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Introduction to "Embedded Computing" I

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Introduction to "Embedded Computing" I
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012
Module code: MST.ES1
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P221-0102, P231-0124
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MST.ES1 (P221-0102, P231-0124) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 5, optional course, technical
MST.ES1 (P221-0102, P231-0124) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 5, optional course, technical
MST.ES1 (P221-0102, P231-0124) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 5, optional course, technical
MST.ES1 (P221-0102, P231-0124) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, optional course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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:
MST.EES Introduction to "Embedded Computing" II

[updated 01.10.2012]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara Hippauf

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will have acquired basic knowledge on implementing small embedded systems. They will have deepened their knowledge of the programming language C in connection with cross-compilers. They will have received an introduction into the world of 8-bit microcontrollers using the Atmel Mega-AVR series as an example. Students will be familair with the internal components, as well as the peripherals that can be connected to them based on examples (software and hardware). They will be familair with common software mechanisms and functionalities (interrupt programming, bootloader, software design in general). Students will expand on the topics covered in the lecture by solving exercises on development kits using the Gnu compiler. Students will be able to design a small embedded system themselves in a final project.

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Module content:
1. Introduction to the terms used
2. Boolean Algebra, the programming language C, electronics, ECAD software (Eagle)
3. Introduction to the components of a Mega-AVR
4. Development environment setup, presentation of necessary tools (toolchain)
5. Programming techniques, software design
6. Bootloader development, watchdog, bus systems, interfaces
7. Outlook on topics not covered (operating systems, real-time criteria, larger controller types)
Topics 3 to 6 will be accompanied by exercises.

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Recommended or required reading:
Data sheets for the Atmel-AVR ATMega32 and various electronic components
Manfred Schwabl-Schmidt _Systemprogrammierung für AVR-Mikrocontroller_, Elektor-Verlag
Wolfgang Matthes _Embedded Electronics 1_, Elekor-Verlag
Wolfgang Matthes _Embedded Electronics 2_, Elektor-Verlag
Jürgen Wolf _C von A bis Z_, Galileo Computing
Hans Werner Lang _Algorithmen_, Oldenbourg
Jörg Wiegelmann "Softwareentwicklung in C für Mikroprozessoren und Mikrocontroller", Hüthig Verlag
G.Schmitt _Mikrocomputertechnik mit Controllern der Atmel AVR-RISC-Familie_, Oldenbourg

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