- Code ENGN6213
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Nicolo Malagutti
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2020
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This course introduces advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of digital circuits and embedded systems. Digital systems and embedded systems are at the heart of almost all modern mechatronics and electronics technologies, ranging from smartphones to autonomous vehicle technologies. This course will first focus on sequential logic circuits, also called finite-state-machine, by utilising field-programmable-gate-array boards and a hardware-description language. The second focus will be on embedded system design using a microprocessor and programming. Through the term projects, students will design working embedded systems, then critically analyse and evaluate the erformance of the systems. The course will also develop advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to solve complex design problems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the fundamental principles of sequential digital circuits and finite state machines.
- Compare and describe the architecture and fundamental concepts of modern embedded microprocessor systems.
- Design complex digital systems using schematics and Verilog HDL, and implement these on commercial-grade field-programmable gate array (FPGA) development boards.
- Design an embedded system using C/C++ programming and microcontroller boards.
- Analyse critically, and evaluate the performance of systems against the design requirements.
- Plan, execute and report on a small project working in a group, communicating effectively in written form about their work.
Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
- Practical labs (17) [LO 3,4,5]
- Assignment project (FPGA) (20) [LO 3,5,6]
- C programming quiz (5) [LO 4]
- In-lab assessment (15) [LO 4,5]
- Final exam (40) [LO 1,2,5]
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2 lectures per week (total 3 hrs) for 4 semester weeks and 1 lecture per week (total 2 hours) for 8 semester weeks; 1x practical labs a week for 8 semester weeks (5x3hr labs and 3x3.5hr labs); 1x2hr tutorial per week for 4 semester weeks; plus an average of 6-8 hours/week on reading, working on online course activities and/or conducting assignment work
Requisite and Incompatibility
J. F. Wakerly, “Digital Design, Principles and Practices”, 5th edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Other texts will be used. These will be made available to students via the course portal.
Assumed KnowledgePrevious experience with programming languages is desirable but not essential. It should be noted that students who have no electrical engineering background may need to undertake some independent review of introductory electrical knowledge such as basic physics and circuit theory. Basic electrical technology and analog electronics concepts will be assumed. Students should be capable of solving 1st order differential equations (e.g., resolving RC circuits).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2559||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|