TRON08005 2013 Advanced Embedded Systems

General Details

Full Title
Advanced Embedded Systems
Transcript Title
Embedded Systems
Code
TRON08005
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
TRON - Electronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Fergal Henry
Programme Membership
SG_ETRON_K08 201300 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering SG_EELEC_N08 201300 Level 8 Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering
Description

This module introduces students to the architecture of a 32-bit RISC microcontroller.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Discuss the history and background of a 32-bit RISC processor.

2.

Summarize the characteristics of a 32-bit RISC processor.

3.

Select a suitable 32-bit RISC processor for an embedded application.

4.

Analyze the Instruction Set Architecture of a 32-bit RISC device.

5.

Generate assembly code for a 32-bit RISC processor.

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: Background of a 32-bit RISC processor, History, Architecture Versions, Processor Naming, 32-bit Instruction Set, 16-bit Instruction Set, Processor Applications.

Registers: General Purpose, Stack Pointers, Link, Program Counter, Special Registers.

Operation Modes: Thread and Handler.

Interrupts and Exceptions: Nest Interrupt Support, Vectored Interrupt Support, Dynamic Priority Changes, Interrupt Latency, Masking.

Memory Map: System Level, External Devices, External RAM, Peripherals, SRAM, Code.

Bus Interface: Code Memory, System, Private Peripheral.

Microprocessor Unit: Selection of a suitable processor.

Instruction Set: Data Processing, Branch, Load-Store, Interrupt, Program Status Register, Loading Constants, Conditional Execution.

Assembly Programming: Interface between assembly and C, First Program, Producing Outputs, “Hello World” Example, Using Data Memory.

Characteristics of Processor: Performance, Interrupt Handling, Low Power Consumption and High Energy Efficiency, System Features, JTAG Debug Support.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Lab Assignments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 4,5
2 Continuous Assessment Written Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Any 1,2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,2,4,5
             
             

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

The Definitive Guide to the ARM CORTEX-M3, Joseph Yiu, Newnes.

ARM System Developer's Guide, A.N.Sloss, D.Symes, C.Wright, Elsevier.

ARM system-on-chip architecture, S.Furber, Addison Wesley.

ARM Assembly Laguage, William Hohl, CRC Press.

The ARM RISC Chip, A.Van Someren, C.Atack, Pearson Education.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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