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Programming Microcontrollers

Module name (EN): Programming Microcontrollers
Degree programme: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: E2509
SAP-Submodule-No.: P211-0112
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
E2509 (P211-0112) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 5, mandatory course, technical
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer

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Learning outcomes:
Proficiencies: After successfully completing this module, students will be proficient in the following: structure of components of embedded systems, system-on-chip, special features of embedded system programming (cross-compiler, programming, debugging; GPIO, ADC, DAC, SPI, I2C, USART interfaces; interrupts and exceptions) Skills: Furthermore, students will be capable of working with a development tool for embedded systems, working with the documentation of a modern RISC microcontroller and configuring GPIOs, USART interfaces and timers, as well as creating interrupts and debugging embedded systems. Competencies: Students will also be able to program microcontroller-based embedded systems with limited resources under real-time conditions without an operating system. They will be able to implement simple hardware abstraction layers and realize simple controls using state machines. Students will be able to detect possible race conditions.

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Module content:
1. Software development tools - Programming environment µVison (MDK-ARM) -- Project settings -- Compilers, linkers -- Debugging - Important support programs --TortoiseSVN -- Doxygen 2. Important design patterns 3- Concurrency - Problems - Possible solutions 4. Hardware abstraction layers (HAL) 5. Input and output - Abstract implementation of a communication interface based on an interface for receiving and sending data via an asynchronous (USART) and synchronous (SPI or I2C) serial interface. - Use of callback methods in connection with interrupts (inversion of control) - Time control via timer, PWM generation and analysis

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Teaching methods/Media:
PC, blackboard, video projector, microcontroller evaluation boards

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Recommended or required reading:
Douglass, B. P.: Design patterns for embedded systems in C, Elsevier Newnes, Amsterdam, 2011, ISBN 978-1-85617-707-8 Eißenlöffel, Thomas: Embedded-Software entwickeln: Grundlagen der Programmierung eingebetteter Systeme - Eine Einführung für Anwendungsentwickler, dpunkt.verlag, 2012, ISBN 978-3-89864-727-4 Hohl, William: ARM assembly language - fundamentals and techniques, CRC Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1-439-80610-4 Langbridge, James A.: Professional embedded ARM development, Wiliy, 2014, ISBN 978-1-118-78894-3 Lewis, Daniel W.: Fundamentals of embedded software with the ARM Cortex-M3, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, 2013, 2. Aufl., ISBN 978-0-13-335722-6 Yiu, J.: The Definite Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3, Newnes, Oxford, 2010, ISBN 978-1-85617-963-8

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