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ML1315 Micro Computers 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1315 (Spring 2015–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • 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

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain the structure of control circuits and embedded processors
  • account for the function and the usage of I/O ports, timers, analog-to-digital converters and serial interfaces.
  • program the hardware in a control circuit system in a high level language
  • 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 the communication interfaces

Course disposition

Lectures Laboratory exercises Exercises

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Manual för aktuell mikrokontroller(distribueras via intranät vid kursstart)

Programming Embedded systems av Lars Bengtsson, ISBN 978-91-44-10503-1. Studentlitteratur 2014

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LABA - Laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed written examination Passed laboratory sessions

The final grade is decided by the result of written examination.

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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ML1315

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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