ECE 3181: Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems Lab

ECE 3181 (Spring 2021)
Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems Lab

Instructor: Professor Joseph Camp
Email: "camp" AT ""
Phone: 214-768-8541 Fax: 214-768-3573
Office location: 340 Junkins Building, SMU campus
Office hours: Please email me so that we can setup a time for a Zoom Meeting.

Teaching Assistants:
Thursday Lab Section: Gabriella DiLiegro (gdiliegro AT smu DOT edu)
Office Hours (lab or class help): On demand over email or Zoom.

Friday Lab Section: Patrick Wojcik (pwojcik AT smu DOT edu)
Office Hours (lab or class help): On demand over email or Zoom.

Times/Place: Thursdays 2:00-4:50pm or Fridays 1-3:50pm (1/28 to 4/30), Zoom

Course Description: Fundamentals of microprocessor design, assembly language programming, and embedded system implementation. Students study a widely used family of microprocessors for microcontroller-based system design, assembly-level programming, and hardware interfacing.

Prerequisite: C- or better in ECE 2381.

Corequisite: ECE 3381.



Each lab report should have the following:
1. Name and SMU ID
2. Lab Session number & objective of the experiment
3. Algorithm and description of the program (25%)
4. Code with comments (25%)
5. Results, screenshots and verification (50%)

You may discuss lab assignments with classmates but all solutions must be original and individually prepared. The SMU Honor Code will be strictly enforced.

Required Textbooks:
William Hohl and Christopher Hinds, ARM Assembly Language Fundamentals and Techniques, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, 2015, ISBN 978-1-4822-2985-1.

Other References (relevant portions included on Canvas):
Steve Furber, ARM system-on-chip architecture, 2nd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2000, ISBN 0-201-67519-6.

Disability Accommodations: Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first register with Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS). Students can call 214-768-1470 or visit DASS to begin the process. Once approved and registered, students will submit a DASS Accommodation Letter to faculty through the electronic portal DASS Link and then communicate directly with each instructor to make appropriate arrangements. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive and require advance notice to implement.

Religious Observance: Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with them, in advance, acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence (Religious Holidays).

Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities: Students participating in an officially sanctioned, scheduled University extracurricular activity should be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other graded assignments missed as a result of their participation. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor prior to any missed scheduled examination or other missed assignment for making up the work. (See 2020-2021 University Undergraduate Catalog under "Enrollment and Academic Records/Enrollment Policies/Excused Absences.")

Students enrolled in ECE 3181 will be evaluated on the following ABET Learning Outcomes:
3.1 - An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (written content).
3.2 - An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (oral delivery).
5.1 - An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives (team function).