Microcontroller Programming: Course Outline
- course introduction, Introduction to Computing. Numbering system and coding systems. Revision of some topics from Digital Logic & Design
- Introduction to Microcontrollers. Microcontrollers and embedded processors. Overview of 8051 controller family
- Introduction of assembly programming. Assembling and running of 8051 program. Use of counter and ROM space in controller. 8051 data types, directives, flag bits, PSW register, register banks and stack.
- Loop, Jump and call instructions with the use of time delay.
- 8051 I/O programming and bit manipulation
- Immediate and register addressing modes, accessing modes using various addressing modes with bit addresses for I/O and RAM.
- Arithmetic instructions, Logic and compare instructions. ASCII and other application programs.
- Data types and time delay in 8051 C language. I/O programming, Logic operations and data conversion programs in C. accessing code ROM space and data serialization in C language.
- Pin description of the 8051 and understanding of Hex file.
- Programming the timers of 8051. Counter programming and programming timers 0 and 1 in 8051 in C language.
- Basics of serial port communication. Microcontroller connection with RS-232. Serial port programming in Assembly and in C language.
- Programming external hardware interrupts and serial communication interrupt.
This course is an introduction to the basic principles and fundamental concepts of a microprocessor systems. The student will be able to integrate these concepts into their electronic designs for other courses where control can be achieved via microprocessor. Assembly language programming have a large component in this course, this course is 0hardware-oriented. Students will understand the basic requirements and layout for building a microcomputer and applying those concepts to achieve a dedicated embedded controller as a component of a big system.