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Microcomputer Systems SIR403-17

ECTS 5 | P 30 | A 0 | L 30 | K 0 | ISVU 175209 205573 | Academic year: 2020./2021.

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The main aim of this course is to show and explain to the students programming, application and adaptation methods of microcomputer systems in real-world process control and surveillance applications, to teach them how to apply real-time programming methods, and to explain and demonstrate microcomputer system design methods for adaptation to special applications. The goals are also to teach the students and to demonstrate techniques and rules of sensor and actuator periphery design as well as of design of stand-alone microcontroller-based “small” computers.

Conditions for enrollment

The necessary requirements to enrol in the second year of the studies.

Course description

Basic terms referring to microcomputer systems. Architecture and organisation of microcomputers and microcontrollers. Embedded computer systems. Characteristic features and specificities of embedded computer systems. Embedded computing system structure and design. Hardware design and development. Printed circuit board design. Software support equipment. Reliability, testing and validation of microcomputer systems. Application in intelligent measurement processes. Application in control processes. Application in surveillance, acquisition and data distribution systems.

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Obligatory literature

1. 1 E. White Making Embedded Systems O Reilly Media, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-4493-0214-6)

2. 2 E. A. Lee, S. A. Seshia Introduction to Embedded Systems, A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach, Edition 1.5 2014. (ISBN 978-0-557-70857-4)

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Recommended additional literature

1. 1 Roger Young How Computers Work: Processor and Main Memory Roger Stephen Young, 2001.

2. 2 Sophocles J. Orfanidis Optimum Signal Processing Rutgers University, 2nd Edition, 2007., eBook (free)

3. 3 Michael J. Pont Patterns for Time-Triggered Embedded Systems Addison-Wesley, 2014.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. differentiate computer systems based on microprocessors and microcontrollers

2. explain the application specificities of microcontrollers and microcomputers in embedded systems

3. define and select a microcomputer system according to application requirements

4. select sensor and actuator peripherials according to application requirements

5. synthesise software support according to application requirements

6. design hardware of an embedded computer system by using CAD tools

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