Embedded Microcomputer Systems: Real Time Interfacing, Second Edition,
Jonathan W. Valvano, Thomson-Engineering Publishers, now available, ISBN 0534551629
A brief overview
of the book,
A detailed lab manual to be used with the book,
Lots of extra questions for each chapter,
A list of errors,
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Information about automated on-line Homework to be used with the book
Programs from the book
See table of Contents
1. Microcomputer-Based System
• Freescale MC68HC711E9 architecture and addressing modes,
• Freescale 9S12C32 architecture and addressing modes,
• Design process, data flow graphs, call graphs, flowcharts,
• Define the concept of open collector logic,
• Digital logic families: transistor implementation, specification.
2. Software Development
• Assembly language programming,
• Techniques for writing modular or structured software,
• Layered software organization,
• Software model for device drivers,
• Concept of threads,
• Effective techniques for software debugging.
3. Interfacing Methods
• Basic performance measures for I/O interfacing,
• Basic concepts of gadfly synchronization,
• General approach to I/O interface design,
• Serial port device driver,
• Handshake interfaces, concepts and examples.
4. Interrupt Synchronization
• Concept of interrupt synchronization,
• Issues involved in reentrant programming,
• First in first out circular queue, concepts implementations and applications,
• Specific details of using interrupts on the 6811 and 6812,
• Keyboard and printer interfacing using IRQ interrupts,
• High priority/low latency XIRQ power failure interface,
• Mechanisms to establish priority including round robin,
• Background I/O using periodic polling, concepts and examples.
• Thread control block,
• Preemptive thread scheduler,
• Spinlock semaphores,
• Blocking semaphores,
• Fixed real-time thread scheduler,
• Applications that employ semaphores.
6. Timing Generation and Measurements
• Input capture to generate interrupts and measure period and pulsewidth,
• Output compare to create periodic interrupts, generate squarewaves, and measure frequency,
• Both input capture and output compare to make flexible and robust measurement systems,
• Pulse accumulator
• Pulse-width modulation on the MC9S12C32.
7. Serial Input/Output Devices
• Fundamental concepts associated with serial communication systems, SCI and SPI,
• Asynchronous, synchronous, bandwidth, full duplex, half duplex and simplex,
• Present the RS23, RS422, RS485 communication protocols, signals, and interface chips,
• Low level device drivers that perform basic input/output with serial ports,
• Discuss interfacing issues associated with performing the I/O as a background interrupt thread.
8. Parallel Port Interfaces
• Switches, keyboards, LEDs, LCD, relays, solenoids, DC motors, and stepper motors,
• Design the hardware interface between these devices and the parallel port,
• Write low level device drivers that perform basic input/output with these devices,
• Discuss interfacing issues associated with performing the I/O as a background interrupt process,
• DC motor interface, stepper motor fundamentals.
9. Memory Interfacing
• Design steps for interfacing memory to the 6811, MC68HC812A4 and MC9S12C32,
• Basic building blocks of computer architecture,
• Descriptive language for defining time dependent behavior of digital circuits,
• Timing diagrams that specify behavior of individual components as well as the entire system,
• Compare and contrast synchronous, partially asynchronous and fully asynchronous buses.
10. High Speed I/O Interfacing
• Bandwidth, latency, and priority,
• Concept of DMA synchronization,
• Hardware FIFO’s, dual port memory and bank-switch memory,
• Graphics interface,
• High bandwidth/low latency applications.
11. Analog Interfacing
• Op amp types and parameters,
• Design rules for using op amps to build analog amplifiers,
• Analog low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-reject filters,
• Sample and hold, multiplexers, DAC, and ADC,
• ADC converters built into the 6811/6812 microcomputers.
12. Data Acquisition Systems
• Performance criteria to evaluate our overall data acquisition system,
• Specifications necessary to select the proper transducer for our data acquisition system,
• Some typical transducers used in embedded systems,
• Methodology for designing data acquisition systems,
• Analysis of noise and methods to reduce their effect,
• Data acquisition case studies.
13. Microcomputer-Based Control Systems
• General approach to digital control systems
• Simple open loop control systems,
• Simple closed loop control systems,
• Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control systems,
• Fuzzy Logic control systems.
14. Simple Networks.
• Concepts of networks,
• Master/slave network,
• CAN network,
• I2C network,
• USB network,
• Terminology and approaches to modem communication,
• Building-wide control system using the X-10 communication protocol.
15. Digital Filters
• Pasic principles involved in digital filtering,
• Z Transform and its use for analyzing digital filters,
• Simple low pass, frequency reject, and high digital filters,
• Effect of non-real time sampling on digital filter error,
• Digital filter design and implementation.
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