Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

Electronics and Computer Engineering
6 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 42,0 PL + 5,0 OT

- Gabriel Pereira Pires

Not applicable.

On completion of the module, the students should be able to program 8 bit PIC microcontrollers of the 18F family, accomplishing projects that involve: digital and analog reading, digital and PWM actuation, and rigid temporal constraints.

- Introduction to embedded systems
- Numerical representation and datatypes
- Introduction to PIC microcontrollers and development environments
- Programming/configuration of 18F PIC microcontrollers: (a) Digital input/output; (b) Timers and internal interrupts; (c) External interrupts; (d) LCD connection; (e) PWM; (f) Counters;
- Projects

Evaluation Methodology
Written exam (60%), Lab work (40%) (compulsory assessment requirements: a minimum of 40% in the written exam and a minimum of 50% in the Labs)

- Reese, R. (2005). Microprocessors: From Assembly To C with the PIC18FXX2. -: Charles River Media
- Peatman, J. (1997). Design with PIC microcontrollers. -: Prentice Hall

Method of interaction
Lectures, practical exercises and lab projects (projects)

Software used in class
Mplab XC8, Proteus