EMBEDDED PROCESSORS

ELE5FEM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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/CISCarchitectures, parallel architectures, hardware design, power management andembedded software considerations. The course includes practical applicationsand laboratory sessions that allow you to develop programs in C andassembly and run these programs on embedded systems.

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 or SMENE or SMENM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate and implement programming techniques in order to design an embedded processor system.

Activities:
Practical exercises undertaken in structured laboratory sessions. Tutorial designed to encourage discussion, exploration of concepts Lectures which include involving students in conversation via questions-response to reinforce knowledge and its application

02. Investigate embedded hardware systems concepts and analyse their applications.

Activities:
Practical exercises undertaken in structured laboratory sessions. Tutorial designed to encourage discussion, exploration of concepts Lectures which include involving students in conversation via questions-response to reinforce knowledge and its application

03. Demonstrate the ability to design and write algorithms for resource limited processors.

Activities:
Practical exercises undertaken in structured laboratory sessions. Tutorial designed to encourage discussion, exploration of concepts Lectures which include involving students in conversation via questions-response to reinforce knowledge and its application

04. Analyse and implement embedded processor features to demonstrate the capacity to design program functionality of embedded peripherals.

Activities:
Practical exercises undertaken in structured laboratory sessions. Tutorial designed to encourage discussion, exploration of concepts Lectures which include involving students in conversation via questions-response to reinforce knowledge and its application

05. Demonstrate an ability to write logically focused essay which applies theoretical concepts of embedded processors and their applications, supported by discipline specific academic referencing and basic rules of grammar.

Activities:
Students will perform a literature review and write an essay. Essay topics and literature sources will be discussed in lectures. An example of what is expected will also be presented and discussed in lectures.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, 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*
Eight Laboratory Design Tasks (2000 words total)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across weekly laboratory classes30 01, 02, 03, 04
4 written assignments (1500 words total)Written design tasks covering major topics within the subject. One assignment is an essay.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2 hour written examination (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04