MG6022 – Microcontroller Systems 2

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Module code
MG6022
Module title
Microcontroller Systems 2
Prescription
To develop an understanding of microcontroller hardware technology and its selection and application.
Programmes
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Apply microcontroller hardware technology to a given application.
2. Analyse and implement the operation of off-chip peripherals.
3. Select and use microcontroller development tools.
4. Investigate testing strategies and programming techniques for conformance to specification and fault tolerance.
5. Develop a working software solution to meet a given specification using techniques to aid testing and fault tolerance.
Content
• Physical and commercial microcontroller hardware constraints in relation to a design brief and data sheets
• Microcontroller hardware technology
• The operation of off-chip peripherals and the operation and implementation
• Characteristics and areas of application of microcontroller development tool features
• Software and hardware testing strategies and techniques
• Programming techniques and fault tolerance methods
• Software for a microcontroller is developed to meet a given specification
• Software documentation to industry standards