Course Title: Design embedded controller systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET6746C

Course Title: Design embedded controller systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sukhvir Judge

Phone: +613 9925 4470

Email: sukhvir.judge@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

 NIL

Course Description

This unit covers designing control systems using microcontrollers, or PCs or embedded signal processors (DSPs). It encompasses working safely, following design briefs and applying knowledge of embedded system devices, interpreting device specifications, constructing prototypes, using appropriate development software, applying programming techniques, testing developed system prototype operation, verifying compliance of the design against the final brief and documenting design and development work.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED052B Design embedded controller systems

Element:

1. Prepare to design and develop advance embedded systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work
area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and
procedures are followed in preparation for the
work.
1.3 The extent of the proposed embedded system
development is determined from the design brief
or in consultation with appropriate person(s).
1.4 Design development work is planned to meet
scheduled timelines in consultation with others
involved on the work site.
1.5 Materials and devices/components required for
the work are selected on compatibility of their
specifications with embedded system
requirements and project budget constraints.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to
carry out the work are obtained and checked for
correct operation and safety.

Element:

2. Design and develop advance embedded systems

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures
are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of embedded devices and systems
and compliance standards are applied to the
design.
2.3 Alternative arrangements for the design are
considered based on the requirements outlined in
the design brief.
2.4 Safety, functional and budget considerations are
incorporated in the design.
2.5 Prototype devices and circuits are constructed
and tested for compliance with the design brief
and regulatory requirements.
2.6 Prototype malfunctions are rectified and retested
to ensure effective operation of design.

2.7 Embedded system design is documented for
submission to appropriate person(s) for approval.
2.8 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided
consistent with organisation policy.

Element:

3. Obtain approval for embedded systems design

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Embedded system design is presented and
explained to client representative and/or other
relevant person(s).
3.2 Requests for design modifications are negotiated
with relevant person(s) within the constraints of
organisation policy.
3.3 Final design is documented and approval
obtained from appropriate person(s).
3.4 Quality of work is monitored against personal
performance agreement and/or established
organisational or professional standards.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
The learning activities will include lectures, class room tutorials, practical exercises and work simulated project/s.


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopicAssessment Task
1

Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues etc

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6

UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,

 
2

Introduction to fixed point processors

UEENEED052B:1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4

UEENEEH088B:1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4

 
3

Programming model of a fixed point processor

UEENEED052B:1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
UEENEEH088B:1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
 

 
4

Assembly language programming of fixed point processors

UEENEED052B:.1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,3.1,3.2 

UEENEEH088B:1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,3.1,3.2
 

 
5

Software development techniques – C programming of a fixed point processor
 

Design and development of prototype interfaces
 

UEENEED052B:1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,,2.8,3.1,3.2

UEENEEH088B:1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,,2.8,3.1,3.2

 

 
6

Exception processing and handling
 

Documenting the design development and the projects
 

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2 

UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2
 

 Task1: Practical Assignment 20%
7

Implementing time critical functions – mixing c and assembly programming

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2
 

 
8

Implementing time critical functions – mixing c and assembly programming

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 
9

Implementing engineering algorithms using fixed point processors

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 
10

Implementing engineering algorithms using fixed point processors
 

Construction and testing of prototype circuits
 

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 
11

Integrated peripherals: GPIOs,SPI, Timers, A/D etc
, catch-up test, laboratory work catch-up.

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 
12

Signal conditioning, A/D and D/A conversions

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 
13

Hardware interfacing

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 
14

Student project

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 
15

Student project

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 
16

Student project
 


 

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 Task 2:  project - 40%
17

Centralised Examination

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

Task 3: Limited text test 40% (in either Week 17 or 18)
18

Centralised Examination

UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text book for this course. students will only use user manuals as detailed in reference books' section


References

DSP56F800 user manual
DSP56800 family manual

Code warrior Development studio for Motorola 56800/E Hybrid controllers: DSP56F80x/DSP56F82x Family Targetting Manual


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Project
Written Examination


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 : 20%
A practical assignment to be completed in week 6. This practical assignment will be available on learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 2: 40%
A hardware interfacing project:(Week 16)- Students will be required to design, construct, test and debug the project hardware and software and will be required to produce a project report. The project details will be available on the learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 3 : 40%
A limited text test on  the learning aspects of these competencies (Week 17). The exam will be based on what students have learned in their tutorial/practical exercises and their student project.The text to bring to the test will be announced before the test


 


 


Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitlePractical Assignment ProjectLimited text test
UEENEED052BDesign embedded controller systemsUEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2
3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2 ,3.3,3.4
 
UEENEED052B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2
3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2 ,3.3,3.
Underpinning Knowledge:UEENEED052B:Element1,2,3
UEENEEH088BDesign and develop electronics/computer systems projectUEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4  UEENEEH088B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4Underpinning Knowledge:UEENEEH088B::Element1,2,3

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Microprocessor Applications 2) in conjunction with EEET6743C(Design and Develop electronic/computer system projects). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both UEENEED052B and UEENEEH088B. In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 52 in addition to 68 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation lab reports.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

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