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Microprocessors & Embedded Systems

Course Synopsis

This course is an introduction to microprocessors and embedded systems. The use of Assembly Language in programming the microprocessor will be learnt via theory and practical components.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course the students will be able to:

  • categorize features of microprocessors & microcontrollers, use of embedded systems (C4)
  • construct assembly language programs (CTPS, P4)
  • demonstrate programs in assembly language for peripheral control (CTPS, A3)


  1. Fully ARMed (and Dangerous)
  2. Dissecting the Beast
  3. NXT Anthropology
  4. Lost in Translation (Not!)
  5. The First Step
  6. Divide and Conquer
  7. Decisions, Decisions
  8. Split Personality
  9. Sensing the Environment, Handle with Care
  10. Moving On
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