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EF21SP Bachelor Degree Programme in Information Technology (Internet of Things)

Course Description

Code4 EFA8120
NameBasics of Microprocessor Programming
Credits5 cr
Credits in Foreign Language5 cr
ObjectivesThe student is able to design, implement and test simple programs for microprocessors or microcontrollers. He/she has a basic knowledge of various integrated development environments (IDE) and understands how to connect common digital and analog components to a processor.
Content1. Introduction to low level programming
Device technology
Integrated development environments
Embedded programming fundamentals
C-language: embedded features
C, C++ and C# feature comparison
Bitwise and register operations

2. Low level programming of Atmel AVR microcontroller
General purpose registers in AVR
Counter and timer registers
AD converter programming
Serial communications, UART, SPI

3. AVR embedded designing and programming fundamental
Utilization and programming of the AVR microcontroller digital I/O ports (GPIO), timers, analog I/O and serial communication
Principles of debugging and testing code in simulator and in target hardware

4. Practical exercises
Design, build and run programs in simulator and in target hardware
Build various full working simple demo systems using microcontroller development platform and essential hardware
RequirementsStudy module includes theory lectures and practical exercises. The grade composes of final exam (50%) and exercises (50%).
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialLecture material and links to various web based tutorials. AVR and Atmel Studio manuals as well as component data sheets.
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