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Microprocessor Engineering

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Microprocessor Engineering
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: PIB525
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.
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+2P (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: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination

[updated 08.05.2008]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

PIB525 (P221-0028) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, mandatory course
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):
PIB225 Digital Electronics
PIB325 Computer Architecture

[updated 02.01.2018]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer
Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Bohr (practical training)

[updated 01.04.2006]
Learning outcomes:
By studying a modern RISC architecture, students will learn about the structure and operational principles of a microcontroller with peripheral modules, and will learn how to write programs in assembly language and the higher-level language C.
The lab course offers students the chance to extend and consolidate what they have learned by performing programming exercises and tackling selected problems.

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module content:
1. ARM7: System architecture
2. ARM7: Programming model
2.1 The ARM instruction set
                2.2 Addressing techniques
                2.2.1 Pre-indexed and post-indexed addressing
                2.2.2 Direct addressing
        2.4 Assembler directives
                2.4.1 Symbol definition
                2.4.3 Initializing and reserving memory space
                2.4.4 Memory allocation
        2.5 Special operating modes
                2.5.1 Interrupt vectors
                2.5.2 System boot after reset
3. The LPC2000 family of processors
        3.1 Memory partitioning
        3.2 Vectorized interrupts
        3.3 Peripheral modules
4. Programming microcontrollers in C
        4.1 Procedure when starting a C application
        4.2 Attributes for variables
5. Digital input/output
6. Configuring port pins
7. External interrupts
8. The Vectored Interrupt Controller (VIC)
9. Timer
10. Serial data transfer

[updated 08.05.2008]
Recommended or required reading:
D. Seal:  ARM Architecture Reference Manual, Addison-Wesley, Harlow, 2001
Programming Techniques, Advanced RISC Machines, Cambridge , 1995
ARM Software Development Toolkit User Guide, Advanced RISC Machines, Cambridge , 1998
T. Martin:  The Insiders Guide to the Philips ARM7 Based Microcontrollers, Hitex, Coventry, 2005
User Manual LPC2119/2129/2194/2292/2294, Philips Semiconductors, 2004

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module offered in:
WS 2018/19, WS 2017/18, WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, WS 2014/15, ...
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