchronous online lecture
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Eight Laboratory Design Tasks (2000 words total)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across weekly laboratory classes
|Practical demonstration||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
3 written assignments (1500 words total)Written design tasks covering major topics within the subject. One assignment is an essay.
|Assignment||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
One 2 hour written examination (2000 words)
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|