Intended learning outcomes
The main goal of this discipline is to provide the student with the ability to connect a sensor or an actuator with a microprocessor, making the sensor or actuator capable of providing digital information to a computational application. For the student to meet this goal will have to meet the following requirements:
- Know, understand and apply the basic logic functions, AND, OR and NOT in the design of digital circuits.
- Know and understand the basic memory cell's operating mode, the flip-flop.
- Understand and draw registers and counters using the state machine concept.
- Understand and know the internal structure of a RAM (Random Access Memory).
- Understand and know the internal structure of a ROM (Read Only Memory).
- Know and design the internal structure of a microprocessor using the data routing technique. Physical interconnection of the microprocessor with RAM and ROM.
- Know and design unconditional input and output ports.
- Know and understand the interruptions and their interruption routines.
- Know and understand the internal structure of a microcontroller.
- Know and understand serial communication between a microcontroller and a computer.
- Know and develop intelligent sensors or actuators using a pair microcontroller-sensor or microcontroller- actuator.
- Know and integrate intelligent sensors and actuators in a computational application.