This laboratory course focuses on the hardware/software interface in computer systems. Hand-on experiments are used to teach design, construction, analysis, and measurement of both hardware and software for embedded systems. Projects emphasize using microcontrollers for control, sensing, and communication through various I/O devices.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE205; or minimum grade of C- in ENEE206. And minimum grade of C- in ENEE350; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical).
Semesters OfferedFall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019
- Design digital logic, microprocessor software, and LSI component (peripherals, memory, analog interface) to meet a problem specification
- Learn to implement embedded systems with mixed technology designs using both programmable logic and software
- Develop skills in current-technology logic and software design environments
- Use digital bench instruments to observe and debug embedded system hardware and software
- Practice in writing technical design documentation
- FPGA architecture and design tools
- Interfacing microprocessors to FPGAs
- Interface and application of standard peripherals
- Debugging with simulation
- Debugging with bench instruments
- System bus standards and implementation
- Making software/hardware tradeoffs
- Memory interface design
- Hardware design with timing constraints
- Realtime software design
- System fault and error recovery
- Communication and control protocols
- Embedded system operator interface design
- Writing technical documents