Micro Computer Systems, 6 credits (TNE097)

Mikrodatorsystem, 6 hp

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Qin-Zhong Ye

Director of studies or equivalent

Adriana Serban

Available for exchange students

Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEN Electronics Design Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Norrköping o

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Electronics Design Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic knowledge in analog and digital electronics, basic C programming skills

Intended learning outcomes

After the course students should be able to:

  • explain how microcomputers work from program in cooperation to hardware
  • manage a development system to write C/C++ program and simple assembly for I/O ports, timers, A/D-converters and communication interfaces
  • construct and use classes in C++
  • use interrupt with different priorities to handle real time events
  • use microprocessors to communicate with various sensors
  • connect several processors in a system
  • implement different algorithms to utilize available hardware resources

Course content

Microcontroller architecture, memory maps, I/O ports, timers, A/D-converter, communication interface and interrupt (sources and priority). Connection of different circuits such as keyboards, sensors for temperature and IR and CF-memory. Connecting processors together in a system with different buses such as serial, I2C, SPI and USB. C/C++ programming language. Classes and objects in C++. Standard Library in C++ and other program libraries. Object-oriented analysis and design of programs. Simple assembly for time critical applications.

Teaching and working methods

Education in form of lectures/lessons and laboratory work


LAB1Laboratory workU, G3 credits
KTR1On written testU, 3, 4, 53 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Adriana Serban


Qin-Zhong Ye

Course website and other links


Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h

Course literature

Additional literature


Additional literature


LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 3 credits
KTR1 On written test U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits

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