Project with Microcontroller, 8 credits

Mikrodatorprojekt, 8 hp

TSIU51

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Michael Josefsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 24 h
Recommended self-study hours: 189 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6IDAT Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping C
6IELK Engineering Electronics, B Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping C
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 3, - Swedish Linköping E

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Electronics, B Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Switching Theory and Logical Design, Computer Hardware and Architecture

Intended learning outcomes


This project will provide practical knowledge and skills in the use of a microcontroller in digital systems. The projects are carried out in small project groups.
After the course you should be able to:

  • (i) Design with microprocessor-based hardware
  • (ii) Program a computer system with assembly language
  • (iii) Make calculations using binary arithmetic and digital logic
  • (iv) Use analog components in the digital environment
  • (v) Construct a small computer with a microcontroller and peripherals
  • (vi) Troubleshoot software and hardware
  • (vii) Read, understand and use data sheets
  • (viii) Use the processor's input and output devices
  • (ix) Contribute to the discussion and problem solving in a project
  • (x) Write a simple specification for the final product
  • (xi) Give substantial input into the final report
  • (xii) Project documentation, reporting and presentation to larger group
  • (xiii) Use Swedish language in a technical documentary context
  • (xiv) Work in a team
  • (xv) Economise with available resources.

(Numeral refer to the corresponding comment field in IUAE matrix.)

Course content

Design methodology:

  • Modern development and simulation environment.
  • Microcontrollers.
  • Digital electronics.
  • Analog Electronics.
  • Input and output devices.
  • Assembly programming.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Data sheets.
Project report:
  • Documentation of the design.
  • Linguistic aspects of speech and writing.
  • Rhetoric.
  • Intercultural communication.
  • Layout.
  • Genres and linguistic correctness.
  • Body language.
  • Argumentative or informative presentation.
  • Impromptu exercises.
  • Writing exercises.
  • Presentation of the report.

    Teaching and working methods

    The course includes 5 lectures, 2 laborations and a project. The lectures contain the hardware to be used and some basic analogue electronics.
    The project is performed in a team of students. Each team will choose a design task from a list. The project then entails the construction of a microcontrollerbased unit including both hardware and software, from a given specification to the finished product. The programming language is assembler. The project shall be documented in a report. In connexion with the project scientific articles concerning projects and/or programming shall be studied. One supervisor is allotted to each group. Necessary components, computers and instruments will be available to the participants. The course finishes with a number of compulsary seminars where all project groups presents the resulting units. Parallell to the project there will be a number of lectures. The technical aspects of the report is allowed to be completed during the following period. A concluding reflexion document shall be written.

    Examination

    UPG1Assignment - Communication2 creditsU, G
    PRA2Project work6 creditsU, G
    Grades are given as ‘Fail’ or ‘Pass’.

    Grades

    Two-grade scale, U, G

    Other information

    Supplementary courses: Microcomputer, Project Laboratory

    Department

    Institutionen för systemteknik

    Director of Studies or equivalent

    Tomas Svensson

    Examiner

    Michael Josefsson

    Course website and other links

    http://www.isy.liu.se/edu/kurs/TSIU51/

    Education components

    Preliminary scheduled hours: 24 h
    Recommended self-study hours: 189 h

    Course literature

    Kompendium utgivet av institutionen. Per Foyer, Mikroprocessorteknik, Studentlitteratur. Merkell, Magnus (2002): Rapportskrivning - En lathund för studenter. Artiklar om projekt- och/eller programmeringsmetodik.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG1 Assignment - Communication 2 credits U, G
PRA2 Project work 6 credits U, G
Grades are given as ‘Fail’ or ‘Pass’.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Kompendium utgivet av institutionen. Per Foyer, Mikroprocessorteknik, Studentlitteratur. Merkell, Magnus (2002): Rapportskrivning - En lathund för studenter. Artiklar om projekt- och/eller programmeringsmetodik.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X

                            
2.3 System thinking
X

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
X
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
X

                            
4.4 Designing
X
X

                            
4.5 Implementing
X

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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