450-2053/02 – HW Platforms I (HWP I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Prauzek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Michal Prauzek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
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Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Graded credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this subject is to familiarize students with a digital and microprocessor technology. The content of lectures and exercises is composed to introduce and improve the digital and microprocessor knowledge skills. After passing this subject the students will be able determine basic terms in microprocessor area and choose appropriate hardware for implementing required algorithms.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


This course is focused on usage of digital technology in control system applications. Subject attention is aimed to microprocessor technology and architectures, also various microprocessor types are described. The instruments supporting the digital devices are also described. These technologies include: wire communication, wireless communication, analog and digital I/O interfaces, power supply circuits, etc. The exercises are aimed to programming the microcontrollers, especially the ARM Cortex M based.

Compulsory literature:

CATSOULIS, John. Designing embedded hardware. 2nd ed. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, c2005, xvi, 377 p. ISBN 0596007558. GANSSLE, Jack G a Michael BARR. Embedded systems dictionary. San Francisco, CA: CMP Books, c2003, x, 291 p. ISBN 1578201209.

Recommended literature:

VALVANO, Jonathan W. Embedded systems: Introduction to the Arm Cortex(TM)-M3 microcontrollers. 2nd ed. s.l.: CreateSpace, 2012, xii, 462 s. ISBN 978-1477508992. KHANDPUR, Raghbir Singh. Printed circuit boards: design, fabrication, assembly and testing. New York: McGraw-Hill, c2006, xxiii, 691 p. ISBN 0071464204-.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Semestral work


Other requirements

There are not defined other requirements for students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to digital electronics: Logic circuits, computer system, program, data, memory. 2. Microprocessor (CPU): History, architecture, computing power, instruction set. Core ARM Cortex M. 3. Microcontroller (MCU): Structure, peripherals, programing model. 4. General purpose input/output interface: Data direction, pull-up resistor, logic levels. 5. Basic microcontroller configuration: Clock signal, watchdog, JTAG, power supply, voltage references, package. 6. Interrupts: Internal, external, software. 7. Counters and timers: input capture, output compare, pulse-wave modulation. Real time timers. 8. A/D converter and D/A converter: Parallel conversion, uuccessive approximation ADC, integrating ADC, sigma-delat ADC. Analog comparator. Multiplexors. 9. Basic communication interfaces: UART, I2C, SPI 10. Advanced communication interfaces: USB, wireless standards. 11. Direct memory access (DMA): Usage techniques 12. Lowe power methods: Low-power modes, duty cycling, event wake-up concept. 13. Devices for user interaction: Displays, keyboards, touch interfaces. 14. Evaluation test

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
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Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 80% attendance at the exercises

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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