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Electronics systems are discussed from basic concepts of digital logic to highlights of embedded microcontrollers. The journey begins with the elementary building blocks of Boolean algebra (logic gates and flip-flops) that are used to design combinatorial/sequential logic circuits, e.g. implementing a simple calculator or a temperature control circuit. The design of complex system is addressed introducing embedded microcontrollers, discussing their core components (e.g. timers, memory) and required programming operations.
Hands-on lab sessions (and relative assignments) include software-based simulations and hardware implementation of systems that allow students to test and deepen their understanding of the subject.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Course Topics include:
A-level or Advanced Higher Physics are alternative pre-requisites.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: One written examination of two-hours duration (80%), continuous assessment based on the tutorials and laboratory /design exercises (20%). A minimum of CAS 6 will be required in each of these components.
The course will include opportunities to assess individual progress with the concepts and material being delivered. Feedback will be given over the course of the lab exercises as to the presentation and content of the submissions.
Marked submissions (typically via MyAberdeen) will be returned to the students promptly, including feedback on the laboratory exercises. Whole-class feedback and solutions to past assignment or exams are provided via MyAberdeen.