Embedded Systems (Major in Industrial Automation)


Electronics and Computer Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10766/2011 - 30/08/2011

6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 28,0 T + 42,0 PL + 5,0 OT

- Ana Cristina Barata Pires Lopes

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Provide the students with skills related to the project and development of microcontroller based systems (PIC family). It is intended to give special focus to the communication peripherals, in particular: USART, SPI and I2C. It is also intended to make a brief introduction to embedded systems for iot, in particular the zolertia microcontrollers and the Contiki OS operating system will be addressed.

1) Reviews on microcontroller-based systems:
a) Comparison, capture and pulse width modulation;
b) Time and hardware interrupts;
c) Encoder reading;
d) Sonar reading.
2) USART communication:
a) Configuration and operation in asynchronous mode without and with addressing;
b) Configuration and operation in Synchronous mode.
3) SPI communication:
a) Configuration and operation;
4) I2C communication:
a) Configuration and operation with 7-bit addressing;
b) Configuration and operation with 10-bit addressing;
5) Introduction to embedded systems for IoT based on Contiki OS:
a) Wireless sensor networks based on zolertia microcontrollers and raspberry pi;
b) Temperature remote monitoring using Watson IoT.

Evaluation Methodology
Laboratory and simulation work (50%); Written exam(50%) (minimum of 40% in the written exam and minimum of 50% in laboratory and simulation work).

- Peatman, J. (1998). Design with PIC Microcontrolers. (Vol. -). -: Prentice Hall
- Peatman, J. (2003). Embedded Design with PIC 18F452 Microcontrolers. (Vol. -). -: Prentice Hall
- Colina, A. e Vives, A. e Bagula, M. e Pietrosemoli, E. e Zennaro, M. (2016). IoT in five days. (Vol. -). https://github.com/marcozennaro/IPv6-WSN-book: Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Method of interaction
Theoretical classes, practical exercises and laboratory experiments and simulations.

Software used in class
MPLab X,
Compilador XC8,
Contiki OS