Contact Hours: 3 hours of lecture
Instructor: Seung Woo Son
Other supplemental materials: All supplemental materials can be found on the UMass Lowell Blackboard portal (https://www.uml.edu/blackboard/). These materials include lecture slides, handouts, recordings, assignments, quizzes, and other documentation.
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an introduction to microprocessors. It uses assembly language to develop a foundation on the hardware, which executes a program. Memory and I/O interface design and programming. Study of microprocessor and its basic support components, including CPU architecture, memory interfaces and management, coprocessor interfaces, bus concepts, serial I/O devices, and interrupt control devices. Laboratories are directly related to microprocessor functions and their interfaces.
Prerequisites: EECE.2160 (ECE Application Programming), EECE.2650 (Logic Design)
Grading: Homework/Lab assignments (55%), 2 Exams (Midterm: 20%, Final: 25%)
Required or elective? This course is required for Computer Engineering majors while Electrical Engineers may use it as a technical elective.
By the end of this course, you should understand and/or be able to use all the following:
Note that below is a tentative schedule based on 14 weeks (3 meetings per week).
|1||Syllabus; Course introduction/overview; Role of ISA; data types|
|2||Data storage and addressing; MIPS ISA introduction|
|3||Data transfer instructions; Arithmetic instructions||HW1|
|4||Arithmetic instructions (cont.); Logical/shift instructions|
|5||Conditional execution; Jump and branch instructions||HW2|
|6||Function calls and stack frames|
|7||High-level concepts in assembly; midterm exam preview||HW3|
|8||Midterm exam; microcontroller peripherals overview; handling delay (timers and interrupts)||Midterm|
|9||More on interrupts; Timer functions|
|10||Analog to digital conversion|
|12||Serial transmission; UART and I2C|
|13||Microcontroller programming in C||HW5|
|14||Microcontroller programming in C|
|Final exam||During final week|