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Code EE 308
Term 201602
Title Microcomputer Based System Design
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Electronics Engineering(EE)
SU Credit 4
ECTS Credit 8.00 / 7.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ayhan Bozkurt abozkurt@sabanciuniv.edu,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
CS303
Content

Introduction to hardware and software design of microcomputer systems. Basic working principles of microprocessors, memory and I/O devices, bus interconnections, assembly language programming, integration of hardware and software design. Serial communications, parallel interfacing, interrupts and interupt handlers, timing analysis and delay handling in microcomputer circuits. A term project involving the design and implementation of a self-contained microcomputer system for a specific purpose (i.e., embedded system) will be assigned, in addition to regular software/hardware lab assignments.

Objective

To develop the skills to design hardware and software for microcomputer based digital systems.

To introduce programming skills for assembly language

To introduce the interfacing of microcomputers to peripheral devices and the interaction of software with hardware components

To develop skills for interfacing computer systems and developing the communications software

To provide each student with an experiment board so that they may get the opportunity for experimenting on a physical microcontroller system

Learning Outcome

Identify functional blocks and sequence of operations of a microprocessor
Demonstrate fundamental understanding of the interface between the
microprocessor and peripheral devices

Generate assembly language programs for a particular microcomputer architecture and set of peripheral devices
Design a primitive operating system for a basic microcontroller architecture using device handlers and timer interrupts
Locate useful information in an extensive set of manuals regarding the operation, interfacing and programming of a microcontroller
Design computer-to-computer or computer-to-peripheral links using various digital communication protocols

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 2
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 1
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 2
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 2
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 4
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 2
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 3
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 5
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 4
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1
Mechatronics Engineering Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components. 2
2 Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers. 5
Computer Science and Engineering Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs and to solve a computational problem. 5
2 Demonstrate knowledge of discrete mathematics and data structures. 3
3 Demonstrate knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to computer science and engineering. 1
Electronics Engineering Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Use mathematics (including derivative and integral calculations, probability and statistics), basic sciences, computer and programming, and electronics engineering knowledge to design and analyze complex electronic circuits, instruments, software and electronics systems with hardware/software. 2
2 Analyze and design communication networks and systems, signal processing algorithms or software using advanced knowledge on differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables and discrete mathematics. 3
Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 1
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 1
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 1
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 30
Assignment 1
Individual Project 24
Group Project 10
Homework 5
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings

* PIC24FJ256GB110 Family Data Sheet
* MPLAB Assembler, Linker and Utilities for PIC24 MCUs User?s Guide
* dsPIC30F/33F Programmer?s Reference Manual
* PIC24 Family Reference Manuals (contains detailed peripheral information)
* R. Reese, J. W. Bruce, B. A. Jones, Microcontrollers: From Assembly Language to C Using the PIC24 Family, Course Technology, 2009.