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This course provides design, analysis and control of digital systems (hardware/Software) through practical implementation. This course involves three practical design projects. Each project relates with practical applications encounters in our daily life. In each project students learn how to combine available tools to produce the complete result. The theoretical aspects of the course are placed in an illustrative context through these design-and-build activities. The course begins with a discussion of different sensors commonly employed by the industry. These include sensors such as infrared, ultrasound, temperature sensors, and magnetic sensors to measure rotational speed.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||10 credits (5 ECTS credits)|
Course includes:1. Project 1 (Sensors to outputs): review of digital electronics; comparison of digital and analogue systems; review of Microcontrollers and embedded systems; Integrating components to form real-world systems: high and low level languages; programming in C; Simple programs and expected inputs and outputs; arithmetic operators, logical expressions and conditional statements; Architecture of programmable systems; set up inputs and outputs to the microcontroller; read sensors and send a digital output; multiple-sensors microcontroller based operation. (4 lectures)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment based on the laboratory/design exercises (100%). Resit: Students who fail (less than CAS 9) and 'No Paper' for all assessments will not be given resubmission opportunity and will be required to re-register for this course or its equivalent at the next available opportunity.
The continuous assessment will include 3 different projects, and each project will be assessed separately.
a) Students can receive feedback on
their progress within the Course on request at the regular class sessions.
b) An individual feedback on assignment is given two weeks after the submission date.
c) Towards the end of the course, there will be tutorial sessions dedicated solely to feedback on project, and it will be available on MyAberdeen.
d) Students requesting feedback on their project performance should make an appointment during the half session.
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.