SRJC Course Outlines

7/20/2024 10:03:49 PMELEC 54C Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 54CTitle:  MICROCONTROLLERS  
Full Title:  Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems
Last Reviewed:8/14/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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In this course students will be introduced to computer programming concepts using microcontrollers to program computer circuits and hardware. Microcontrollers such as the Arduino and ESP32 will be used to interface with circuits constructed on prototyping boards. Course content includes both software and hardware troubleshooting.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ELEC 54B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course students will be introduced to computer programming concepts using microcontrollers to program computer circuits and hardware. Microcontrollers such as the Arduino and ESP32 will be used to interface with circuits constructed on prototyping boards. Course content includes both software and hardware troubleshooting.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ELEC 54B
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2018Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Write programs in a high-level programming language, such as the C++ derived Arduino language, to control two different microcontrollers
2. Use a microcontroller to detect inputs from sensors.
3. Control LEDs, servo motors, speakers, and other devices in response to inputs and programming.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Convert between number systems (binary and hexadecimal).
2. Develop truth tables for logic gates.
3. Download and run a program to a microcontroller.
4. Use editors to compose programming code and compilers to produce executable software.
5. Describe basic hardware interfaces at the conceptual level.
6. Program an Atmega328 to control a DC motor.
7. Build an Atmega328 microcontroller circuit on a prototyping board.

Topics and Scope
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I. Computers and Microcontrollers
    A. Algorithms and problem solving
    B. Setting up the microcontroller and programming environment
II. Logic Gates
III. Microcontrollers
    A. Setting up the programming environment
    B. Memory Concepts
    C. Declarations and variables
    D. Assignment and initialization
IV. Digital Inputs and Outputs
V. Analog Sensors
VI. Conditional Statements
VII. Reading Digital Input Pins
VIII. Making Decisions with If, If-else
    A. Comparison operators and relational expressions
    B. Boolean expressions
IX. Repeating with Loops
X. Numbers and Arithmetic
     A. Analog measurements
    B. Numerical types
    C. Numerical operators
    D. Arithmetic expressions
    E. Mathematical functions
XI. Functions
     A. Introduction to functions
    B. Defining a function to repeat an action
XII. Arrays
    A. Seven-segment LED displays
    B. Using lists for data
    C. Reading and writing array data
XIII. Data File Basics with Serial I/O
    A. Reading from files
    B. Writing to files
XIV. Working with Third-Party Libraries
XV. Communications and Serial I/O
XVI. Common Hardware Interfaces
    A. UART
    B. I2C
    C. SPI
    D. Interrupt driven I/O
XVII. Common Microcontrollers
    A. Arduino
    B. PicAxe
    C. Intel
XVIII. Constructing an Atmega328 Microcontroller
    A. Reading a Schematic
    B. Constructing the circuit
    C. Wiring inputs and outputs
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Textbook readings (20-30 pages per week)
2. Homework assignments (10-15)
3. Quizzes (2-6)
4. Final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Lab assignments (8-14)
2. Program documentation (8-14)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Program documentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Homework assignments; lab assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes; final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Mechatronics: Electrical Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. 7th ed. Bolton, W. Pearson Higher Education, Inc. 2019.

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