MF2095 Programming in C for Embedded Systems 3.0 credits

Programmering i C för inbyggda styrsystem

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The following modules are included in the course:

  • Computer models, von Neumann and Harvard architecture, CISC and RISC
  • The function of the micro-controller at register level
  • Interrupt handling in hardware and software
  • Parallel and serial interfaces
  • Timers, Compare, Capture and PWM program design
  • Low level programming in C
  • JSP- Jackson structured programming

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • explain the structure of control circuits and embedded processors
  • account for the function and the use of I/O ports, timers, ADC, and serial interfaces
  • program the hardware in a control circuit system using C
  • use and utilise development tools for programming and troubleshooting of embedded systems
  • account for and utilise interrupt handling with different types of interrupts
  • be able to use and program common types of displays and communication interfaces

Course Disposition

The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises and individual work.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

MF1016 Electrical engineering or the equivalent

DD1321 Applied programming and computer science or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Course-related literature is distributed at the beginning of the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • KON1 - Partial exam, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboration, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Nihad Subasic

Further information

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ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.