Course Title: Develop software solutions in microcontroller based systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ISYS5665C

Course Title: Develop software solutions in microcontroller based systems

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact : Sukhvir Singh Judge

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254470

Course Contact Email:sukhvir.judge@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NIL

Course Description

This unit covers developing, implementing and testing programming solutions in microcontroller based systems. It encompasses following development brief, using appropriate development software, writing code, applying problem solving procedures, testing and modifying of programs.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH015B Develop software solutions in microcontroller based systems

Element:

Develop code.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for
carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Correct syntax is applied when developing code.
2.3 Key features of the programming language used are
applied to develop and test solutions.
Note:
Key features may include use of registers, addressing
modes, assembler instructions, subroutines and flags.
2.4 Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to
provide most effective solutions.
2.5 Quality of work is monitored against personal
performance agreement and/or established
organizational or professional standards.

Element:

Prepare to develop code.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work
area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and
procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 The extent of code development work is determined
from job performance specifications and in
consultations with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines
in consultation with others involved on the work.
1.5 Appropriate development kit and software are
selected based on specified requirements and
performance standard.
1.6 Strategies are implemented to ensure programming
is carried out efficiently.

Element:

Test and document the development of code.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Testing procedures are developed to analyse code.
3.2 Problems and bugs in code are rectified to ensure
specifications are met.
3.3 Intermediate and final work reports are written in
accordance with professional standards and
presented to appropriate person or persons.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities will include lectures, class room tutorials, practical exercises and work simulated project/s.


Teaching Schedule

This competency is taught in conjunction with "UEENEEH048B: EEET 6760C Design and develop advanced digital systems". Therefore the teaching schedule includes both competencies. The name of this cluster is Microprocessor Applications 1.Teaching Schedule
WeekTopic Assessment Task
1

Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues etc
Combinational logic Analysis
UEENEEH048B: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

 
2

Combinational logic Analysis
Combinational logic design
Osscilators for digital circuits

UEENEEH048B:3.1,3.2,3.2,3.4,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8

 
3

Sequential logic analysis

UEENEEH048B:3.1,3.2,3.2,3.4,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8

 
4

Sequential logic design

UEENEEH048B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

 Students will be able to start working on their state machine design assignment (Practical test-Assessment No. 1) after this week
5

Introduction to student project, specifications, design brief, time lines, test procedures, test equipment,
Selection of devices/components, testing tools and design documentation .

UEENEEH048B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH015B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5

 Students will be able to start working on their project (Assessment no.2) after this week
6

Introduction to student project, specifications, design brief, time lines, test procedures, test equipment,
Selection of devices/components, testing tools and design documentation.

UEENEEH048B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
UEENEEH015B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5

 
7

Integrating combinational and sequential logic designs to design and develop a real life application, Introduction to prototyping


UEENEEH048B: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

 
8

Assessment 1 - Students to show the working model of their design problem (State machine design assignment)

UEENEEH048B: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

 Assessment1: Practical  test- 20%

 This task is due in this week

9

Programming tools and techniques

UEENEEH015B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5

 
10

Input/output port programming, testing and debugging techniques

UEENEEH015B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3

 
11

Interrupt handling and modular programming techniques

UEENEEH015B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3

 
12

Timers, A/D subsystems

UEENEEH015B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3

 
13

Peripheral and hardware interfacing: Keypad. Display, power circuits etc

UEENEEH048B: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
UEENEEH015B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3

 
14

Analog interfacing using inbuilt A/D converter

UEENEEH015B:2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3

 
15

Student project

UEENEEH048B: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
UEENEEH015B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3

 
16

Student project

UEENEEH048B: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
UEENEEH015B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3

Assessment 2: Project - 40%

This task is due in this week

17

Revision

UEENEEH048B: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
UEENEEH015B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3

 
18Final ExamAssessment 3: Closed book test - 40%


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Embedded C programming and the ATMEL AVR by Richard Barnett, Larry O’Cull and Sarah Cox


References

ATmega 32 datasheet
AVR assembly language instruction set manual
AVR assembler user guide


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Project
Written Examination


Assessment Tasks

This competency is taught in conjunction with "UEENEEH048B: EEET 6760C Design and develop advanced digital systems". Therefore the teaching and assessment schedule includes both competencies. The name of this cluster is Microprocessor Applications 1.

Assessment task 1 : 20% (Week 8)

Assessment task 1 will be a practical  test. This practical test will be available on  the learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 2: 40%  (Week 16)
A project:- 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 provided on the learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 3 : 40% (Week18)
A closed book test on all the learning aspects of these competencies. The exam will be based on what students have learned in their tutorial/practical exercises and their student project.

Assessment task1 and assessment task 2 will be available to students in week no. 1. These will be available on learning hub and student’s local drive


Assessment Matrix

 

 Assessment Types 

Competency National Code Competency Title Practical Assignment Project Closed book test
UEENEEH048B Design and develop advanced digital systems

UEENEEH048B: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

 UEENEEH048B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4This will examine underpinning knowledge required for obtaining the competency in this unit.
UEENEEH015BDevelop and test code for microcontroller devices  UEENEEH015B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3UEENEEH015B:1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,3.3 This will examine underpinning knowledge required for obtaining the competency in this unit.

 

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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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Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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