MEC3490 MICROPROCESSOR INSTRUMENTATION
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to high school and post-secondary level students.
MEC 3490 - Microprocessor Instrumentation (3 hrs.)
The student will demonstrate knowledge of microprocessor based microcontroller applications including input/output interfacing techniques, digital to analog conversions, analog to digital conversions, and basic sensor signal conditioning as used in industry.
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge regarding fundamentals for manufacturing microprocessors.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate a proficiency in practical skills required to design and troubleshoot actual digital circuitry that they will see on the job.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO MICROPROCESSORS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully understand the structure of a microprocessor.
- Understand what the microprocessor is.
- Know what a microprocessor based system contains.
- Understand assembly language programming versus high-level programming.
- Comprehend how a microprocessor executes instructions.
- Understand the definition of an embedded system.
UNIT 2: THE HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE OF A GENERAL MICROPROCESSOR-BASED SYSTEM
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully identify the location/function of microprocessor components.
- Understand the hardware architecture of a generic microprocessor.
- Learn about the use and components of the system bus.
- Understand the general classifications of memory.
- Learn about peripheral mapped I/O and memory mapped I/O.
- Learn about typical input/output devices.
UNIT 3: PROGRAMMING A GENERAL MICROPROCESSOR
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully program a microprocessor using pseudo code.
- Understand the programming model of a typical microprocessor.
- Know the classifications of instructions for a typical microprocessor.
- Be able to program a generic microprocessor using a generic microprocessor instruction set.
- Be able to write, assemble, and execute a generic program.
- Know how to flowchart a program.
- Understand the use of pseudo code as a tool.
UNIT 4: PROGRAMMING THE 8085-ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully perform advanced coding of a microprocessor.
- Be able to calculate the length of a delay routine.
- Be familiar with the use of register pairs in the techniques of indexing.
- Know the 16-bit arithmetic operation of the 8085.
- Be able to write subroutines and use CALL and RETURN instruction.
- Be familiar with how subroutines can be nested.
UNIT 5: GENERAL PURPOSE SUPPORT CHIPS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully understand auxiliary chips and their uses.
- Be familiar with five common programmable support chips.
- Have a basic understanding of the 8255A.
- Understand how the Programmable Interval Timer (PIT) works.
- Obtain a basic understanding of Direct Memory Access Controller.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
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Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.