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Title

Embedded Microcontrollers Applications

Code

EO338

Level

6

Credit rating

20

Pre
-
requisites

Normal entry requirements

Type of module

Double module, delivered over two semesters

Aims

The aim of the module is to help students understand the issu
es of, and
gain skills in, the embedding of microcontroller technology into suitable
applications.

Learning
outcomes/objectives

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Design suitable microcontroller programmes, microcontrolle
r circuits and
interfaces;

2. Integrate appropriate microcontrollers into realistic applications.


Content

The content of the module will include:

Microcontroller Technology

• Microcontroller software and hardware architecture;

• Program design for microc
ontroller applications;

• Sensor and actuator interfacing.

Integration.

• Design and build of microcontroller and electronic interface circuits

• Real
-
time programs


Teaching and
learning strategies

The module will consist of lectures, tutorials and compu
ter workshops and
will deliver the learning outcomes through three stages which cover similar
concepts but increase in complexity beginning with digital I/O using LED’s
and switches. The second stage uses a specific but more complex
assignment than stage o
ne, students build hardware and software for this
individual assignment. The third stage allows students to individually
develop their own application (both hardware and software) and make
informed design choices.

Learning support

Notes and additional ma
terial will be available on the student intranet. There
are a range of Microcontrollers books in the library which are suitable for
this module, e.g. Martin Bates, (2004), PIC Microcontrollers: An introduction
to Microelectronics, 2nd Ed , Newnes (an impri
nt of Butterworth
-
Heinemann
Ltd ), ISBN 0 7506 6267 0.

In addition the course will make extensive use of the software called
“MPLAB IDE” which is available free from www.microchip.com

Many application notes are available free from www.microchip.com as well

as numerous other 3rd
-
party designs, tutorials and design advice.


Allocation of study
hours to activities


KIS CATEGORY/
Activity

type

Study hours

%

CATEGORY:
SCHEDULED

Type:
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, project
supervision, demonstrations, practical

classes and workshops, supervised time in
workshop/ studio, fieldwork, external visits,
work
-
based learning


Tutorial


52
hr
s


26
%

CATEGORY:
GUIDED INDEPENDENT
STUDY

Type:
Independent study including wider
reading/ practice, follow
-
up work,
completion
of assessment tasks, revision
etc


I
ndependent study

-

148

hr
s


74
%

CATEGORY:
PLACEMENT
*

Type:
Learning away from the University
that is not a year abroad or work
-
based
learning



Assessment tasks

KIS CATEGORY/
Activity

type

Further
%



Type of assessment
tasks

Summative
assessment tasks
whi
ch lead to the
award of credit or
which are required for
progression
(expressed as a %)



details

CATEGORY:
WRITTEN

Type:
Written exam
/ test (inc. in
-
class test)



CATEGORY:
COURSEWORK

Type:
Written assignment/ es
say, report,
dissertation, portfolio, project output





CATEGORY:
PRACTICAL

Type:
Oral assessment and presentation,
practical skills assessment



CATEGORY: VARIES

Type:
Set exercises assessing application
of knowledge, analytical, problem
-
solving or
evaluative skills


Set exercises


100%

Assessment tasks


100% Coursework consisting of (for both LO1 and LO2):

Individual demonstrations, brief report and viva
-
voce examination. These
three forms of assessment are applied to the assignments in stages two

and three. Since there is potentially a lot of overlap

Brief description of
module content
and/or aims
(maximum 80 words)

This module introduces the knowledge and skills required to make design
choices in the domain of microcontroller based functionalit
y. It delivers
fundamental concepts and tools to support, design and build
microcontrollers into relevant applications.

Area examination
board to which
module relates

Division of Engineering and Product Design Examination Board

Module
team/authors/coord
i
nator

Dr C. Garrett (module leader)

Semester offered,
where appropriate

1

Site where delivered


Date of first approval

January 2009

Date of last revision

January 2012

Date of approval of
this version

July 2012

Version number

4

Replacement for
previ
ous module

n/a

Field for which
module is
acceptable and
status in that field


Course(s) for which
module is
acceptable and
status in that course

BSc (Hons) Electronic Engineering
-

Compulsory

School home

Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

External
examiner

Dr Khaled Hayatleh (October 2011)