TRON07009 2013 Data Communications

General Details

Full Title
Data Communications
Transcript Title
Datacomms
Code
TRON07009
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
TRON - Electronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Ian Craig, Fergal Henry
Programme Membership
SG_ETRON_J07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_ETRON_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering
Description

This module introduces students to microcontroller serial ports, peripheral interfaces and embedded networks.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Discuss asynchronous and synchronous data transmission.

2.

Explain various techniques used in data encoding.

3.

Compare and contrast RS232 and USB serial ports.

4.

Write a C program to interface a microcontroller to a peripheral divice via I2C or SPI.

5.

Discuss the features of a protocol used in a typical embedded systems network.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

It is proposed that a workplace engagement component will be introduced to this module via a guest lecturer from industry, an industrial site visit or a work-based assignment where possible.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction: Data Representation, Asynchronous and Synchronous Transmission.

Reliable Data Transmission: Error Detection and Correction, Flow Control.

Connections & Networks: Simplex Operation, Duplex Operation, Multiplexing.

Data Encoding: Digital Signal Encoding, Shift Keying, Modulation.

Serial Ports: RS232, USB.

Microcontroller Peripheral Interfacing: I2C, SPI.

Embedded Networks: RS485, CAN.

Wireless Networking: Bluetooth, WiFi.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Lab Reports Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 2,3,4
2 Continuous Assessment Written Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Any 1,2,3,4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Theory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Theory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Local Area Networks, P.Hodson, Continuum.

Data & Computer Communications, W.Stallings, Prentice Hall.

Designing Embedded Hardware, J.Catsoulis, O’Reilly.

Patterns for Time-Triggered Embedded Systems, M.J.Pont, Addison-Wesley Professional.

Controller Area Network, K.Etschberger, IXXAT Automation GmbH.

Introduction to Bluetooth, L.Harte, Althos.

802.11 Wireless Networks, M.S.Gast, O’Reilly.

 

Other Resources
None
Additional Information
None