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Microprocessor Technology

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Microprocessor Technology
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: PIB-MP
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 exam (50%), practical course (50%)

[updated 26.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

PIB-MP (P221-0028) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , 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):
PIB-RAR Computer Architecture

[updated 01.02.2018]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer

[updated 28.09.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have understood the structure and operation of a microcontroller with peripheral components based on the example of a modern RISC architecture. Through programming exercises, they will be able to create programs in Assembler and C for selected problems.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module content:
 1.  The architecture of ARM7
 2.  The ARM7 Programming Model         
        2.1  The ARM Instruction Set
              2.2  Addressing modes
           2.2.1  Pre-indexed and post-indexed addressing
           2.2.2  Direct addressing
       2.4  Assembler directives
           2.4.1  Symbol definition
           2.4.2  Memory initialization/reservation
           2.4.3  Memory allocation
       2.5  Special operating modes
           2.5.1  Interrupt vectors
           2.5.2  System boot after reset
 3. The LPC2000 Processor Family
       3.1  Memory partitioning
       3.2  Vectored interrupts
       3.3  Peripheral components
 4. Microcontroller C-programming
       4.1  Procedure when starting the C application
       4.2  Attributes for variables
 5. Digital in and output
 6. Configuring port pins
 7. External interrupts
 8. The Vectored Interrupt Controller (VIC)
 9. Timer
10. Serial data transmission

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
D. Seal: ARM Architecture Reference Manual, Addison-Wesley, Harlow, 2001
N.N.: Programming Techniques, Advanced RISC Machines,  Cambridge , 1995
N.N.: 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
N.N: User Manual LPC2119/2129/2194/2292/2294, Philips Semiconductors, 2004
J. A. Langbridge: Professional Embedded ARM Development, John Wiley & Sons, 2014

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
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