Embedded Processors: SPPU-EP-TE

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Embedded processors can be broken into two broad categories. Ordinary microprocessors (μP) use separate integrated circuits for memory and peripherals. Microcontrollers (μC) have on-chip peripherals, thus reducing power consumption, size and cost.
Numerous microcontrollers have been developed for embedded systems use. General-purpose microprocessors are also used in embedded systems, but generally require more support circuitry than microcontrollers.

This course takes you through the world of todays most important breed of processors- ARM Processors, along with their development, features, real world interfacing and the embedded communication systems.



Embedded Processors


Third Year, Semester II



Examination Scheme

Phase I: In Semester Exam30
Phase II: End Semester Exam70


Course Objectives

  • To understand need and application of ARM Microprocessors in embedded system.
  • To study the architecture of ARM series microprocessor
  • To understand architecture and features of typical ARM7& ARM CORTEX-M3 Microcontroller.
  • To learn interfacing of real world input and output devices
  • To learn embedded communication systems.

Course Outcomes

After successfully completing the course students will be able to:

  • Describe the ARM microprocessor architectures and its feature.
  • Interface the advanced peripherals to ARM based microcontroller
  • Design embedded system with available resources.

Syllabus and Notes

Unit 1: ARM7, ARM9, ARM11 Processors

[Main Page: ARM7, ARM9, ARM11 Processors]

Unit 2: ARM7 Based Microcontroller

[Main Page: ARM7 Based Microcontroller]

ARM7 Based Microcontroller LPC2148:

Unit 3: Real World Interfacing with ARM7 Based Microcontroller

[Main Page: Interfacing with ARM7 Microcontroller]

Interfacing the peripherals to LPC2148:

Unit 4: ARM CORTEX Processors

[Main Page: ARM CORTEX Processors]

Unit 5: ARM CORTEX M3 based Microcontroller

[Main Page: ARM CORTEX M3 based Microcontroller]
ARM-CM3 Based Microcontroller LPC1768:

Unit 6: Real World Interfacing with ARM-CM3 Based Microcontroller

[Main Page: Real World Interfacing with ARM-CM3]

Communication using microcontrollers

Applications in embedded C


Embedded Processors LAB

Group A: LPC2148 Based Experiments

  1. Interfacing LPC2148 to LCD/GLCD
  2. UART Interfacing LPC2148 in embedded system (GSM/GPS)
  3. Interfacing LPC2148 for internal ADC on interrupt basis
  4. Interfacing SD card to LPC2148
  5. Interfacing EEPROM to LPC2148 using I2C protocol  

Group B: LPC1768 Based Experiments

  1. Interfacing LPC1768 to Seven Segment / RGB LED
  2. Generation of PWM signal for motor control using LPC1768
  3. Interfacing TFT display to LPC1768
  4. Implementing CAN protocol using LPC1768
  5. Implementing ETHERNET protocol using LPC1768

Previous Years Questions

Practical/ Oral Exam Questions


Assignment 1Assignment 2
Assignment 3Assignment 4
Assignment 5Assignment 6

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