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EE10140: Microprocessors and interfacing

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 60%, EX 40%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 60%)
  • Examination (EX 40%)
Supplementary Assessment:
EE10140F Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the design and build of embedded digital systems.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students will be able to:
* understand the principles of digital design and interfacing;
* program a device using assembly code and a high-level language;
* use an IDE for the development cycle;
* demonstrate practical digital electronics skills by designing, building and testing an embedded system.

Skills:
Application of the information, techniques and methods discussed in the lectures to solving engineering problems, microprocessor applications and digital circuits. Taught, facilitated and tested.

Content:
Introduction to PICS and microprocessor architectures: registers, ALU, registers, control unit, buses. Types of connections to devices for input/output. The development cycle. Using an IDE. Programming in assembly code and a high-level language such as C. Compiling and machine code. Interrupts, timers, subroutines. Use of active pull-up, open-collector and 3-state output structures. Input and output using ports. Serial and parallel interfaces. Interfacing the PIC to digital devices: memory, ADC, DAC, displays. Practical work: group project programming and interfacing a PIC to implement a simple embedded system.

Programme availability:

EE10140 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
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