ECE/CS 5780/6780
Embedded System Design
Spring 2007


Course description

Introduction to issues in embedded system design using microcontrollers. Topics include: microcontroller architecture, embedded software design, interrupt synchronization, timing generation and measurement, serial and parallel I/O interfacing, and analog interfacing.

Teaching staff

Instructor: Dr. Chris Myers (email:myers).

Teaching assistants:

Send questions to: teach-ece5780

Class email list: ece5780

Note: ADD vlsigroup DOT ece DOT utah DOT edu to each address above except the TAs who use addresses in ().

Prerequisites

You are expected to have knowledge of the following subjects:

Textbook

Embedded Microcomputer Systems: Real Time Interfacing, 2nd Edition, by Jonathan W. Valvano
Available at the Campus Bookstore.

Documentation

MC9S12C related files: CSM12C32 module related files: MCU project board related files: CodeWarrior related files:

ECE/CS 5780 Grading

ECE/CS 6780 Students

Meeting Times

Class Lecture 12:25pm - 1:45pm Tuesday and Thursday Dr. Myers EMCB 102
Office Hours 11:45pm - 12:15pm Tuesday and Thursday Dr. Myers MEB 4112
Office Hours 1:45pm - 2:15pm Tuesday and Thursday Dr. Myers MEB 4112
Office Hours 3:00pm - 5:30pm Monday Amany MEB 2265
Office Hours 7:30am - 9am Thursday Brandon MEB 2265
Office Hours 10:45am - 12:15pm Thursday Amany MEB 2265
Office Hours noon - 2:30pm Friday Brandon MEB 2265
Lab Section 1 11:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday Amany MEB 2265
Lab Section 2 1:50pm - 4:50pm Tuesday Amany MEB 2265
Lab Section 3 2pm - 5pm Thursday CANCELLED MEB 2265
Lab Section 4 3:05pm - 6:05pm Wednesday Brandon MEB 2265
Lab Section 5 3:05pm - 6:05pm Friday Brandon MEB 2265

Labs and Lab Reports

Labs begin the week of January 15th.

Prelab is checked at the beginning of your lab section. Working lab should be checked off during your lab section. Lab reports due to TA at beginning of your next lab section. Put your lab section number on all lab reports. There is NO provision for turning in late lab reports. Lab reports will be returned in your next lab section. If you have a question regarding your grade, please contact the grader for that assignment to address the issue. All labs reports and exams are assumed to be correctly graded one week after they are returned. After the one week has lapsed, no changes will be considered.

Lab is currently open from 7:30am to 6:05pm, but it will be open 24/7 with card key access soon.

Handouts

All files are in a pdf format. These can be viewed and printed using Adobe's Acrobat Reader.

Lectures

Sample Exams

These exams were used last year.

Other useful material