MCO556 - Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications

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Subject Title
Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications

Subject Description
MCO556 is the second microcontroller course offered to Computer Technologists, Communications Technologists and Computer Technicians students. It introduces students to the practical aspects of using a microcontroller for real time embedded applications. It develops the skills in programming the interface peripherals of a microcontroller such as timers, analog-to-digital converters, serial, keypads, LCD displays, and pulse width modulation for embedded applications and provides the fundaments of interrupt-driven programs for real time systems. A lab environment which consists of microcontroller, keypad, LCD display, digital oscilloscopes and PCs is set up for hands-on lab assignments and project. Laboratory experiments follow and support lecture material closely, with a final project in which students design and implement a real time embedded application.

Credit Status
One subject credit in  Electronics Engineering Technology Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Develop real time programs for microcontrollers using the CodeWarrior IDE.

2. Write and debug "C" programs for microcontrollers using common peripherals such as timers, serial communications, analog-to-digital converters, pulse width modulation

3. Create "C" language programs for interrupt driven microcontroller applications

4. Calculate the programming of a microcontroller to meeting the timing requirements of a real time embedded system

5. Combine software driver modules for various interface peripherals to implement a simple user interface for a microcontroller

6. Design, write and debug programs for simple real time embedded systems employing a HCS08 microcontroller

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