430-8743/02 – Microcomputer Control Systems (MŘS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ElectronicsCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Brandštetter, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Brandštetter, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRA30 prof. Ing. Pavel Brandštetter, CSc.
KUH37 doc. Ing. Martin Kuchař, Ph.D.
PAL70 doc. Ing. Petr Palacký, Ph.D.
SOB060 Ing. Martin Sobek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 2+15

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main aim of this subject is acquisition of theoretical knowledges and practical experiences in area of microprocessor control systems, their design and application. Acquired piece of knowledge is a part of electrical engineers knowledges, that is interested in application of modern microprocessor systems in electric drives.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work


Subject increases basic knowledge of microprocessor technics. It deals with excellent knowledge of modern microcomputer control systems and design problems of each parts of microcomputer systems for applications in industrial electronics.

Compulsory literature:

Brey B.B.: The Intel microprocessors: architecture, programming and interfacing. Prentice Hall,London, 1994. Steckhahn, A.D., Otter, J.D.: Industrial applications for microprocessors. Reston Publishing Company, 1982. Microprocessors and microsystems. Oxford Elsevier, ISSN 01141-9331. Horowitz, P. - Hill, W.: The Art of electronics. Cambridge University Press,1989, ISBN 0-521-37095-7.

Recommended literature:

Nilsson, J.W.: Electric circuits. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1991, ISBN 0-201-17288-7. Kale, C.O.: Introduction to passive, linear, and digital electronics. Reston Publishing Company, 1985, ISBN 0-8359-3263-X.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of study: Control tests No.1 and No.2. Conditions for credit: Attendance on laboratory education (100%). Report submission from laboratory exercises. Attendance on control tests. Acquisition of 25 points (minimum). Point rating of exercises - maximum 40 points, test T1 - max. 10 points,test T2 - max. 10 points, laboratory reports = max. 20 points.


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: Requirements for microprocessor control system, block diagram of single processor and multiprocessor system, description of basic blocks. Sensors of quantities - current sensors, voltage sensors, speed and position sensors. Analog signal and its adjustment - amplifiers, limiters, analog memories and analog multiplexers. Hardware solution of the microcomputer with different types of microprocessors, practical examples. Digital processing of input signals. A/D converters, D/A converters and their practical solutions, block diagrams, circuit diagrams. Digital processing of output signals from incremental position encoder. Block of position and speed estimation, estimation of rotation direction, multiplying of pulses, counter of pulses. Block and circuit diagrams. Output signals processing. Board of switching pulses, block and circuit diagrams. Communication with superior system and keyboard. Serial interface. Block diagram of communication unit. Development resources for design of application software. Assembly of program modules, mutual relations. Realization of program blocks for vector controlled AC drive with induction motor (IM). Principle of vector control with IM. Design of speed control structure. Realization of software blocks for speed control structure with IM. Reading of A/D data. P, I, PI controllers. Current control. Speed control. Block of oriented quantities calculation. Compare and vector pulse with modulation. Digital signal processors. Transputers. Structure, properties, applications. Programmable systems. Structure, programming. Basic applications in industrial electronics. Exercises: Singlechip microcomputer, 16-bit microprocessor - summary. Adjustment of analog and digital signals for microcomputer control systems. Development resources for design of application software. Communication with superior system. Test No.1. - theme repetition, assignment of semester project. Integration of program blocks into the control structure. Test No. 2. - theme repetition. Laboratories: Processing of analog and digital signals - laboratory exercise. Controllers, program blocks, measurement of transient responses - laboratory exercise. Program blocks for electrical controlled drives - laboratory exercise. Structure of speed control - laboratory exercise. Projects: Semester project - hardware and software design for microcomputer control system. Laboratory reports.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40 (40) 25
                Test no.1 Written test 10  2
                Test no.2 Written test 10  2
                Laboratory reports Laboratory work 20  10
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 20
                Written exam Written examination 40  15
                Oral exam Oral examination 20  5
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