Project with Microcontroller, 8 credits (TSIU51)

Mikrodatorprojekt, 8 hp

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Michael Josefsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IDAT Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping v
6IELK Engineering Electronics, B Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Electronics, B 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.

Prerequisites

Switching Theory and Logical Design, Computer Hardware and Architecture

Intended learning outcomes


This project will provide practical knowledge and skills in the use of a microcontroller in digital systems. The projects are carried out in small project groups.
After the course you should be able to:

  • (i) Design with microprocessor-based hardware
  • (ii) Program a computer system with assembly language
  • (iii) Make calculations using binary arithmetic and digital logic
  • (iv) Use analog components in the digital environment
  • (v) Construct a small computer with a microcontroller and peripherals
  • (vi) Troubleshoot software and hardware
  • (vii) Read, understand and use data sheets
  • (viii) Use the processor's input and output devices
  • (ix) Contribute to the discussion and problem solving in a project
  • (x) Write a simple specification for the final product
  • (xi) Give substantial input into the final report
  • (xii) Project documentation, reporting and presentation to larger group
  • (xiii) Use Swedish language in a technical documentary context
  • (xiv) Work in a team
  • (xv) Economise with available resources.

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Course content

Design methodology:

  • Modern development and simulation environment.
  • Microcontrollers.
  • Digital electronics.
  • Analog Electronics.
  • Input and output devices.
  • Assembly programming.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Data sheets.
Project report:
  • Documentation of the design.
  • Linguistic aspects of speech and writing.
  • Rhetoric.
  • Intercultural communication.
  • Layout.
  • Genres and linguistic correctness.
  • Body language.
  • Argumentative or informative presentation.
  • Impromptu exercises.
  • Writing exercises.
  • Presentation of the report.

Teaching and working methods

The course includes 5 lectures, 2 laborations and a project. The lectures contain the hardware to be used and some basic analogue electronics.
The project is performed in a team of students. Each team will choose a design task from a list. The project then entails the construction of a microcontrollerbased unit including both hardware and software, from a given specification to the finished product. The programming language is assembler. The project shall be documented in a report. In connexion with the project scientific articles concerning projects and/or programming shall be studied. One supervisor is allotted to each group. Necessary components, computers and instruments will be available to the participants. The course finishes with a number of compulsary seminars where all project groups presents the resulting units. Parallell to the project there will be a number of lectures. The technical aspects of the report is allowed to be completed during the following period. A concluding reflexion document shall be written.

Examination

UPG1Assignment - CommunicationU, G2 credits
PRA2Project workU, G6 credits
Grades are given as ‘Fail’ or ‘Pass’.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Other information

Supplementary courses: Microcomputer, Project Laboratory

Department

Institutionen för systemteknik

Director of Studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson

Examiner

Michael Josefsson

Course website and other links

http://www.isy.liu.se/edu/kurs/TSIU51/

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 24 h
Recommended self-study hours: 189 h

Course literature

Kompendium utgivet av institutionen. Per Foyer, Mikroprocessorteknik, Studentlitteratur. Merkell, Magnus (2002): Rapportskrivning - En lathund för studenter. Artiklar om projekt- och/eller programmeringsmetodik.
Kompendium utgivet av institutionen. Per Foyer, Mikroprocessorteknik, Studentlitteratur. Merkell, Magnus (2002): Rapportskrivning - En lathund för studenter. Artiklar om projekt- och/eller programmeringsmetodik.
UPG1 Assignment - Communication U, G 2 credits
PRA2 Project work U, G 6 credits
Grades are given as ‘Fail’ or ‘Pass’.

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