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 three-credit course provides a continuation of the study of microprocessors begun in EECE.3170 (Microprocessors Systems Designs I). Topics include CPU architecture, memory interfaces and management, coprocessor interfaces, bus concepts, bus arbitration techniques, serial I/O devices, DMA and interrupt-controlled devices. Focus will be placed on the design, construction, and testing of dedicated microprocessor systems (static and real-time). Hardware limitations of the single-chip system will be investigated along with microcontrollers, programming for small systems, interfacing, and communications, validating hardware and software, microprogramming of controller chips, and design methods and testing of embedded systems. Laboratories are directly related to microprocessor functions and embedded system designs.
Prerequisites: EECE.3110 (Electronics I Laboratory), EECE.3170 (Microprocessors I), EECE.3650 (Electronics I)
Grading: Lab assignments (30%), 2 Exams (20% each), Course project (30%)
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, students will understand and be able to use all of the following:
Note that below is a tentative schedule based on 14 meetings.
|1||Syllabus; Introduction to embedded system design; lab tutorial; PIC uC and IDE||Chapter 2, 3|
|2||ADC (Analog to Digital Conversion), Data Acquisition and Control||Chapter 11||Lab 1 out|
|3||PIC24 pin layout; C programming; Watchdog timers, GPIO, LED/switch IO||Chapter 8|
|4||Lab session||Lab 1 due; Lab 2 out|
|5||Interrupts, timers, interrupt-driven IO||Chapter 9|
|6||Lab session||Lab 2 due; Lab 3 out|
|7||Exam #1||Project proposal due|
|8||Async or sync IO (UART, I2C, SPI)||Chapter 10||Lab 4 out|
|9||Lab session||Lab 3 due|
|10||PWM and DC motor control||Chapter 12||Project progress update due|
|11||Lab session||Lab 4 due|
|13||Advanced topics; Catch-up course project||Chapter 13|
|14||Course project presentation and demo||Project report due|