ET-509: Programming for Embedded Systems

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ET-509 Programming for Embedded Systems

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): TECH-100

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

The nature of a program, simple C++ programs, variables, binary and hex number system, mathematical and logic operations with binary and hex numbers, looping and delays, arrays, pointers, microprocessor memory characteristics, data manipulation using pointers, input output programming exercises on a real microprocessor

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology

A.A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Course objectives/expected student learning outcomes
Course Objectives Learning Outcomes
Students will identify, analyze the operation of a digital system with microprocessor. Students will demonstrate the knowledge of digital electronics theory and microprocessor architecture.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methodology involved in computer programming. Students will produce and apply microprocessor programming techniques to real world applications.
Students will think and write critically in the creation and designing of computer programs. Produce effective written documents including lab reports and term papers and deliver effective oral presentations.
Students will demonstrate a technological skill set and comprehend its application across multi-disciplines. Students are required to be engage in research and communication using information acquisition tools, and cite sources.

This course introduces computer programming at two levels – the high level (C/C++) and the low level (Machine language and 8086/8088 Assembly language). It will give you a good introduction to how a microprocessor (The heart of a computer system) works and how high level programs (C/C++/Java etc.) are understood and interpreted by the microprocessor. It will start by introducing you to the basics of digital electronics and binary and hexadecimal number systems (Computer arithmetic), then move on to understanding a basic microprocessor, machine and assembly language, and finally move on to learn basic C/C++ programming.


Program-specific outcomes

ABET Criterion 3 Student Outcomes addressed by ET-509:

Student Outcome (1) - an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline:

  • Performance Indicator ETCT1-2 Solve applied problems by employing computer programming skills and associated software including circuit simulation software.

Student Outcome (3) -an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

  • Performance Indicator ETCT3-1- Produce effective written documents including lab reports and term papers.
  • Performance Indicator ETCT3-2 Deliver effective oral presentations.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Supplemental Information

ET 509 Lab Course Topics- Tables of Week Numbers and Lab Course Topics:

Week Laboratory Experiment Number and Topics
1 Lab 1 – Intro to computers and programming
2 Lab 2 – Introduction to Debug Utility Program
3 Lab 3 – Introduction to assembly programming
4 Lab 4 – CPU Addressing Modes
5 Lab 5 – Examining the Flags
6 Lab 6 – Other assembly instructions
7 Lab 7 – Introduction to the Primer Trainer Assignment 6
8 Lab 8- The Enhanced Monitor Operating System(EMOS)
9 Midterm Exam
10 Lab 9 – Introduction to C programming
11 Lab 10– Introducing Microsoft’s compiler, editor and debugger-Visual C++
12 Lab 11 – Interactive programming Assignment 9
13 Lab 12 – Investigating data input Assignment 10-Oral Presentation
14 Lab 13 – Investigating data input Assignment 10-Oral Presentation
15 Final Exam

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  • Exams
  • Lab reports
  • Classwork
  • Homework
  • Oral presentation Project
  • Final Exam

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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