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Microprocessors, Controllers and Interfacing

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITB9004
Curriculum: IT 2020
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2021-2022)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2021-2022

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3002IT2020-2, IT2020-2A, IT2020-2B, IT2020-2C, IT2020-2D2022-01-03 – 2022-02-27Chao GaoEnglish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student can program micro controllers with the C language and is able to determine measuring probes and other interfaces to a mirco controller.

Student's Workload

108 h, which contains 56 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

C Programming, Digital Electronics.


C programming of a micro controller. Programs, which run digital I/O devices, timing circuits, serial ports, LCD displays and AD converters, using interrupting and polling methods. Further, the student becomes familiar with measuring probes and their adjustments.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

AVR Studio environment, Web material and the material on the Moodle page of the course.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Learning by doing in a laboratory environment, independent study of written material.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student knows how to apply the problem-solving methods discussed on the course to new problems.
Credit 3: The student knows how to independently mark up the example codes to provide solutions to the example problems.
Credit 1: The student knows how to independently translate and test example codes.

Assessment Methods

Assessed exercises 50 % and an examination 50 %.