Microprocessors or microcontrollers are embedded in many tools, gadgets, and equipment across various domains including household appliances, cellular phones, cameras, multimedia, avionics, medicine, data logging, diagnostics, monitoring and control applications, etc. Embedded technology and its impact have started to transform the landscape of our daily lives forever. Imagination is the only limit when it comes to applying microprocessors or microcontrollers in embedded technology.
This short course utilizes ARM Cortex-M3 and is ideal for practicing engineers, academicians or fresh graduates from Electrical/Electronics, Mechatronics, and Computer Science background. It attempts to bridge the gap between what has been taught in higher learning institutions and what is expected by the industries.
This short course covers the basics of embedded systems and extends the coverage to the intermediate level. Some fundamental skills in C/C++ will be concisely discussed to enable engineers who do not directly deal with programming to refresh and gain coding skills rapidly.
This course is designed with a heavy emphasis on practical skills. The participants will be exposed to the underlying theories which will immediately be pursued by hands-on sessions, covered together with their practical application.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:
- Design a circuit with an ARM Cortex-M based processor and interface to parallel digital input and parallel digital output devices
- Develop Mbed code to program an ARM Cortex-M based processor to read an analog signal
- Utilize hardware/timer interrupts and/or SPI/I2C interface in Mbed code to solve more complex industrial or engineering problems
Dr. Mohd Zuki Yusoff,
specializes in embedded systems (microprocessor and microcontroller) teaching/training. In his student years, Dr. Mohd Zuki pursued an undergraduate study in the United States of America. After enrolling for three semesters at Dutchess Community College, he transferred to Syracuse University (SU), Syracuse, New York,. He graduated from SU with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in December 1988. He completed his Master of Science in Communications, Networks Software from Surrey University (UniS), Guildford, England, from September 2000 to September 2001. Dr. Mohd Zuki obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia, in February 2010. His area of PhD study was on brain signal processing.
Dr. Mohd Zuki is currently an associate professor at UTP and is a director of Centre for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research (CISIR) and a member of the Institute of Health & Analytics (IHA). He is currently undertaking research in brain signal processing (event related potentials; brain computer interface). He holds one patent related to the extraction of event related potentials from background EEG.
He is a member of the following learned societies and professional body: IEEE, Tau Beta Pi—the National Engineering Honorary Society, Eta Kappa Nu—the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honorary Society, and Board of Engineers Malaysia (as graduate engineer).
Dr. Mohd Zuki has accumulated over 29 years of experience working with various industries and academic/training institutions; these include Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Celcom Academy, Politeknik Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (POLIMAS), Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS), and Singatronics (M) Sdn Bhd. He is a certified Curriculum Designer & Developer, awarded by Sepang Institute of Technology (SIT) and Douglas Mawson Institute of TAFE in March 1999.
For the last eighteen years, he has been involved in teaching students digital logic design, assembly language and C programming, advanced embedded systems, microprocessor, microcontroller, analog communications, and digital communication courses while at Universiti Teknologi Petronas.
While at Celcom Academy (CA), he had also trained technicians and engineers in telecommunications related areas such as Telecommunications Principles, Introduction to ETACS, Common Channel Signalling No. 7 (CCS7), Siemens’ EWSD Switching System; Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Siemens’ EWSD exchange planning, and Siemens’ EWSD Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM). At CA, he was involved in developing Learner and Facilitator Guide modeled on Competency Based Training & Education (CBTE), to support classroom training. He also worked with Deutsche Telekom staff to produce training materials for CA’s Technician Training Program (TTP).
In the past (while at POLIMAS), he conducted training in Audio Communications for Thomson Audio Kulim, Kedah, and in Audio Electronics for Sharp Roxy Corporation, Sungai Petani, Kedah. These two courses led the participants comprising mostly assembly line operators to qualify for certification (issued by POLIMAS) in their respective courses; they were eventually promoted to technicians in their workplaces.
Dr. Mohd Zuki was invited by Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL MITEC) in September 2011 to be one of the Board of Study (BOS) members, to give feedback on UniKL MITEC’s plan to introduce a new Bachelor of Technology specialization in Instrumentation & Control. He was instrumental in suggesting that microprocessors and microcontrollers, structured programming (C language) and object-oriented programming (C++ and/or JAVA) be comprehensively offered as some of the core courses in the curriculum.
This two-day course will cover the following aspects (case studies may be included in some topics):
- Introduction to Embedded Systems
- Parallel Interfacing
- Serial Interfacing
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